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I had hip problems and needed a revision surgery. I couldn’t find a surgeon to take care of me. I emailed the firm above on a Sunday. Matt David called me immediately. I said I didn’t call to sign up with the class action suit, but needed a surgeon. Without encouraging me to sign with his firm, he gave me a list of 4 Drs in the area to get help. With this kind of service, I decided to sign with the firm. I have been quite pleased with the way they were very efficient, and promptly responsive to my needs. I highly recommend this firm and especially Matt Davis.

–A Google User

Khaldoun & Matthew represented us in a wrongful death case. They were exceptional attorney’s. They were both very attentive to our needs and extremely sensitive to our case since it was involving the death of our son. They went above and beyond what we expected and got us the best outcome that was possible. They left no stone unturned in their investigation and gathering of evidence. I have the utmost respect and confidence in them. They both have a lot of integrity and were very honest and real with us. They have a lot of compassion and even reduced the fees that they took in the end. That was huge in my book. I very highly recommend them. I doubt you will find better attorney’s then Khaldoun and Matthew. They are both an amazing pair of attorney’s and work very well together. They are the best of the best!

–A Google User

A risky surgery went badly wrong although that was totally avoidable, and it severely impacted my life. Given my age of 78, the prospects for the recovery of damages to partially offset suddenly increased needs for extra services and dialysis for the rest of my life were dim at the very least.

Then I was fortunate to find the team at this law firm … who worked together to shield me from the methods, distortion of facts and blatantly non-professional conduct of the hospital legal department so that the legal proceedings could proceed on the merits.

Sara and the team as a whole most certainly converted a dim future for me to one that is more manageable, and predictably so.

No-one can un-ring a bell or guarantee our health and future. But this fine team came as close as one can get to make the remainder of my life liveable.

–A Google User

Sara Peters, and Mike Kelly represented me in a malpractice suit and I would definitely recommend their services to anyone. The Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger offices have been nothing but kind and professional in dealing with my case. Mike Kelly & Sara Peters were always available to answer any questions I had, and provided me with reasonable explanation that helped me understand what was happening with the case. We reached a settlement I was satisfied with, and I believe having this office on my side definitely worked to my benefit. If you are in the unfortunate circumstances that require a malpractice lawyer, you can’t do any better than The Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger offices.

–A Google User

I am proud to recommend the incredibly capable and effective work of Spencer Pahlke and the rest of the amazing team at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly and Schoenberger. Spencer handled a recent auto accident case for my wife and I that had become a daily source of grief. From the moment he took our case, I never once wondered what to do next or worried–his professionalism, perseverance and thorough manner assured me that he had our best interests in mind and would not rest until he had achieved a very high standard of representation. Honestly, what more can you ask for from your attorney than total piece of mind?

–A Google User

Spencer Pahlke and the team at Walkup Melodia are empathetic, efficient and most of all, effective professionals. My husband and I were involved in an auto accident and felt incredibly burdened by the combined stress of dealing with our injuries and the numerous parties involved, from hospitals to insurers to therapists and every billing clerk and adjuster in between. Frankly, it was a relief when we met with Spencer and went over the details of the case and what our goals were. He walked through a detailed and specific course of action that he would take, and consulted with us and kept us updated throughout the entire process. In the end, our expectations were far exceeded, and I actually turned to my husband and asked: “really, it’s all over? That was painless! Spencer took care of everything.”Spencer’s professional diligence and relentlessness on our behalf was absolutely the reason we have finally been able to put the accident behind us and gotten a very fair result. His incredible skills are a reflection of the type of professional excellence you can expect from Walkup.

–A Google User

Mr. Saeltzer is an outstanding personal injury lawyer. He represented my teen-aged daughter who had sustained a severe burn. He was very empathetic to her situation, spent a lot of time with us explaining procedures and strategy and was completely accessible when we needed to ask him any questions.

He did not give us any false hope about the outcome. He prepared us very well for the depositions and the settlement meeting. I was extremely impressed with his knowledge of the law, his ability to accurately interpret the intent of the law and his strategy when dealing with the lawyers from the insurance company. His sense of timing and just how far we could push enabled my daughter to receive a much greater settlement than we had expected or even hoped for, but one she completely deserved.

He helped us through the process of figuring out a tax free annuity and connected us with an excellent annuity expert who worked with us to finish the process. I feel my daughter received the best representation possible from Mr. Saeltzer and the Walkup, Melodia, Kelly and Schoenberger Law Firm. I cannot recommend him or the Firm more highly.

