Attorney Darrell Cochran looking at a computer screen

Ravenell v. State of Washington DSHS – $2,100,000 Settlement for DSHS Negligence

About the case

DSHS failed to investigate allegations of abuse reported by a father in mother’s home.  3-year old boy, Michael Kekoa Ravenell, was beaten to death by his mother’s boyfriend, who DSHS failed to learn from its own computer database was a chronic abuser of children.

Michael Ravenell, father of Kekoa Ravenell, and his father


  • Settlement: $2,100,000

Cause Number

  • Pierce County, No. 09-2-11229-6


  • State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)


News Coverage

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