For the third year in a row, Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger was ranked No. 1 in all of California for the number of attorneys listed by Woodward and White in their treatise Best Lawyers in America.
No other California personal injury firm had as many as six attorneys selected for inclusion. Selections are based exclusively upon peer reviews. The 2008 edition of Best Lawyers will be published in December.
This year, for the first time, Best Lawyers will also publish in the United Kingdom, and release its first international guide including Australia, Ireland, Israel, Kenya, Singapore and South Africa. Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive professional surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their peers. The 14th Edition of Best Lawyers (2008) will be based on more than 2,000,000 detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.
Because candidates for selection are neither required nor permitted to pay a fee to be included, a listing in Best Lawyers is regarded as a singular honor. Best Lawyers lists are available on all Bloomberg professional terminals, reaching more than 260,000 business across the globe. The lists are also available through ALM Publications, including Corporate Counsel, as well as city and regional publications.
In addition to being the No. 1 ranked personal injury firm in California, we were was also ranked No. 1 in San Francisco with the most firm members listed in the field of personal injury litigation.
It is no accident that we are acknowledged as having more listed lawyers in Best Lawyers than any other firm in California. For fifty years we have worked to gain and maintain a reputation of excellence, honesty and professionalism unmatched by other practitioners. We congratulate those members of the firm who have been listed for 2008. They include Matthew Davis, Daniel J. Kelly, Michael A. Kelly, Paul V. Melodia, Richard H. Schoenberger, and Douglas S. Saeltzer. Remarkably, Dan, Mike and Paul have all been listed in Best Lawyers for more than 10 consecutive years, an achievement of which very few can boast.