Doris Cheng Resume

WALKUP, MELODIA, KELLY & SCHOENBERGER, San Francisco, CA
Shareholder, specializing in plaintiff personal injury
Admitted to practice in all courts in the State of California, Northern District of California, Eastern District of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.

TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

American Board of Trial Advocates

National Representative (San Francisco Chapter), 2015 - present

Executive Committee (San Francisco Chapter), 2015 - present

Chair, Civility Matters! Programs (Law School Division), 2012 - 2014

American College of Trial Lawyers

Admission to Fellowship Committee, 2015 - present

National Trial Competition Committee, 2015 - present

State Committee, 2015 - present

San Francisco Bar Association

Secretary, 2016

Early Settlement Panelist, 2010 - 2012

Member, Board of Directors, 2009-2011

Conference of Delegates, 2009, 2012

Chair, Judiciary Committee, 2008

Judiciary Committee, Member, 2006-2008

Chair, Barrister Club Newsletter, 2003

Vice Chair, Barrister Club Newsletter, 2002

San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association

President, 2015

President-Elect, 2014

Vice President, 2013

Secretary, 2012

Treasurer, 2011

Parliamentarian, 2010

Finance Committee, 2009 - present

Committee on Directors, 2009 - present

Educational Programs, Chair 2006, 2009

Women's Caucus, Chair 2004

Mock Trial Committee, 2003-2011

Board of Directors, 2003- present

American Inns of Court, USF Chapter

Executive Committee, 1999-2011

Counselor, 2009-2011

Secretary-Treasurer, 2002-2003

Program Chair, 2001-2002

Membership Chair, 2000-2001

National Association of Women Judges

Resource Board, 2007- present

Kaiser Arbitration Oversight Board

Board Member, 2010 - present

Litigation Counsel of America

Fellow, 2012 - present

National Trial Lawyers

Member, 2012 - present

LAW SCHOOL AND TEACHING AFFILIATIONS

National Institute of Trial Attorneys

Program Director, Western Regional Advocacy Teacher Training

Program Director, International Advocacy Training (various programs)

- Kosovo & Macedonia – in connection with the U.S. Department of Justice
- Singapore
- Scotland
- Caribbean Islands - in connection with the National Center for State Courts

Faculty, Solicitor Advocates Training, Belfast, UK

Faculty, Trial Skills & Deposition Training Programs (various public, private programs throughout the U.S.)

University of San Francisco School of Law

Intensive Advocacy Program, Program Director (Adjunct Professor), 2014 - present

Intensive Advocacy Program, Faculty, 1999 to present

Board of Counselors, 2011 - present

Board of Governors, 2003 - 2006

Coach, Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition (4 teams for USF), 2004

Emory University School of Law

Kessler-Eidson Trial Techniques Program, Faculty 2003-2008, 2011

UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall

Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy Course, 2010-2011

University of San Diego School of Law

Advocacy Training, Mexicali, Mexico (in connection with USAID grant), 2010

Lowell High School (San Francisco)

Head Coach, Mock Trial Team, 2010 - present

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO SCHOOL OF LAW

Juris Doctorate, 1998

Public Interest Law Scholar, 1998

Judicial Extern to the Honorable Saundra B. Armstrong, Northern District, 1997

Summer Abroad Studies, TRINITY COLLEGE, DUBLIN, IRELAND, 1996

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS

Bachelor of Arts, English with Creative Writing Emphasis, 1994

Deans Honor List, 1993-1994

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Girls Basketball Coach

Cornerstone Academy (8th grade), 1995

Notre Dames des Victoires (5th through 8th grade), 1999 – 2002

Lowell High School, Summer Clinic (JV and Varsity), 2003

BCSFYAO (5th and 6th grade), 2004 – 2006

St. Patrick (Catholic Youth Organization) (5th through 7th grade), 2007 – 2009

Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic, 1997 – 2000

Log Cabin Ranch Gardening Project (SF Youth Guidance Center), Volunteer, 2014

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

University of San Francisco School of Law Professional Achievement Award, 2015

Best Lawyers of America, 2010 - present

California Super Lawyers, 2010 - present

Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2012

Top 100, National Trial Lawyers

San Francisco's Top Attorneys, 2010 - present

Top 50 Women Lawyers in Northern California, 2011 - present

National Law Journal, Minority 40 Under 40, 2011

Bar Association of San Francisco Merit Award, 2008, 2012

Bar Association of San Francisco, Justice & Diversity Center Volunteer Award, 2013, 2015

Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist, San Francisco Trial Lawyer Association, 2008

John Meehan Fellow (USF School of Law, Distinguished Alumnus), 2007

TRAINING PROGRAMS

NITA PUBLIC PROGRAMS:

Advocacy Teacher Training Program (San Francisco, CA), Faculty & Co-Program Director 2001 to present

Advocacy Teacher Training Program (New York, NY), Faculty, 2013

Advocacy Teacher Training Program (Louisville, CO), Faculty & Program Director, 2008

Advocacy Teacher Training Program (Cambridge, MA), Faculty, 2007, 2008

Northwest Deposition Program (Seattle, WA), Team Leader, 2009

National Session (Colorado), July 2005, 2007, 2011

Western Regional Trial Skills Program, Faculty 2003-2005, 2007 - 2009, 2012

Southern California Trial Skills Program, Faculty 2008, 2014

Pacific Regional Trial Skills Program, Faculty 2004-2005, 2007- 2009

Pacific Regional Depositions Program, Faculty 2004, 2006

Southwest Regional Trial Skills Program, Faculty 2005

Western Regional Depositions Program, Faculty 2003

OTHER PROGRAMS:

Air Force Judge Advocate General's School, Advocacy Teacher Training Program, 2010, 2012

Colorado Legal Services Corporation, Trial Skills Program, 2009

Delaware Department of Justice, Trial Skills Program, 2012, 2014

Department of Justice, Advocacy Training Programs, (Macedonia), 2011, 2012

Department of Justice, Advocacy Training Programs ( Kosovo), 2009, 2010

Solicitors Advocacy Certification Program (Belfast, UK), 2008, 2012

Department of Homeland Security/Immigration & Customs Enforcement Trial Skills Program, 2008

Littler Mendelson In-House Trial Skills Training, 2007, 2012

Fish & Richardson In-House Trial Skills Training, 2006

Covington & Burling In-House Deposition Training, 2012

LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS

April 19, 2016, SFTLA, Anatomy Series: Head & Brain, Demystifying Neuroanatomy

February 24, 2016, Bar Association of San Francisco, Walk the Talk Series: Pleadings, Discovery & Jury Instruction

December 11, 2015, ABOTA Masters in Trial, Opening Statement and Cross Examination of Lay Witness, New Orleans, LA

December 4, 2015, The Rutter Group, Personal Injury Update, Los Angeles

October 30, 2015, Santa Clara County Bar Association, Mastering the Mechanics of Civil Jury Trials, Speaker

October 10, 2015, NITA Pacific Regional Trial Skills Program, Lecture on Direct and Cross Exam, San Diego, CA

October 8, 2015, Annual Meeting of the State Bar of California, Examining Opening Statement Strategies for Plaintiffs and Defense Attorneys, Speaker

August 5, 2015, Practising Law Institute California Trial Advocacy Seminar 2015, Expert Witnesses and Getting Documents into Evidence Speaker

June 11, 2015, Bar Association of San Francisco, Litigation Section, Tips on Picking a Jury

April 30, 2015, SFTLA Women’s Caucus, Woman Lawyer to Judge, Speaker

April 14, 2015, USF School of Law, Women’s Law Association Annual High Tea, Keynote Speaker

March 24, 2015, SFTLA, Roundtable Discussion on Economic Damages, Speaker

March 10, 2015, SFTLA, Trial Talk: Strategies from our own SFTLA Trial Masters, Speaker

