On Valentine's Day 2007, a careless Metrobus driver, concerned more about beating traffic than the safety of law-abiding pedestrians, made a left turn off of 7th Street, N.W., onto Pennsylvania Avenue. He never bothered to check to make sure that the crosswalk was clear, and senselessly struck and killed two women. The women were walking in the crosswalk, with a green "Walk" sign. The Firm represented the widower of decedent Martha Stringer Schoenborn. After just over a year of hard-fought litigation in D.C. federal court, the firm obtained a $2.3 million lump sum settlement. The firm liaised regularly with local prosecutors, and the driver is now serving a year in jail for his criminally negligent actions.