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Walkup Firm Welcomes New Associates

We Are Pleased To Welcome Our Newest Associates: KELSEY S. CONSTANTIN & DANIEL A. CONTRERAS And The Walkup Law Firm 2021-2022 Civil Justice Fellow: SARAE SNYDER Here is our announcement      

2021 Northern California Super Lawyers Recognizes Five of the Walkup Firm’s Standout Women Lawyers

The women of the Walkup firm include Doris Cheng, Sara Peters, Valerie Rose, Kelsey Constantin, and Kelly Ganci, three of whom have been honored as 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers for their leadership and mentorship, and professional success. Doris Cheng is a prominent plaintiff lawyer known for her legal work and leadership as the 106th… read more

Walkup Team Wins $1,606,664 Binding Arbitration Award

We are proud to report a $1,606,664 binding arbitration award rendered against Kaiser Permanente on October 15, 2021, following a nearly two-week contested hearing. Prior to the hearing, Kaiser had offered zero dollars in settlement of our clients’ claim. The award was obtained by Walkup Shareholder Sara M. Peters, working in conjunction with Walkup Medical… read more

California Wildfire Evacuation Checklist

Being in a wildfire can be terrifying. Unfortunately, it is a part of life for many Californians, especially as the number of wildfires steadily increases. Staying prepared with this wildfire checklist can help you and your family safely evacuate. Follow Evacuation Instructions Always follow evacuation instructions that have been given for your area. If there… read more

Tips to Avoid Insurance Scams After Wildfire Damage

When you are struggling to rebuild your life after wildfire damage, the last thing you might expect is to encounter unjust behaviors by someone pretending to help. Unfortunately, this is the reality for many Californians who are facing major repairs or renovations after wildfire damage. Use the following tips to avoid insurance and disaster recovery… read more

What to Do if Your Insurer Refuses Home-Policy Renewals During Fire Season

Millions of residents in California depend on their homeowners insurance policies to cover repairs or rebuilds should their properties get damaged by wildfires. Unfortunately, in recent years, a significant portion of these homeowners have received letters from their insurance companies notifying them that their policies will not be renewed in the next term. If you… read more

Walkup’s Doris Cheng Honored as Outstanding Female Attorney by SFTLA

Shareholder Doris Cheng recently received the 2021’s Outstanding Female Attorney Award from the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association at its annual Women Referring Women event. Walkup Melodia Kelly & Schoenberger is a proud supporter of the non-profit organization that provides benefits, services and legal education to members of the legal community. Ms. Cheng is a prominent… read more

Types of Wildfire Damages You Can Recover Compensation For

If you have been affected by a wildfire in California, you may be eligible for financial compensation for your losses, or damages. The damages you can recover compensation for will depend on the type and extent of the losses you suffered in the wildfire, as well as your available outlets for financial recovery. Determine the… read more

When Is Wildfire Season in California?

California’s natural environment encourages the spread of wildfires. Low humidity, lack of precipitation, dry vegetation, high temperatures and hot winds create ideal conditions for a fire to spark and spread. Several months during the year are referred to as California’s “wildfire season,” typically from summer to fall. This time of year tends to have conditions… read more

What to Do if Your Home Is Damaged or Destroyed in a Wildfire?

A wildfire is a frightening and traumatic event that can cause significant property damage. In California, wildfires destroy thousands of structures each year. If your home gets damaged or destroyed in a wildfire, it is critical to take the correct steps toward recovery. An insurance company will check to see if you fulfilled all of… read more