–A Google User

My husband and I were involved in a serious auto crash that left us with physical and emotional injuries. I was reluctant to take legal action against the driver who hit us because I feared it would only compound the trauma of the accident. However, throughout the legal process, Paul Melodia’s rational and sympathetic approach reassured and supported us. We are extremely grateful to him for shepherding our case to a fair settlement and for creating an environment of civility and respect where that resolution was possible.

–A Google User

Mr. Khaldoun Baghdadi represented me in a personal injury case. My circumstance was somewhat of uncharted territories. He and Mr. Richard Schoenberger, stepped out of the box, believed in me and represented me with a very successful outcome. Associate, Mrs. Sara Peters, walked me through depos and other legal issues that were all very foreign to me with utmost respect. When it came time for mediation, the 3 of them went above and beyond to help me be comfortable both physically and mentally. What impressed me the most throughout the entire process was not only their superb knowledge but the camaraderie that the 3 of them have as a team.
I would without a doubt, highly recommend them to anyone.

–A Google User

Old school law firm with long history and proven reputation. I was first sent to another big PI firm in SF by VA council to recover medical expenses from State of CA. That firm was all “them” and did little listening to what I wanted done. Walkup listened, counseled, did the homework and got the job done – all while handling a difficult client who hates the whole PI system, especially with one government agency suing another.

Connor Kelly (2d generation in the firm) was open, professional and highly competent. While I question the very expensive experts that were brought in, the proof is in the settlement.

–A Yelp User

I had the pleasure of working with Spencer Pahlke, immediately after speaking with him about my case i felt a sense of relief and knew i was in the right hands. He was always professional, kept me up to date on my case as things came up. Long story short he helped me win my case and I HIGHLY recommend him and his firm. Thank you sooo much again Spencer!

–A Yelp User

Khaldoun & Matthew represented us in a wrongful death case. They were exceptional attorney’s. They were both very attentive to our needs and extremely sensitive to our case since it was involving the death of our son. They went above and beyond what we expected and got us the best outcome that was possible. They left no stone unturned in their investigation and gathering of evidence. I have the utmost respect and confidence in them. They both have a lot of integrity and were very honest and real with us. They have a lot of compassion and even reduced the fees that they took in the end. That was huge in my book. I very highly recommend them. I doubt you will find better attorney’s then Khaldoun and Matthew. They are both an amazing pair of attorney’s and work very well together. They are the best of the best!

–A Yelp User

I had hip problems and needed a revision surgery. I couldn’t find a surgeon to take care of me. I emailed the firm above on a Sunday. Matt David called me immediately. I said I didn’t call to sign up with the class action suit, but needed a surgeon. Without encouraging me to sign with his firm, he gave me a list of 4 Drs in the area to get help. With this kind of service, I decided to sign with the firm. I have been quite pleased with the way they were very efficient, and promptly responsive to my needs. I highly recommend this firm and especially Matt Davis.

–A Yelp User

Andrew McDevitt and Khaldoun Baghdadi represented me in a personal injury assault back in 2011. For someone who has never been involved with the law or the system they helped me through very hard part of my life. I suffered a fracture in my jaw, face was badly bruised, not to mention my teeth were chipped.

They helped tracked down the guilty party, followed up with my medical bills at times when I couldn’t make the payments. Very considerate and sensitive.

It has been a rough few years but thanks to Walkup, Melodia, Kelly and Schoenberger its a lot better.

–A Yelp User

Conor Kelly and his team represented me regarding a rear-end accident I was on the receiving end of. My initial attempts with the insurance company were unsuccessful so I turned to Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger after a recommendation from another law firm.

My case was immediately given attention and it never stopped from there. Every email I sent and call I made was promptly answered and solutions were found in a timely manner. No matter what the issue, Conor and his team were there, ready to answer, and made the entire process very simple.

The insurance company settled out of court and funds were recovered that I never would have seen if I did not hire Conor.

I would highly recommend Conor and this firm to anyone in need of legal representation regarding automobile accidents or any other type of wrongful injury.

–A Yelp User

Khaldoun Baghdadi and Sara Peters represented my husband in a bicycle accident. They were both very attentive and patient…really such a pleasure to work with during one of the most difficult times of our lives. Khaldoun and Sara took the time we needed to explain the process, set our expectations and outline very clearly what was expected of us. They kept us informed throughout the process and ultimately were able to negotiate a settlement we were happy with.
I am grateful that a friend recommended them to us and it was such a relief to know we were being represented by people we could trust.