February 22, 2015, Bay Area Asian Pacific American Law Students Association Conference, Moderator, Criminal Trial Attorneys – Justice for All: Perspectives in Criminal Law, San Francisco, CA

January 30, 2015, SFTLA New Lawyer Division Ski Seminar, Guest Speaker, Tahoe, CA

October 24, 2014, ABOTA Masters in Trial, Cross Examination of Lay Witness, San Francisco, CA

October 17, 2014, ABOTA Masters in Trial, Closing Argument, Missoula, MT

October 12, 2014, NITA Pacific Regional Trial Skills Program, Evidence Lecture, San Diego, CA

October 8, 2014, ABOTA Civility Matters! Winning Inside & Outside the Courtroom with Civility, Golden Gate University

July 27, 2014, NITA National Session, Closing Argument Lecture, Boulder, CO

May 21, 2014, ABOTA Civility Matters! Winning Inside & Outside the Courtroom with Civility, USF School of Law

March 5-7, 2014, Delaware DOJ Trial Skills Training, Program Director, Wilmington, DE

March 1, 2014, Western Trial Lawyer Association Ski Seminar, Guest Speaker, Lake Tahoe, CA

February 4, 2014, SFTLA, After Howell & Corenbaum: Presenting Damages without the Collateral Source Rule

January 13, 2014, ABOTA Civility Matters! Winning Inside & Outside the Courtroom with Civility, USF School of Law

January 6, 2014, NITA Southern California Regional Trial Skills Program, Lecturer on Voir Dire, Los Angeles, CA

January 3, 2014, NITA Southern California Regional Trial Skills Program, Lecturer on the Use of Exhibits, Los Angeles, CA

December 3 & 5, The Rutter Group, Personal Injury Update, San Francisco & Los Angeles

November 2, 2013, Stanford Mock Trial Training on Direct Examination, Faculty

October 31, 2013, BASF, Effective Advocacy at Mediation, Speaker

October 27, 2013, ABOTA Civility Matters! Winning Inside & Outside the Courtroom with Civility, NITA San Diego, CA

October 9, 2013, ABOTA Civility Matters! Winning Inside & Outside the Courtroom with Civility, Golden Gate University

October 3, 2013, BASF, Avoiding Malpractice: 10 Critical Junctures Where Mistakes Can Happen, Speaker.

September 24, 2013, SFTLA, Trial Skills Series II (Depositions), Speaker

September 19, 2013, High Stakes Jury Selection (Seminar Web Live! - national webinar)

September 17, 2013, San Mateo Trial Lawyer Association Don Galine Masters Seminar: Advanced Discovery Techniques, Presenter.

May 31, 2013, USF Intensive Advocacy Program, Guest Lecturer, "Use of Storytelling in Trial"

April 11, 2013, ABOTA Civility Matters! Winning Inside & Outside the Courtroom with Civility, Palo Alto Bar Association

March 21, 2013, ABOTA, Civility Matters! Winning Inside & Outside the Courtroom with Civility, Santa Clara Law School

March 15, 2013, National Ethics Trial Competition, Judge, Sacramento, CA

February 19, 2013, SFTLA, Moderator & Presenter, "Presenting Damages in a Post-Howell World," San Francisco, CA

November 27 & 29, 2012, The Rutter Group, Personal Injury Update, San Francisco & Los Angeles

November 15, 2012, BASF Annual Bench Bar Conference, Serving Justice With Strained Budgets -- Perspectives from On and Off the Bench, Speaker

November 14, 2012, USF Inn of Court, Presenter, Questioning Techniques for Deposition

October 26, 3012, ABOTA, Masters in Trial, Co-Presenter, "Accident Reconstruction / Computer Simulation"

October 6, 2012, USF School of Law, Judge, Advocacy of the Year Competition

September 3, 2012, Advocacy Training for Solicitors, Belfast, United Kingdom, Lecture: "Opening Statements"

