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Mike Kelly was selected to the LawDragon 500 Hall of Fame. Mike was also honored to be the top vote-getter among all Northern California Super Lawyers in the balloting for 2020 and 2021. In the spring he has been invited to present the second annual Connecticut Trial Lawyers “Michael Koskoff Memorial Lecture.” The presentation honors the memory of Mike Koskoff, an icon of the Plaintiffs Bar nationally, who passed in 2019… Rich Schoenberger was an invited presenter for a NITA Studio 71 nationwide broadcast focused on jury selection. He also spoke at a fall roundtable hosted by SFTLA entitled “Plaintiff Attorneys Trial Playbook: Life After People v. Sanchez.” Rich was also elected to the Board of Governors of the International Society of Barristers Foundation… Matthew Davis was elected to membership in the San Francisco Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Matt’s election brings the total number of ABOTA members from our firm over the past 60 years to 20 – more than twice as many members as any other trial firm in Northern California… Doug Saeltzer was elected to the position of Vice President of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) having previously served as Secretary of the organization. Doug was also appointed Chair of the Bar Association of San Francisco Judiciary Committee. The committee is charged with evaluating candidates seeking appointment or election to the San Francisco Superior Court, the Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District, the Supreme Court of California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California… Doris Cheng completed her term as President of the San Francisco Chapter of ABOTA, navigating the pandemic year via multiple informational, membership and CLE events via online platforms. She is the sixth member of the firm to have held this position – a record unmatched by any other firm. Doris was also honored to be appointed Chair of the California Lawyers Association Task Force for the Future of the Profession. Finally, she has agreed to direct a reprise of the hugely successful “Women in Trial“ skills program for the Bar Association of San Francisco… Spencer Pahlke helped organize a team of 150 volunteers to do in excess of 5,000 hours of work in the 2020 General and Run-Off Elections… Conor Kelly was an invited speaker at the annual Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) virtual convention addressing the issues surrounding litigating personal injury cases against rideshare companies… Valerie Rose was elected to the Board of Directors of SFTLA and will be co-chairing its Women’s Caucus this year… Sara Leung, wife of associate Joseph Nicholson, recently accepted an associate position at Bley and Bley in San Francisco, where she continues her family law practice… Announcing our newest parents, Jade Smith-Williams and husband Ricky Ramos, who welcomed their first born, a son, Kayson Kairo Ramos, on November 23. Arriving at 8 lbs, 15 oz and 22 inches, mom reports “he is growing so fast!”

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