Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger

Established in 1959

Attorneys at This Firm 15 + attorneys view all
Attorney Awards
AV Preeminent

Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger

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Serving Santa Clara Co., California view address

Serving Santa Clara Co., California view address

Free initial consultation

Attorney Awards
AV Preeminent

About Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger

For over 50 years, We Have Protected The Rights of Bay Area Families following Catastrophic Injury or Death

Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger was founded over 50 years ago and is among California's premier contingent fee tort firms. All firm members eligible for rating carry the highest legal ability rating in Martindale-Hubbell. The firm's attorneys are active in national and international honor societies to which trial lawyers are admitted only by election or invitation.

Firm attorneys have attained a national reputation for ethical and aggressive representation of clients in c...

For over 50 years, We Have Protected The Rights of Bay Area Families following Catastrophic Injury or Death

Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger was founded over 50 years ago and is among California's premier contingent fee tort firms. All firm members eligible for rating carry the highest l...

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For over 50 years, We Have Protected The Rights of Bay Area Families following Catastrophic Injury or Death

Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger was founded over 50 years ago and is among California's premier contingent fee tort firms. All firm members eligible for rating carry the highest legal ability rating in Martindale-Hubbell. The firm's attorneys are active in national and international honor societies to which trial lawyers are admitted only by election or invitation.

Firm attorneys have attained a national reputation for ethical and aggressive representation of clients in complex personal injury and death cases and have obtained seven and eight figure verdicts in a wide variety of tort claims. Areas of specialty include truck and vehicle collisions, drug and device failures, consumer product defect, insurance bad faith, aviation crashes, work site accidents, premises liability, and medical negligence.

The firm has been active at the national level in mass tort litigation involving birth control devices, prescription drugs, nutritional supplements, breast implants, Fen-Phen, L-Tryptophan, Rezulin, Baycol, Sulzer Hip Implants, DePuy Knee implants, Ob-Tape, Lens Crafters, Heparin and automobile crashworthiness issues involving passenger restraint, roof crush and airbag deployment.

Members of the firm serve as officers and board members of such organizations as the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, the International Society of Barristers, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American Inns of Court, and the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. They have been selected for inclusion among The Best Lawyers in America and the Northern California Super Lawyers. Members of the firm serve as law school faculty at such institutions as U.C. Hastings College of Law, Emory University's prestigious Kessler-Eidson Trial Techniques program and the University of San Francisco's Intensive Advocacy Program.

One of our lawyers is the co-author of the most widely used text in the field of personal injury in California. Other firm members have lectured written papers, authored by graphs and presented clinic instruction in the fields of product liability, evidence, damages, medical malpractice, government liability and public transportation safety. For 22 years one of our partners has lectured statewide for the Continuing Education of the Bar on recent developments in torts. One of our partners was selected by the California Judicial Council to participate in the state's redrafting of its civil jury instructions.

Our Attorney serve on local bar committees volunteer as settlement conference judges in local superior courts and provide pro bono services throughout the Bay Area. To assist in the prosecution of its medical device and medical negligence claims, the firm's practice is supplemented by one full time and one part-time M.D./J.D. The firm currently has cases pending in California, Utah, New Mexico and Hawaii and has prosecuted claims pro hac vice in Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Utah, Idaho, New York, Washington, and the Territory of Guam.

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Areas of Law

  • Catastrophic and Serious Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Brain Damage
  • Brain Injuries
  • Paralysis/Spinal Cord Injury
  • Back Injuries
  • Burn Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Medication Errors and Dangerous Drugs
  • Defective Medical Devices
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Auto Defects
  • Car Accident Injury
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • 18 Wheeler Accidents
  • Car Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Product Liability/Defective Products
  • Premises Liability
  • Slip and Fall Accident
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Child Injury
  • Nursing Home Abuse and Elder Neglect
  • Construction Accident Injuries
  • Aviation Accidents
  • Molestation/Clergy Abuse Victims
  • Bicycle Accidents

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Client Reviews

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  • 50% client recommended 1 recommendation
  • 3.1/5.0 2 reviews
  • Communication

    3.0/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    3.5/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    3.0/5.0
  • Value for Money

