Scene where our client was injured
Scene where our client was injured

Larson v. WA State Department of Corrections (DOC) – $4.25M Settlement

About the case

Darrell L. Cochran and his client, Kathie Lee Larson settled their case with the Washington State DOC for $4,250,000.  Kathie was run down by a mentally-ill DOC parolee in a stolen car, causing life-altering brain injuries.

Kathie Larson suffered a number of traumatic injuries, including brain damage, when Aiyisha Gillespie allegedly ran her down with a stolen car in June 2008. Larson was crossing a street in downtown Tacoma at the time. She was comatose for three weeks and hospitalized for six months.


  • Settlement: $4,250,000

Cause Number

  • Pierce County, No. 09-2-13355-2


  • State of Washington Department of Corrections (DOC)


Attorney Darrell Cochran looking at a computer screenAttorneys working around a desk