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Valerie N. Rose


With multiple six and seven figure results to her credit, Valerie’s clients benefit from her keen intellect, relentless determination to get to the truth, innate sense of compassion, and talent for producing juror empathy.

She works tirelessly to hold insurance companies, wrongdoers, negligent public entities, and corporations responsible to those who have been injured or killed as a result of their defective products, vehicular negligence, dangerous property and medical malpractice.

She has wide experience in successfully representing clients suffering from chronic pain, neurologic impairment, physical disabilities, amputation, paralysis and traumatic brain injury. Her clients know her to be responsive and effective.

Client Testimonials

This law firm came highly recommended and is truly the best in the Bay Area for personal injury.

I had a head injury and was not able to process and track things as I normally would. Valerie was a trusted partner to represent me, and handle all logistics and communication. She provided great counsel, is calm, professional and delivered in negotiating a strong settlement. The perfect professional ideally presents as super competent, sincere, compassionate and patient with clients. Any prospective client would be lucky if such a reputable firm would even accept to represent them! When injured, this law firm can definitely be a huge consolation during such misery and alleviate lots of stress knowing you're in great hands.


Valerie Rose and everyone else I worked with at the Walkup team was very professional, patient, and supportive over my 2 years working with them on my personal injury case

. I talked to a number of personal injury lawyers before deciding to work with Walkup. They came highly recommended and now I know why. They got me a favorable settlement with my personal injury case and were a pleasure to work with. Thank you Walkup Melodia!


A member of the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Valerie has been peer-nominated each year since 2013 as a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star – a distinction given to fewer that 2.5 percent of the state’s lawyers. In 2017, she was an important member of the Walkup trial team nominated by the Consumer Attorneys of California for the Consumer Attorney of the Year honor flowing from her contribution to the first successful DePuy defective metal-on-metal hip trial in the country.

Valerie obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, graduating in 2004 with high distinction. She is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa National Honors Society and was a national medalist in mock trial and parliamentary debate. She attended law school at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, earning her J.D. in 2010.

At Berkeley Law, Valerie co-chaired the Board of Advocates, which oversees the school’s appellate, ADR, and trial competition teams. She also clerked at the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, and served as a judicial extern for Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker in the Northern District of California.

Following graduation from Berkeley Law, Valerie worked on a variety of complex class and collective actions at the law firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. While at Orrick, she used her prior experience as a registered California lobbyist to assist clients with legislative and regulatory issues.

Valerie lives in San Francisco with her husband and two young daughters.

Example Case Results

  • $ 14.5 million dollar settlement for dangerous condition of property resulting in paralysis
  • $ 9.8 million dollar settlement for medical negligence
  • $ 8.3 million dollar jury verdict for defective hip implant
  • $ 7.3 million dollar wrongful death jury verdict for an automobile collision
  • $ 2.7 million dollar wrongful death arbitration award for medical negligence
  • $ 2.3 million dollar settlement for automobile collision resulting in traumatic brain injury
  • $ 2.25 million dollar settlement for a pedestrian struck by an automobile
  • $1.8 million dollar settlement for a defective medical device
  • $ 1.7 million dollar settlement for dangerous condition of property resulting in wrongful death
  • $ 500 thousand dollar arbitration award for medical negligence

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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