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Walkup Firm Pens Response to Those Opposing Victim Fairness Bill

Walkup Firm members Spencer Pahlke, Douglas Saeltzer and Kelsey Constantin co-authored this op-ed published in Law360 about why it’s important to pass SB447 to stop “death discounts” for negligent corporate wrongdoers.  They offer a compelling argument about how the legislation will end a historic injustice that benefits tortfeasors when their victims die before meritorious civil… read more

Walkup Firm Voted #1 Personal Injury Firm in California by The Recorder 2021, Triggers Hall of Fame Award

The Walkup Law Firm’s dedication to helping injured consumers hold corporate giants accountable for wrongdoing has once again earned it a top spot on the list of The Recorder’s Best of 2021 Awards for Personal Injury Law Firms in California. We are also proud to be awarded Hall of Fame status 2021 for winning the award… read more

Michael A. Kelly Honored as Daily Journal’s 2021 Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California

Recognized for his leadership in some of the most significant consumer protection cases in our state, Walkup partner Michael  A. Kelly made the list of Daily Journal’s 2021 Top Plaintiff Lawyers. Over the past year, Kelly led the litigation against the giant utility PG&E for the damage caused to residents by the Northern California wildfires… read more

[Study] The Most Dangerous Areas for Bicyclists in San Mateo County

Over the last several years, Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger has explored traffic safety issues as part of our commitment to safety.  Previously, we worked with 1Point21 Interactive to identify dangerous areas for pedestrians and bicyclists in San Francisco. Today, we continue those efforts by examining bicycle-related motor vehicle crashes in San Mateo county.  We… read more

Walkup Partner Doris Cheng Will Speak at 2021 California Society of Pediatric Dentistry

Walkup Partner Doris Cheng will speak at the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry on March 19, 2021 on “Pediatric Dentistry Risk Management” Click here to learn more

Walkup Partner Doris Cheng Quoted in Law360 Article: “1 Year Into COVID, Courts Face Uncertain Path To Reopening”

Walkup Partner Doris Cheng was recently quoted in a Law360 article about returning to the courtroom:  “Absolutely” ready to participate in trials again “because I believe that we can make it safe, and I want to make sure my clients’ rights are protected.” “I would feel comfortable. You’re always worried, but that kind of worry… read more

Homemaker v. Rural Emergency Department

In Homemaker v. Rural Emergency Department (court and county confidential), Michael A. Kelly and Christian Jagusch M.D., J.D. reached an eight figure multi-million dollar confidential settlement on behalf of a mother of two who suffered the loss of both legs due to delayed diagnosis of sepsis. Plaintiff went initially to the office of her general… read more

Octogenarian v. Commercial Construction Co.

In Octogenarian v. Commercial Construction Co. (South Bay Sup. Ct.), Douglas S. Saeltzer and Joseph A. Nicholson recovered $1,800,000 for a senior who was pinned between two cars at an intersection while trying to cross the street outside of a marked crosswalk. The incident occurred at an intersection adjacent to a construction worksite intended to… read more

Patient v. National HMO

In Patient v. National HMO (confidential venue and case number), Conor M. Kelly obtained a settlement totaling $2,850,000 on behalf of a 52-year-old man whose epidural abscess went undiagnosed resulting in paralysis below the waist. The plaintiff’s complaints began with a scraped leg that subsequently developed an MRSA infection and required surgery. Following surgery the… read more

Electrician v. Trucking Company

In Electrician v. Trucking Company (North Coast Sup. Ct.), Conor M. Kelly negotiated a $1,200,000 settlement on behalf of a 62-year-old electrician whose pickup truck was struck by a tractor-trailer on Highway 37 in Sonoma County. The plaintiff was initially diagnosed with non-surgical fractures of the ribs and cervical spine, but continued to experience ongoing… read more