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Eleven Walkup Attorneys Recognized by “The Best Lawyers in America” – Richard H. Schoenberger named 2022 “Lawyer of the Year”

Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger is proud to congratulate 11 attorneys in our firm listed among The Best Lawyers in America 2022 for their outstanding results in various plaintiff law practice areas. Shareholder Michael A. Kelly has received top honors as one of The Best Lawyers in America for 20 years in a row. He… read more

The Walkup Firm Joins Everytown Law in New Civil Lawsuit Filed Against Ghost Gun Seller Blamed in Shooting of Two LASD Deputies

Trial attorneys at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger have joined forces with Everytown Law to hold a Nevada-based company accountable for a ghost gun shooting that injured two Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputies last year. The two deputies recently filed a civil lawsuit, as individuals, against Polymer80, Inc., which claims the gun used to shoot the… read more

Walkup Partner Rich Schoenberger Named to The American Lawyer’s list of West Trailblazers

Walkup Partner Richard Schoenberger was named to The American Lawyer’s list of West Trailblazers for his impactful resolutions that resulted in policy and design changes which improved public safety. Click here to see the full list:  https://images.law.com/media/theamericanlawyer/supplements/TALTB_West_2021/mobile/index.html  

Walkup’s Conor M. Kelly Makes Daily Journal’s 2021 List of Top 40 Under 40

Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger is proud to congratulate shareholder Conor M. Kelly, who has been named by the LA/ SF Daily Journal as one of 2021’s Top 40 Under 40 attorneys in California. As a standout among his peers, Conor is known for his compassionate advocacy on behalf of consumers injured by negligence and… read more

Walkup Trial Team Notches Court Win for Saugus High School Shooting Survivor in ‘Ghost Gun’ Case

A Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge recently ruled that a 16-year-old plaintiff can sue for punitive damages in her civil lawsuit against the seller of the ghost gun used in the 2019 shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita. The plaintiff, 16-year-old Plaintiff Mia Tretta, suffered a gunshot wound to her lower abdomen… read more

Thirteen Walkup Firm Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers 2021 Northern California Lists

Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger is pleased to announce that four of its shareholders, Michael A. Kelly, Richard Schoenberger, Khaldoun Baghdadi, and Doris Cheng have once again made the 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers “Top 100” list. Mr. Kelly is also included on the “Top 10” list securing the number one vote-getter for the second… read more

Michael A. Kelly Earns Top Spot Among 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers

Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger shareholder Michael A. Kelly is the number one “vote-getter” for the second year in a row after making the 2021 list of Northern California Super Lawyers. Kelly is also included on the “Top 10” and “Top 100” list of lawyers in Northern California for the 18th time. “It’s an honor… read more

Fireworks and Wildfire Danger

As Americans emerge from COVID-19 closures to celebrate Independence Day, there’s growing concern about 4th of July fireworks sparking wildfires. While many revelers will opt to go see a professional firework show, others will light up their own, sometimes illegal, fireworks, which pose a severe risk for a fire. A recent report by The Mercury… read more

Walkup Partner Matt Davis Profiled in the California Herald for Helping Make Communities Safer

One of the causes Davis has championed throughout his career is making the roadways safer for bicyclists. As an avid cyclist who commutes regularly to the Walkup firm’s San Francisco Financial District office, he’s passionate about protecting the rights of bike riders. He has represented many injured cyclists over the years. “It breaks my heart… read more

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