June 27, 2012, NITA Western Regional Trial Skills Program, "The Ethics of Witness Preparation" lecture, San Francisco, CA

June 25, 2012, NITA Western Regional Trial Skills Program, "Controlling the Difficult Witness" lecture, San Francisco, CA

May 30, 2012, USF Intensive Advocacy Program, Direct and Cross of Experts Lecture

February 15, 2012, AAJ Winter Convention, "Non-Economic Damages: Creating Memorable Imagery & Vignettes," Phoenix, AZ

January 11, 2012, BASF, Cross-Cultural Issues within the Practice of Law, Panelist, San Francisco, CA

January 6, 2012, NITA Southern California Regional Trial Skills Program, Lecturer on Voir Dire, Los Angeles, CA

January 5, 2012, NITA Southern California Regional Trial Skills Program, Lecturer on Closing Arguments, Los Angeles, CA

December 1, 2011, The Rutter Group, Personal Injury Update, Panelist, Los Angeles, CA

October 11, 2011, SFTLA, Morphing Your Case to Maximize Recovery, Panelist Speaker, San Francisco, CA

July 26, 2011, NITA National Session, "The Exhibit Dance," Lecture

May 30, 2011, USF Intensive Advocacy Program, "Experts: Selling the Science" Lecture

May 4, 2011, Emory School of Law, Demonstration & Lecture of Closing Arguments, Atlanta, GA

March 23, 2011, Speaker, Recorder Roundtable on Depositions: How to Take Winning Depositions, San Francisco, CA

December 2, 2010, The Rutter Group, Personal Injury Update, Panelist, Los Angeles, CA

May 12, 2010, USF Inn of Court, Expert Witness at Trial: Making the Information Jury Friendly, Mastering the Hypothetical, Avoiding the Runaway Expert Witness, Chair and Speaker

April 20, 2010, SFTLA Roundtable Discussion, Navigating The Kaiser Electronic Medical Record System, Co-Chair

March 26, 2010, University at Buffalo School of Law, Advocacy Teacher Training Seminar, Speaker

March 9, 2010, SFTLA, Advanced Settlement Techniques, Program Chair and Speaker

February 13, 2010, Stanford Law School Mock Trial Competition, Judge

January 31, 2010, Presenter, AAJ Winter Convention, "Evidence in Economic Damages," Maui, HI

November 1, 2009, Lecturer, NITA Pacific Regional Trial Skills Program, "Handling & Laying Foundations for Exhibits"

October 10, 2009, USF School of Law Moot Court Competition, Judge

October 6, 2009, Legal Services Corporation, Experts Lecture, Louisville, CO

June 18, 2009, NITA Western Regional Trial Skills Program, Voir Dire Lecture

June 13, 2009, Regional Trial Lawyer Conference, Strategic Deposition Techniques, Squaw Creek, Olympia, CA

June 4, 2009, USF Intensive Advocacy Program, "Closing Arguments" Lecture

June 2, 2009, SFTLA, Evidence Advocacy, Chair

May 27, 2009, Effective Physical Communication Strategies During Trial (Webinar Lecture - Seminar Web Live!)

April 3 - 9, 2009, Advocacy Skills Training (U.S. Department of Justice), Pristina, Kosovo

March 21, 2009, CAOC Tahoe Ski Seminar, Direct Examination

March 20, 2009, National Ethics Competition, Judge, Sacramento, CA

January 24, 2009, Stanford Law School Mock Trial Invitational, Judge

November 8, 2008, CAOC 47th Annual Conference, Settlement

October 14, 2008, SFTLA, Medicine for Jurors, Chair

September 2008, Advocacy Training for Solicitors, Belfast, United Kingdom, Lecture: "Opening Statements"

July 2008, Department of Homeland Security In-house Advocacy Training Program, Louisville, CO

May 2008, USF Intensive Advocacy Program, Lectures: "Closing Argument" and "Direct & Cross of Experts"

May 21, 2008, Panelist, USF Intensive Advocacy Program, "Women in the Law"

