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A Weekend of Tribute Held in Honor of Former Client Olivia Chaffin
Spokane – Olivia Chaffin was a 9-year-old soccer fanatic. Four years ago, a tragic car accident took her life. As Olivia was riding to her school play with her father and grandmother, a pizza delivery driver ran a stop sign and broadsided their vehicle.
The Chaffin’s enlisted former Spokane Prosecuting Attorney, James R Sweetser, in their suit for wrongful death and personal injury. Four separate insurance companies agreed to pay the maximum amount of available insurance by the conclusion of settlement negotiations, including Argo and Progressive. Olivia’s parents immediately pledged $10,000 to start a scholarship for underprivileged boys and girls who play sports, and Sweetser Law Office donated $5,000.
Olivia is still remembered today by her loved ones and her community. This weekend, the 4th annual “Olivia Chaffin” soccer tournament will be held at the Plantes Ferry Sports Complex. The tournament includes select teams from Washington, Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia. It was organized as a community effort to provide an atmosphere which honors her memory, focusing on fun, sportsmanship and a healthy competitive environment for kids that love the sport as much as Olivia did.
To help spread the word about the “Olivia Chaffin” soccer tournament, Sweetser Law Office is pledging a $1000 contribution to the tournament. Olivia and the Chaffin family have touched our hearts and we hope their story touches yours.
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James R Sweetser, Formerly Elected Prosecuting Attorney
“Olivia Chaffin was born March 19, 2001. She attended Evergreen Elementary as a 2nd grader where her Mom teaches, and brother Joey went, too. Olivia enjoyed playing with her many friends. She loved playing soccer, chase, tag, and anything that involved running. Her sparkling eyes, warm heart, imagination, and fun personality were among the many things that made Olivia special. She had a way of getting what she wanted with her pitiful looks and puppy dog eyes followed by a big smile. Olivia loved hanging out with her Nona and Papa at the lake where she was "The Boss". She cherished being outdoors, swimming,boating, and tubing as long as it wasn't too fast. She loved Papa Moe's and Grandma Shirley's farm and helping Papa feed the cows and dogs, as well as taking care of her own chickens. She loved the country life! Olivia loved chasing her brothers and doing whatever they were doing.Olivia's heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys live on; gifts of life to others from a girl with a huge heart.”