–A Yelp User

Matthew Davis from this firm represented my spouse and i when MUNI ran he and his bike over one fine foggy morning. MUNI was sucky to deal with. He and his staff were really great to us and made it as easy as possible. and at the end of the day I felt like he got us a good settlement and dealt effectively with the insurance companies who wanted a bigger cut than we thought they should have. And his cut seemed reasonable as well.

Suing anyone isn’t fun, but Matt made it as painless as possible.

–A Yelp User

The best my family could have chosen. Their services far exceeded our expectations. We worked with Sara Peters. She was compassionate and understanding but also very upfront about what we could expect. If we ever need legal council again I would not hesitate to contact them.

–A Yelp User

I had a case that was, if not difficult, at best a pain in the @ss. Victim of the famous left hook while riding my bike, the cop didn’t even write a police report. Wow. One star for that cop. I entered into this experience with a lot of trepidation. Come on, we’ve seen lawyers on TV! That vanished after my first visit and though I dealt with a few different people (gathering information for the case), I always had -friendly- and efficient, and sometimes funny, interactions with the lawyer/ legal team. Great support staff! Their office is a fairly easy walk from BART/MUNI but most of our business was handled via email or phone.

Associate Andrew McDevitt was assigned my case and I really like that he took the time to give me a comprehensive understanding of the case, both caveats and assurances, and this made me so much more comfortable in making decisions. He also gave me rather good advice, coaching me on how and when to proceed against the defendant. By the reaction garnered among friends (including a judge in an adjacent county!) I conclude we did rather well and I walked away a very happy man. I am, in fact, astonished at how well that went. These are the people you want to call; ask for Andrew!

And that one star review? Please go to the guy’s profile and read the response to his complaint. So telling in so many ways, especially vis-à-vis all other five star reviews.

–A Yelp User

We were very fortunate to have Doug Saeltzer at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger handle for my wife’s personal injury case. Doug was obviously very knowledgeable about this type of case, and he handled it very professionally and drove the case to a very smooth and good settlement. He is patient, very responsive to our questions and we felt very comfortable with working with him. We highly recommend him.

–A Yelp User

I’m very fortunate to have met Spencer Pahlke. I was involved in a car accident in 2010 thought it was not the conventional car accident, it was a BIG and complicated one. i had a lawyer that took him two years to basically admit that he could not help me anymore, so he asked another lawyer for help which later that lawyer abandoned my case after saying that he was going to help us. Throughout that time, i felt anxious, and even i got into a deep depression about my situation. Finally, I met with Spencer and solved my case in 3 months! he is young and skilled , passionate about his profession capable to handle complicated matters. I was very satisfied with him that I recommend him to my boyfriend, and now my boyfriend is utilizing him. Thank you Spencer i will always be grateful with you.

–A Yelp User

Matthew Davis, Andrew McDevitt, Kirsten Benzien and Ashley Freeman all treated me as if I were the only client.

My calls and E-mails were always responded to quickly.
My case was resolved fairly. Matthew was overly generous and gracious concerning my legal fees. Andrew worked above and beyond to represent me.
I have referred clients to this firm and all were treated with the greatest care.
I recommend Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger without reservation.
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–A Yelp User

I strongly recommend Walkup., Melodia, Kelly and Schoenberger.
Doug helped us with my daughter’s personal injury case. We mostly dealt with Doug, however whenever we interacted with an associate there, they treated us with such consideration, and professionalism. Doug seemed to care about our case as if we were in his own family. He is genuine, thoughtful, responsive and always on the ball. We were thrilled with our experience at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger.
You will certainly be in the best hands with this law firm. Did we mention that he won the case!

–A Yelp User

Matt Davis and Sara Peters represented me and a friend in a personal injury case / hate crime. They were sensitive to our needs, professional in every manner, considerate, knowledgable, responsive, and quick to resolve our case out of court as well as secured a healthy settlement for us. I would highly recommend this law firm to anyone and everyone.