    3.0/5.0

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Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 15 reviews
  • Legal Knowledge

    5.0/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    5.0/5.0
  • Judgment

    5.0/5.0
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.8/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Doris Cheng by a Managing Partner on 04/02/10 in Personal Injury

    Doris Cheng is one of the finest young lawyers in Northern California. She is a recent partner in the Walkup firm which is the best personal injury firm in San Francisco. Doris is smart, articulate, hard working and charming. I have mediated several... Read more

    Doris Cheng is one of the finest young lawyers in Northern California. She is a recent partner in the Walkup firm which is the best personal injury firm in San Francisco. Doris is smart, articulate, hard working and charming. I have mediated several cases for her and found her to be a skilled advocate and a most pleasant person. She deserves your highest rating. Charles Hawkins

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Doris Cheng by a Managing Partner on 03/19/10 in Plaintiffs Personal Injury

    Doris is absolutely an AV rated attorney. I have seen her work first hand and can represent she is one of the top plaintiff's lawyers I know. She also has great skills in dealing with clients in high pressure situations.

    Doris is absolutely an AV rated attorney. I have seen her work first hand and can represent she is one of the top plaintiff's lawyers I know. She also has great skills in dealing with clients in high pressure situations.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Khaldoun A. Baghdadi by a Member on 11/19/09 in Personal Injury

    Outstanding lawyer.

    Outstanding lawyer.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Khaldoun A. Baghdadi by a Staff Lawyer on 11/11/09 in Products Liability

    Khaldoun is a formidable advocate who possesses superb legal skill. He is professional and highly respected by his colleagues in the plaintiff and defense bars.

    Khaldoun is a formidable advocate who possesses superb legal skill. He is professional and highly respected by his colleagues in the plaintiff and defense bars.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Khaldoun A. Baghdadi by a Managing Partner on 11/05/09 in Personal Injury

    outstanding attorney. very knowledgable about automobile product liability cases.

    outstanding attorney. very knowledgable about automobile product liability cases.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Khaldoun A. Baghdadi by a Partner on 10/26/09 in Civil Litigation

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Khaldoun A. Baghdadi by a Partner on 10/26/09 in Personal Injury

    Khaldoun is a pre-emminent attorney in his field. He is thorough , ethical and focused on driving the case toward the best result for his client. Khaldoun's work ethic andresults deserve you highest rating.

    Khaldoun is a pre-emminent attorney in his field. He is thorough , ethical and focused on driving the case toward the best result for his client. Khaldoun's work ethic andresults deserve you highest rating.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Khaldoun A. Baghdadi by a Partner on 10/25/09 in Personal Injury

    If I was injured, Mr. Baghdadi is the first lawyer I would turn to for representation. He reflects the best qualities of our profession while, at the same time, being a truly exceptional trial lawyer.

    If I was injured, Mr. Baghdadi is the first lawyer I would turn to for representation. He reflects the best qualities of our profession while, at the same time, being a truly exceptional trial lawyer.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Khaldoun A. Baghdadi by a Partner on 10/24/09 in Personal Injury

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Khaldoun A. Baghdadi by an Other Law Firm Position on 04/06/09 in Litigation

    khaldoun demonstrates the perfect balance of smart and practical; he's the kind of lawyer that other lawyers refer without hesitation.

    khaldoun demonstrates the perfect balance of smart and practical; he's the kind of lawyer that other lawyers refer without hesitation.

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Firm Details

Year Established
1959
Firm Size
17
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    Free initial consultation
Representative Clients
Reference: California Bank & Trust, 465 California Street, San Francisco, Calif. 94104.
Representative Clients
Reference: California Bank & Trust, 465 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94104.

Location Details

Fax: 415-391-6965

Website: http://www.walkuplawoffice.com

Firm Address:

Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger 650 California Street, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
U.S.A.

Office Hours:

  • Monday 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Tuesday 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Wednesday 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Thursday 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Friday 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Saturday 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Sunday 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

Office Hours:

  • Monday 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Tuesday 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Wednesday 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Thursday 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Friday 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Saturday 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Sunday 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

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