The Walkup Firm is proud to announce that four of its partners, Michael A. Kelly, Richard Schoenberger, Doris Cheng, and Khaldoun Baghdadi have been selected for inclusion on the Northern California Super Lawyers Top 100 list for 2020. In addition, partners Matthew Davis, Douglas Saeltzer, Spencer Pahlke and Conor Kelly were named as Super Lawyers, while partners Sara Peters, Andrew McDevitt and Valerie Rose together with associates Joseph Nicholson and Max Schuver were named Super Lawyers 2020 Rising Stars.
Senior partner Michael A. Kelly has been named to the Super Lawyers Top 100 list for the last 17 years and the Top 10 list six of the last eight years. This year he was honored as the number one vote-getter of the Top 10 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers list. Richard Schoenberger and Khaldoun Baghdadi were both named on the Top 100: 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers list. This year marks the 10th year Mr. Schoenberger has been on the Top 100 list, and the 7th for Mr. Baghdadi. Doris Cheng, who is widely recognized for her leadership of the San Francisco chapter of ABOTA this year, was named on the Top 50: 2020 Women Northern California Super Lawyers list in addition to also placing on the Top 100 list.
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