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Max Schuver

Senior Mass Torts Counsel


Max joined Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger in 2012. His passion for social justice drove him to the firm’s mass torts practice. This work is devoted to seeking justice for people injured by mass disasters, drugs, and medical devices. Where regulations and corporate responsibility fail the public, relief in the civil courts can be the last best vehicle for positive change.

Max joined Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger in February of 2012. His passion for social justice drove him to the firm’s mass torts practice.

Max Schuver was wonderful and most professional as was Matthew Davis.

You all did a fantastic job for me in this case. Max Schuver was wonderful and most professional as was Matthew Davis. Many, many thanks!

Client

He and his team including Max Schuver were no less than fabulous in dealing with my husband and I.

Worked with Matt Davis recently on a personal injury case. He and his team including Max Schuver were no less than fabulous in dealing with my husband and I. Attentive, responsive, knowledgeable and great advisors, this law firm receives an A + rating! Thank you for all that you did.

Client

Matt Davis and Max Schuver were extremely professional and a pleasure to work with.

Choosing the Walkup group to represent me in the DePuy case was the best move I could have made. Matt Davis and Max Schuver were extremely professional and a pleasure to work with. It didn't matter that I live in LA, Kirsten Benzien made sure I was always in the loop. I recommend their Law Firm 100%.

Client

Max Schuver was professional and answered all my questions quickly and with respect, even my dumb questions.

You guys handled my hip settlement with Depuy and I couldn't be happier. Max Schuver was professional and answered all my questions quickly and with respect, even my dumb questions. This was easy and fair, (I never thought I would say that about any lawyer)-Thanks again, you guys are the best for sure.

Client

My thanks to the Walkup firm and to Matt Davis, Max Schuver and Spencer Pahlke especially.

My thanks to the Walkup firm and to Matt Davis, Max Schuver and Spencer Pahlke especially. I was part of the DePuy mass action lawsuit. My case was a mix of defective product, infection, returning infection, hip dislocation, and blood clot among other assaults, with a dose of doctor incompetence. It was a very complicated medical fact pattern to re-assemble. My team at Walkup was relentless, caring, communicative and ultimately successful in securing a settlement appropriate for my personal situation. I would recommend the firm and my team without hesitation.

Client

Max has quickly gained a reputation as a lawyer who can tackle complex cases and produce results. He has worked through the firm’s and his own leadership roles to help secure multi-billion dollar settlements, including the 2019 landmark $13.5 billion settlement funding from bankrupt utility PG&E to pay families and businesses devastated by wildfires. He has been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star.

Max obtained his J.D from University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2010 with a concentration in Public Interest. He earned the distinction of Outstanding Achievement in Pro Bono. He was awarded the CALI and Witkin Awards for Bioethics, Law, and Society. He represented his class for three years in student government, spearheading initiatives to “green” the Hastings campus. While in law school, he interned for the Wikimedia Foundation, and for California Assemblymember Nancy Skinner.

Following graduation from UC Hastings, Max completed an academic fellowship. He conducted research and drafted briefs concerning a variety of issues relating to international climate change, with a focus on programs designed to curb rising carbon levels by encouraging sustainable forestry practices in developing nations. He also provided pre-publication editing for a book about the history of the militarization of United Nations peacekeeping missions.

Max believes in the power of the civil justice system to bring about meaningful change that makes us all safer.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Super Lawyers 2020 Northern California Rising Stars

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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Areas of Practice

    • Coordinated Actions
    • Personal Injury Litigation
    • Medical Device and Drug Product Liability
    • Mass Disasters