–A Yelp User

When I first had a hip replacement surgery in December of 2007 I subsequently discovered that the company supplying the replacement devices ( Depuy ASR ) had done a recall on this device. Initially I found an excellent board certified, highly respected and qualified surgeon to install it. Little did we know that the failure rate for these devices would be astronomically (huge) large. I do my research, due my homework until I finally found a highly respected law firm, WalkupLaw. I decided that familiarity with the case in its entirety, a large number of like clients would offer me my best chance for recovering damages sustained because of the Depuy device failure. I just wanted to take the opportunity to indicate the thoroughness, professionalism and attention to detail they have provided. I know there are a lot of attorney’s jumping on the bandwagon of opportunity but I don’t believe that Walkup Law is in that category. They were one of the first to realize the sheer magnitude of the number of lives that were negatively impacted or ruined as a result of the Depuy device. Law firms are in business to make money, but I don’t get the impression that Walkup law is trying to do anything other than see that justice is served. I know that many people make jokes about lawyers, rightfully so in some cases, but I say, if you have a depuy device and want to confirm for yourself what I have put down here, call them. I really get a feeling that integrity is the engine that drives this company. If you do the right thing, justice will prevail and so the compensation for everyone seeking justice. The fact the justice can be defined in dollars is horrible but true. I see reviews here from other people that extoll the virtues of Matt Davis, my attorney as well.

I hope my story ends well, but I believe I am in good hands and wanted to share that with other people in my situation. Maybe my experience will be your experience because what Depuy has done is horrible and the victims need to have their day in court.

–A Yelp User

I couldn’t feel luckier to have worked on my personal injury case with Spencer Pahlke at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly, & Schoenberger.

Spencer and his team – Lori, Margaret, etc- were impressive throughout my case which, due to my residence outside of the state of California, took place entirely by phone and email until the day of the settlement.

Spencer and his colleagues were professional and friendly from the start, always patiently answering my questions and updating me whenever necessary. To give a few examples of their stellar professionalism: Spencer always followed up his requests for information or documents from me with an explanation about why the requested items were necessary. Such explanations made the sometimes tedious information-gathering process more meaningful and consequently more manageable for me. Additionally, Spencer always made sure that I was updated with any progress in the lawsuit with a phone call to explain what would come next in the process and how long it might take to reach that next phase. This kind of communication from Spencer served as a reminder that he was out for my best interests.

I have to mention that Spencer went above and beyond the call of duty after I settled my case, when, due to an error in a spreadsheet, I was misquoted my total net gain. Upon realizing the spreadsheet error, Spencer arranged to reduce his fee so that I could get the total compensation amount I was initially quoted. Honestly, words can’t describe how much I appreciate and respect such a principled gesture on his part.

I can’t give Spencer Pahlke a high enough recommendation. He is a young, energetic guy with a genuine interest in helping others with his law degree. And to top that off, he’s easy to work with because of his demeanor – he’s the kind of guy that you know has a lot of friends because of the way he interacts with people and the way that people respond to him.

If you need legal representation, it will be hard for you to find a more honest , trustworthy, and worthwhile attorney.

–A Yelp User

Mr. Saeltzer is an outstanding personal injury lawyer. He represented my teen-aged daughter who had sustained a severe burn. He was very empathetic to her situation, spent a lot of time with us explaining procedures and strategy and was completely accessible when we needed to ask him any questions.

He did not give us any false hope about the outcome. He prepared us very well for the depositions and the settlement meeting. I was extremely impressed with his knowledge of the law, his ability to accurately interpret the intent of the law and his strategy when dealing with the lawyers from the insurance company. His sense of timing and just how far we could push enabled my daughter to receive a much greater settlement than we had expected or even hoped for, but one she completely deserved.

He helped us through the process of figuring out a tax free annuity and connected us with an excellent annuity expert who worked with us to finish the process. I feel my daughter received the best representation possible from Mr. Saeltzer and the Walkup, Melodia, Kelly and Schoenberger Law Firm. I cannot recommend him or the Firm more highly.

–A Yelp User

I don’t know how all these other law offices still get clients, I’m sorry but most lawyers assistants are rude and have no customer service skills. I called Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger and was surprised with a happy greeting from an assistant who right away transferred me to Kevin (one of the attorneys). I explained my situation to Kevin, he was very polite and helpful and did not try to brush me off fast like most law offices do. This company truly cares about people and they work with their heart and not with their greed for money!! If everyone can be this way in this society we would turn this world into true heaven on earth! Thank you Kelly & Schoenberger for all the help!

–A Yelp User

I feel very fortunate to have had Doug Saeltzer represent me in a personal injury case. He was empathetic of my situation and responded promptly and professionally. He was successful in recovering an appropriate settlement and negotiating the lien claim.

Doug was straight forward but kind and thorough and very generous negotiating my legal fees. I feel I got the best representation possible in my case using Doug from the Walkup firm.