January 2008, Presenter, NITA Southern California Trial Skills Program, "Jury Selection"

December 18, 2007, SFTLA Roundtable, Arbitrations, Chair

December 11, 2007, SFTLA, Tactical Containment of Experts, Chair

December 1 - 3, 2007, Bar Association of San Francisco, Juvenile Court Trial Skills Program, Faculty & Presenter

November 2007, Presenter, CAOC 46th Annual Conference, "Handling the Auto Case From Bumper to Bumper, Part I: Cross Examination"

July 2007, Presenter, "Direct & Cross of Expert Economist" (NITA National Session), Louisville, CO

April 25-28, 2007, Littler Mendelson In-house Advocacy Training, Dallas, TX

April 10, 2007, SFTLA, Practical Tips For Communicating With The Jury, Presenter

March 24, 2007, CAOC Tahoe Ski Seminar, "Settle or Serve"

February 18, 2007, Panelist, 32nd Annual National Trial Competition (American College of Trial Lawyers & Texas Young Lawyers Assocation)

June 1, 2006, University of San Francisco School of Law, Intensive Advocacy Program, Co-Presenter: "Closing Argument: TheLast Word"

May 29, 2006, University of San Francisco School of Law, Intensive Advocacy Program, "Direct & Cross of Experts"

April 27, 2006, Presenter: Gaining the Competitive Edge: Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy in California (San Francisco)

February 4, 2006, Panelist, 6th Annual Bay Area Conference, Asian Pacific American Law Students Association

January 2006, Lecture: Handling Obstreperous Opposing Counsel (San Diego)

January 2006, Lecture: Powerpoint for Trial Lawyers (San Francisco)

July 2005, NITA National Session, "Preparing Expert Witnesses"

May 2005, University of San Francisco School of Law, Intensive Advocacy Program, "Direct & Cross of Experts"

April 17, 2005, Guest Speaker, USF School of Law Asian Pacific American Law Students Association

April 13, 2005, USF Inn of Court, "Right to a Fair Jury Trial Despite the Media," Lecturer

April 12, 2005, San Francisco Trial Lawyer Association, Demonstration of Automobile Accident Trial, Presenter

April 5, 2005, Lecture: Powerpoint for Trial Lawyers (San Francisco)

February 2005, Public Interest Lawyer Advocacy Training, Trainer (San Francisco)

September 2004, California Continuing Education of the Bar, Practising Law Institute,"Suing and Defending the Professional," Lecturer (San Francisco)

May 2004, University of San Francisco School of Law, Intensive Advocacy Program, Lecture "Effective Cross Examination"

April 2004, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, "Maximizing Damages with Medical Experts"

November 2003, NITA Advocacy Teacher Training, Lecturer "Legal Ethics"

May 2003, University of San Francisco School of Law, Intensive Advocacy Program, Lecture "Direct & Cross Examinations"

September 2002, National Business Institute, "Civil Litigation"

May 2002, University of San Francisco School of Law, Intensive Advocacy Program, Lecture "Direct & Cross Examinations"

PUBLICATIONS

Draa, T., Cheng D., Bondonno, F., et al., Mastering the Mechanics of Civil Jury Trials, A Strategic Guide Outlining the Anatomy of a Trial

Haning, Z., Flahavan, W., Wright, K., Cheng, D., California Practice Guide: Personal Injury, The Rutter Group, 2015

Damages Presentation: Finding Memorable Imagery and Vignettes, American Association of Justice, January 2012

Impact Direct Examination, Consumer Attorneys of California, March 2009

Cross Examination, Consumer Attorneys of California, November 2007

Working With Economists on Damages, NBI, November 2007

Persuasive Speaking in the Courtroom, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, April 2007

Direct Examinations, USF School of Law Intensive Advocacy Program, April 2006

Continuing Education of the Bar, California Uninsured Motorist Practice, August 2005

Opening Statements: Making First and Lasting Impressions, San Francisco Trial Lawyer Association, April 2005