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Khaldoun A. Baghdadi

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Khaldoun Baghdadi has been with the firm for 20 years. In 2016, he was part of the trial team in the Pinnacle hip implant litigation trial which resulted in a total verdict in excess of $1 billion dollars.

He has dedicated his career to being a trial lawyer, helping people who need and deserve an advocate. He has served as lead trial counsel in cases throughout the State of California.

Khaldoun has handled matters ranging from wrongful death, defective products, insurance disputes, medical negligence, and public transit injuries. Khaldoun has also prosecuted medical device defect and class action claims in courtrooms around the country.

They were exceptional attorneys.

Khaldoun & Matthew represented us in a wrongful death case. They were exceptional attorneys. They were both very attentive to our needs and extremely sensitive to our case since it was involving the death of our son. They went above and beyond what we expected and got us the best outcome that was possible.

Client

We were always given a very realistic outlook of the case.

From the beginning, we felt that we were in the hands of experts, who were very familiar with the procedures, court systems, etc. We were always given a very realistic outlook of the case. Khaldoun and Jeff always gave us their expert opinion, but at the same time they made it clear that we were the ones to make all of the important decisions, and that they would support us 100% no matter which decision we made.

Client

Khaldoun’s work ethic is beyond reproach - he’s driven, focused, extremely competent, and manages all those skills with a light-hearted and friendly personality.

I had known about Walkup’s reputation and being represented by Khaldoun gave me an entirely new appreciation and understanding for why this firm is the best at personal injury. Khaldoun’s work ethic is beyond reproach - he’s driven, focused, extremely competent, and manages all those skills with a light-hearted and friendly personality.

Client

He fought to get me the best settlement possible, always gave fair and knowledgeable advice, and I now am in a position to move on with my life.

I was so lucky to have Khaldoun as my lawyer. He fought to get me the best settlement possible, always gave fair and knowledgeable advice, and I now am in a position to move on with my life. Even though my case is finalized, Khaldoun is still just as invested in my ongoing recovery and life. He is a truly good human being and I feel honored to call him my friend.

Client

They kept us informed throughout the process and ultimately were able to negotiate a settlement we were happy with.

Khaldoun Baghdadi and Sara Peters represented my husband in a bicycle accident. They were both very attentive and patient…really such a pleasure to work with during one of the most difficult times of our lives. Khaldoun and Sara took the time we needed to explain the process, set our expectations and outline very clearly what was expected of us. They kept us informed throughout the process and ultimately were able to negotiate a settlement we were happy with. It was such a relief to know we were being represented by people we could trust.

Client

I was extremely fortunate to have Khaldoun Baghdadi represent myself during a stressful, ugly, and difficult litigation process.

I was extremely fortunate to have Khaldoun Baghdadi represent myself during a stressful, ugly, and difficult litigation process. He was incredibly supportive, encouraging, and was by my side during the entire process. He was above and beyond, [not] just a lawyer looking at the dollar signs, he wanted what was best for me mentally, physically, as well as financially. He gave me advice, not just from a lawyer’s perspective, but also from a friend's.

Client

He did a superb job of making all the legal processes appear not as overwhelming by keeping me in the loop almost daily.

He did a superb job of making all the legal processes appear not as overwhelming by keeping me in the loop almost daily, and by explaining everything to me. He gave me back the power that the opposing lawyer and litigation process can have the capability of taking away.

Client

Thank you, Walkup, for having Khaldoun Baghdadi as a member of your respected and renowned staff.

Thank you, Walkup, for having such a superb staff overall and for having Khaldoun Baghdadi as a member of your respected and renowned staff.

Client

Since 2009, Khaldoun has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer®. In addition, Khaldoun is AV – Pre-Eminent rated by Martindale Hubbell, signifying the highest peer review mark for ethics and standards of practice. His AVVO professional rating is 10.0 – Superb, reflecting the highest rank available.

Khaldoun served an adjunct instructor teaching trial advocacy at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. He also served as an adjunct professor at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He has also served as an instructor on trial technique, deposition practice and lawyering skills for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.

Active in the courtroom and the community, Khaldoun served the City of San Francisco by way of Mayoral appointment to the San Francisco Human Rights Commission. In 2006, he was elected chair of that body.

Khaldoun graduated cum laude from the University of California, Irvine, and obtained his law degree from UC Hastings College of the Law.

He lives in San Francisco with his wife and two children.

Noteworthy Verdicts and Settlements

  • $1 billion dollar jury verdict for defective hip implant
  • $ 9 million dollar medical negligence settlement
  • $8.3 million dollar jury verdict for defective hip implant
  • $7.8 million dollar personal injury settlement for defective medical device
  • $7.3 million wrongful death jury verdict in an automobile collision
  • $6.25 million wrongful death settlement in a vehicle/trailer rollover
  • $4.5 million dollar personal injury settlement in an automobile collision
  • $2.9 million wrongful death settlement for roof crush vehicle defect
  • $2.6 million settlement for defective medical device
  • $2.4 million medical negligence settlement

Community Involvement

From the founding of our firm in the 1960s up through the present, Walkup team members have consistently contributed to the welfare and improvement of the people and communities of the Bay Area and Northern California.

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Honors and Awards

    • Northern California Super Lawyer®, 2009
    • AV – Pre-Eminent rated by Martindale Hubbell
    • AVVO Professional Rating is 10.0 – Superb

Professional Associations and Memberships

    • San Francisco Human Rights Commission, Member and Chair
    • Arab American Attorneys Association, Co-chair, Bay Area Chapter
    • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
    • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Member
    • American Association for Justice, Member

Representative Cases

    • Detoy v. City and County of San Francisco
    • Ard v. Bi-Bett Corporation
    • Bennett v. City of Visalia
    • Gu v. BMW

Published Works

    • Apples and Oranges, the Supremacy Clause and the Determination of Self-Executing Treaties