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Pre-Death Pain and Suffering Statute Enacted

A new law has been signed by the governor changing California law to allow recovery of pain and suffering damages experienced by a person who dies before trial. Historically, California law had prohibited the recovery of pain and suffering damages by anyone other than an injured person who survived until trial. Estates and families had… read more

Walkup Partners Join The Fight Against Ghost Gun Makers

Last month President Biden announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has issued a final rule to rein in the proliferation of “ghost guns” – unserialized, privately-made firearms that law enforcement officers are increasingly recovering at crime scenes in cities across the country. One of our clients introduced President Biden at the White House announcement… read more

Medical Negligence Victims Benefit From MICRA Changes

After 47 years, the California legislature has finally passed a modification of the harsh and unfair MICRA law which has plagued California’s medical negligence victims since 1975. This historic accomplishment comes as the result of an unprecedented mobilization of medical negligence survivors in every state senate district in California who negotiated together with a team… read more

Walkup Firm’s Senior Partner and Shareholder Michael A. Kelly Recognized as One of Daily Journal’s 2022 Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California

California’s most prominent legal newspaper, the Los Angeles | San Francisco Daily Journal, has named Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger Shareholder, Michael A. Kelly, one of 2022’s Top Plaintiff Lawyers in the State. Over the past year, Mr. Kelly has served as co-lead counsel the statewide JCCP In RE Paraquat, venued in Contra Costa Superior… read more

Summer Associate Program – Walkup Law Firm

The Walkup Law Firm is proud to introduce its 2022 Summer Associates who are participating in a 12-week program offering hands-on experience in civil litigation at one of Northern California’s most awarded law firms. This year’s summer associates include law students Daniel Cassee, Ian Head, Corey Jollie, who attend UC Hastings College of Law, Kaylen… read more