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Walkup Partner Doris Cheng Emceed the First Virtual Mass Swearing-In of 55 New California Lawyers

The San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and the Bar Association of San Francisco co-sponsored the first virtual mass swearing-in of 55 new California lawyers.  On June 18, Doris Cheng emceed and introduced an impressive lineup of speakers who welcomed the new lawyers who passed the February bar exam.  The keynote speaker was the inimitable and inspirational… read more

Victims Trust Fund Approved As PG&E Bankruptcy Ends

After roughly 17 months in bankruptcy, and following tragic fires in Sonoma and Napa County’s  in the fall of 2017 and similarly devastating and fatal fires in Butte County in 2018, United States bankruptcy court charge Dennis Montalbano signed a final order approving a plan of re-organization on Saturday, June 20, 2020 bring in to… read more

Walkup Firm Reaches Settlement with San Francisco to Clear Dangerous Encampments in Tenderloin District

SAN FRANCISCO, Calf. (June 16, 2020) – Attorneys with the San Francisco based plaintiff’s firm Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger announced last Friday a tentative settlement in a lawsuit filed on behalf of Tenderloin district residents and local business owners and UC Hastings Law School, which sought to compel the City of San Francisco to… read more

Fires Caused By Faulty Wiring

Studies show that there are approximately 51,000 home electrical fires each year. Data suggests that these incidents cause around 500 deaths and 1,400 injuries, as well as significant property damage. Nobody should ever have to worry about whether or not the wiring in their home or business will lead to a fire. Unfortunately, these incidents… read more

Wrongful Death Verdict Made the List of 2019’s Top 100 Verdicts in California

The Walkup firm is proud to announce its $4 million wrongful death verdict against L.A. Transit District made the list of 2019’s Top 100 Verdicts in California by Top Verdict.com. Attorneys Doug Saeltzer and Doris Cheng secured the multimillion-dollar jury verdict on behalf of the mother of a 21-year-old bicyclist who was struck and killed… read more

“Now Is The Time To End Racial Injustice” by Doris Cheng, President of SF ABOTA

The ABOTA mission statement recognizes: “America’s greatness lies in its people. And in its people lies the foundation of justice – trial by jury.” To believe in the Seventh Amendment, we must first love, respect and value people. If we truly value people, it is our duty to denounce anything and anyone who violates human… read more