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Walkup Firm to Co-Sponsor 2nd Annual Flash Trial Competition Showcasing Top Legal Talent from Across the Nation

The Walkup Firm is proud to support the highly anticipated Flash Trial Competition from September 7 to September 10, 2023. The Berkeley School of Law’s National Flash Trial Competition (NFTC) will gather eight of the nation’s leading law school trial advocacy programs, each sending two student competitors and a coach to compete in this adrenaline-packed…

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Richard H. Schoenberger Named 2024’s “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America

Shareholder Richard H. Schoenberger has received the honor of being named 2024’s “Lawyer of the Year” in the category of Medical Malpractice Law.  He also received the “Lawyer of the Year” Award for Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs in 2016 and 2019. This award recognizes lawyers who have a high level of integrity, professionalism, and ability. Richard has…

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“The Best Lawyers in America” Honors 15 Walkup Attorneys, Richard H. Schoenberger Receives 2024 “Lawyer of the Year” Award for Fourth Time

Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger proudly announce that all firm shareholders have been listed among The Best Lawyers in America, 2024 Edition, for their outstanding results in various plaintiff law practice areas. Shareholder Michael A. Kelly has made the Best Lawyers in America list for the past 20 years. He has received top honors as…

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Parents v. School

In Parents v. School (Bay Area Sup. Ct.) Michael A. Kelly and Conor Kelly negotiated a settlement totaling $15,000,000 on behalf of the parents of a 3 year-old who died when a school yard tire swing overturned and struck her in the head. The child was on the swing with two classmates under the supervision…

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Michael A. Kelly Secures No. 1 Spot in Super Lawyers of Northern California’s 2023 Ranking for the Fourth Year in a Row

We are thrilled to announce that Walkup Firm Shareholder, Michael A. Kelly, has been featured in today’s California Business Journal for his outstanding achievements. Kelly has been honored as the No. 1 Vote-Getter for the fourth consecutive time in the Super Lawyers of Northern California’s 2023 ranking. His dedication and expertise have earned him this…

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Teen v. Terrain Park

In Teen v. Terrain Park (Calif. Sup. Ct.) Mike Kelly, Andrew McDevitt and Valerie Rose represented a 15-year-old snowboarder who suffered orthopedic injuries and a severe brain injury while snowboarding. The minor snowboarded off of park property towards his lodging when he encountered an unmarked 20 foot high drop-off created by snow removal equipment on…

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Heirs v. Technology Center

In Heirs v. Technology Center (confidential venue) Conor Kelly negotiated a confidential multimillion dollar settlement on behalf of the wife and two adult children of a salesman who suffered fatal injuries when he fell 20 feet through a ceiling at a warehouse. The decedent worked in sales of safety equipment and was contacted by the…

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Skater v. Rink Designer

In Skater v. Rink Designer (Bay Area Sup. Ct.) Joseph Nicholson obtained a confidential settlement for a 6-year-old girl who suffered permanent injuries to her hand after a collision with another skater at an outdoor seasonal ice rink in Santa Clara county. The unique rink design incorporated existing palm trees, creating two concentric circles of…

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Senior v. Restaurant

In Senior v. Restaurant (Bay Area Sup. Ct.) Richard Schoenberger and Kelly Ganci negotiated a confidential settlement on behalf of a 78-year-old restaurant patron who suffered a traumatic brain injury after sustaining a fall at a restaurant. When attempting to leave the restaurant, instead of being shown out the front entrance, the plaintiff was led…

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