Walkup Partner and President of SF Bar Association Doris Cheng Lays Out “Universal Principles” For Courtroom Success
Posted on August 10, 2019 in Uncategorized
Law360, San Francisco (August 8, 2019, 6:32 PM EDT) — Three longtime trial lawyers offered up their thoughts on how attorneys can be persuasive in the courtroom and win cases, whether they’re advocating on behalf of the plaintiff or defense, at the American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting on Thursday. Morrison & Foerster LLP senior of… read more
Doris Cheng Interview
Posted on July 31, 2019 in Walkup News
Walkup Partner Doris Cheng, President of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF), sat for an interview with Charles Jung. Doris shares her family’s origin story, describes her professional and volunteer work, and explains what animates her professional and volunteer work. Doris describes lawyers as problem solvers, and she shares why she evangelizes for the rule of law.
2019 Electric Scooter Helmet Laws in California
Posted on June 19, 2019 in Electric Scooter,Personal Injury
Helmet laws surrounding electric scooters have recently undergone a change in the state of California. Helmet laws are generally put in place to protect motorists from sustaining an injury, should they be involved in an accident, collision, or sustain a fall. The state previously required all riders to wear a helmet, but the recent changes… read more
Which Is Better in San Francisco? Uber or Lyft?
Posted on June 17, 2019 in Car Accidents,Walkup News
In big cities like San Francisco, transportation services are essential to travel anywhere in a timely manner. Trolleys, taxi cabs, cable cars – a multitude of options are available when deciding how to get around the city. However, ride-sharing services, Uber and Lyft, are edging out more traditional forms of transit in San Francisco’s transportation… read more
What to Do After a Car Collision in 2019
Posted on June 15, 2019 in Car Accidents,Personal Injury
Car accidents cause confusion and stress, which can distract the drivers involved. This prevents the driver from making informed decisions at the moment. A driver who learns about the specific steps involved in the aftermath of a collision is a driver that is more likely to record key details in future accidents. Stay With Your… read more
California Electric Scooter Laws
Posted on June 13, 2019 in Bike Accidents,Personal Injury
Electric scooter laws exist to prevent accidents caused by unsafe scootering practices. California’s electric scooter laws have recently changed, taking effect this year. The most discussed change in California’s law is its helmet law. San Francisco residents have heavily debated this law, ensure that it was an acceptable change to make. What Are Bikeways &… read more
California M1 License Updated for 2019
Posted on June 11, 2019 in Blog,Personal Injury
The requirements to obtain an M1 license in California are straightforward. A simple checklist stating the requirements to apply for this type of license is available on its own CA DMV webpage. The requirements listed on this page fulfill several different categories. Motor Training Individuals that are under 18 must complete a driver’s education, a… read more
Do I Need a Motorcycle License for a 150cc Scooter in California?
Posted on June 10, 2019 in Personal Injury
Confusion surrounding the status of electrical scooters as motor vehicles in San Francisco is common and leaves many gray areas in its proper use for the average person. Laws surrounding electrical scooters differ from state-to-state. The power component and classification of the scooter generally dictate the specific requirements for operating the vehicle. Motorcycles A motorcycle… read more
2019’s SFTLA Trial Lawyer of the Year Awarded to Conor M. Kelly
Posted on April 8, 2019 in Awards,Walkup News,Wrongful Death
Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger attorney Conor M. Kelly and Andje Medina from Altair Law won the 2019 SFTLA Trial Lawyer of the Year competition for a case last year that netted $3,000,000 in settlement claims. The case was called Belo v Bally Hallinan Properties and it involved a property fire caused by the owner’s negligence in San Francisco that resulted… read more
What Is the Settlement Check Process?
Posted on March 8, 2019 in Personal Injury
The personal injury claims process can take a significant amount of time to complete. When you factor in the investigation process, pre-trial negotiations, insurance claims and medical evaluations you can look at up to a year or more to reach the end of it. However, once you complete the claims process, you can receive a… read more