Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger shareholders Doris Cheng and Richard Schoenberger have been honored with inclusion in the prestigious list of 2024 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. As two of California’s most esteemed trial lawyers, this recognition is a testament to their outstanding contributions to the legal profession. Cheng and Schoenberger have made the Top 500 Leading Lawyers list for six consecutive years.
Doris Cheng is a legal standout in Northern California, ranking among the top 50 women and 100 lawyers. Specializing in complex injuries from third-party negligence, she has secured multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for injured consumers statewide. She’s a former President of ABOTA (SF Chapter) and the Bar Association of San Francisco. Doris is also an inductee of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American College of Trial Lawyers. Her notable results include a $15.3M verdict for a stroke patient, a $13.5M settlement for severe brain damage, and a $14.25M settlement for severe burn injuries.
In his remarkable 38-year legal career, Rich Schoenberger has consistently shown exceptional courtroom skills. He holds records for the largest verdicts in various California counties and, in August of 2023, alongside colleagues, secured Sonoma County’s largest-ever personal injury verdict. In the last two years, he resolved cases with substantial settlements, including a historic $24 million in a medical malpractice case. Schoenberger, a respected member of elite trial lawyer organizations, has served as President of the San Francisco Chapter of ABOTA. Most recently, Rich made the Daily Journal’s 2023 list of California’s Top Plaintiff Lawyers.