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Walkup’s Michael A. Kelly Featured in Law Dragon’s Hall of Fame Limelight Interview

” For more than 40 years, celebrated trial lawyer Michael Kelly has dominated courtrooms with a mix of compassion and tenacity that has yielded astounding results. Known as one of the top attorneys in the country for high-stakes personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases, Kelly’s role as name partner and shareholder of firm Walkup, Melodia, Kelly &… read more

Walkup Attorneys Prosecuting a Landmark Ride-Share Public Safety Case – Evidence cited in New York Times Article

A team of Walkup attorneys prosecuting a landmark ride-share public safety case against Uber uncovered heretofore undisclosed evidence about the rideshare giant’s corporate policies in handling of reports of reported rapes. Some of his evidence was cited in a New York Times opinion piece article published last week: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/22/opinion/uber-safety-ride-sharing.html?searchResultPosition=1 Walkup team members Matt Davis, Sara… read more

[Study] The Most Dangerous Pedestrian Intersections in San Francisco

  On March 31, 2021, a 74-year-old man crossing the intersection at San Bruno and Masson Avenue was struck by a vehicle, and died. On May 18, 2021, a 29-year-old woman was killed in a similar way at the intersection of Hayes and Polk Streets – marking the eighth pedestrian death this year in San… read more

Spencer Pahlke and Kelsey Constantin Authored Article in Law360

Large and small businesses across the country have increasingly used arbitration to keep unhappy customers out of court with mandatory arbitrations held behind closed doors. The Walkup Firm’s Spencer Pahlke and Kelsey Constantin authored an article in Law360 that explains why the  inherent bias in the arbitration process typically benefits corporations. https://www.law360.com/articles/1437582    

The California Herald profiled Walkup Shareholder Doris Cheng

As one of the state’s most formidable trial lawyers, The California Herald profiled Walkup Shareholder Doris Cheng for her record of success in high-profile, high-stakes civil cases. Read more about how Doris is a role model for the next generation of successful lawyers. Attorney Profile: Doris Cheng Honored as Outstanding Female Attorney      

Walkup Firm Welcomes New Associates

We Are Pleased To Welcome Our Newest Associates: KELSEY S. CONSTANTIN & DANIEL A. CONTRERAS And The Walkup Law Firm 2021-2022 Civil Justice Fellow: SARAE SNYDER Here is our announcement      

2021 Northern California Super Lawyers Recognizes Five of the Walkup Firm’s Standout Women Lawyers

The women of the Walkup firm include Doris Cheng, Sara Peters, Valerie Rose, Kelsey Constantin, and Kelly Ganci, three of whom have been honored as 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers for their leadership and mentorship, and professional success. Doris Cheng is a prominent plaintiff lawyer known for her legal work and leadership as the 106th… read more

Walkup Team Wins $1,606,664 Binding Arbitration Award

We are proud to report a $1,606,664 binding arbitration award rendered against Kaiser Permanente on October 15, 2021, following a nearly two-week contested hearing. Prior to the hearing, Kaiser had offered zero dollars in settlement of our clients’ claim. The award was obtained by Walkup Shareholder Sara M. Peters, working in conjunction with Walkup Medical… read more

California Wildfire Evacuation Checklist

Being in a wildfire can be terrifying. Unfortunately, it is a part of life for many Californians, especially as the number of wildfires steadily increases. Staying prepared with this wildfire checklist can help you and your family safely evacuate. Follow Evacuation Instructions Always follow evacuation instructions that have been given for your area. If there… read more

Tips to Avoid Insurance Scams After Wildfire Damage

When you are struggling to rebuild your life after wildfire damage, the last thing you might expect is to encounter unjust behaviors by someone pretending to help. Unfortunately, this is the reality for many Californians who are facing major repairs or renovations after wildfire damage. Use the following tips to avoid insurance and disaster recovery… read more