–A Yelp User

conor kelly represented me in a personal injury matter. His performance was superior in every detail.He was attentive , thorough, knowledgeable, always promptly responsive to inquiry, and wise in advice, He was successful in the lawsuit, and the settlement was better than initially expected. At a personal level,he was considerate and sympathetic to deal with.
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–A Yelp User

My wife was fortunate to have been referred to the Walkup Firm by another personal injury attorney friend and we specifically requested the services of Mike and Conor Kelly.

My spouse was struck in a crosswalk on November 19, 2010 by a motorist and suffered a broken knee. It required plates and screws as well as months or recovery and many months in a wheelchair. We were mortified that our lives would be changed forever with lost incomes and even eviction.

The Walkup Firm responded within a day and Mr. Mike Kelly visited our North Beach home. He spent hours with us, agreed to take our case and within 18-months we had a very satisfactory settlement. One that permitted the two of us to move on with our lives and recover every cent that was spent as well as compensate for forward losses that will carry us into many years into the future. We settled our claim on May 1, 2012.

I never ever believed that an attorney would be as professional, detailed, skilled and caring as Mr. Mike Kelly and Mr. Conor Kelly are. They left no stone unturned. They provided my wife with additional surgeon’s evaluations. They laid the groundwork for a very satisfying mediation that avoided costly litigation and I highly regard the firm and Mr. Mike Kelly and Mr. Conor Kelly.

Small wonder this firm is rated number one in San Francisco for bodily injury cases. Use no other.

–A Yelp User

I was extremely fortunate to have Khaldoun Baghdadi represent myself during a stressful, ugly and difficult litigation process. He was incredibly supportive, encouraging and by my side during the entire process. He was above and beyond just a lawyer looking at the dollar signs, he wanted what was best for me mentally, physically as well as financially. He answered any and all questions I had and made everything as easy on me as possible. He gave me advice not just from a lawyer’s perspective but also from a friends. I had known about Walkup’s reputation and being represented by Khaldoun gave me an entirely new appreciation and understanding for why this firm is the best at personal injury. Khaldoun’s work ethic is beyond reproach, he’s driven, focused, extremely competent and manages all those skills with a light hearted and friendly personality. He did a superb job of making all the legal processes appear not as overwhelming by keeping me in the loop almost daily and explaining everything to me. He gave me back the power that the opposing lawyer and litigation process can have the capability of taking away. I was so lucky to have Khaldoun as my lawyer, he fought to get me the best settlement possible, always gave fair and knowledgeable advice and I now am in a position to move on with my life. Even though my case is finalized, Khaldoun is still just as invested in my ongoing recovery and life. He is a truly good human being and I feel honored to call him my friend. Thank you Walkup for having such a superb staff overall and for having Khaldoun Baghdadi as a member of your respected and renowned staff.

–A Yelp User

Walkup Melodia Kelly Wecht & Schoenberger did an excellent job handling my case. Spencer Pahlke and Mike Kelly were extremely knowledgeable, helpful and professional regarding all matters of my situation. Even though my case wasn’t the biggest, I still received superb treatment and attention. I would recommend this firm, Spencer and Mike to anyone that needs top quality, honest representation.

–A Yelp User

After searching for almost 6 months for an attorney to take our personal injury case, one of my clients referred me to Doug Saeltzer. He was very professional, focused, and got the job done. He was always prepared for all meetings, phone calls, and filings. He knew the facts of my case regardless of how small it was compared to the other work he and their office does. And without asking, he even reduced his fee to increase our payment. Walkup specializes in personal injury. I would definitely use Doug again. Hopefully I will never need to.

–A Yelp User

After getting hit by a car while riding my bicycle, I went to Spencer Pahlke at Walkup upon the recommendation of a friend. I could not have made a better decision. Spencer was incredibly caring, considerate, and professional from the moment we first sat down in our initial meeting. His intelligence and incredible knowledge was obvious from the get go, and I felt completely comfortable trusting him to make decisions in my best interest. Beyond his laudable skills as a lawyer, I appreciated that Spencer treated me not just as a client, but as a person. He recognized my desire to understand what was going on and learn from the process, and never hesitated to explain why things were happening and how they were being handled. He expressed sincere and genuine empathy, and was able to make me feel at ease when discussing what was an incredibly traumatic experience. As opposed to feeling at the whim of the process, I felt a part of it. Everything was handled promptly, his team — Lori and Vanessa — could not have been nicer, and I was beyond pleased with the outcome. If you are ever in the unfortunate position of needing legal help, you would be doing yourself a great favor by seeking out Spencer’s counsel, or that of anyone at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger.

–A Yelp User

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