Awards

Michael A. Kelly Named 2022 “Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame” Inductee by the National Trial Lawyers Association

Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger is proud to congratulate shareholder Michael A. Kelly who has been honored as a 2022 “Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame” inductee by the National Trial Lawyers Association. NTL is recognizing Mr. Kelly for his 45-year career as a trial lawyer working to protect consumers from corporate greed, medical mistakes, dangerous… read more

Walkup’s Doris Cheng Named a ‘Champion of Justice’ by the American Board of Trial Advocates

The American Board of Trial Advocates is honoring Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger shareholder Doris Cheng with its inaugural Champion of Justice Award for her leadership in advancing ABOTA’s overall purposes of the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial. “I cannot think of a more fitting nominee to receive the first Champion of… read more

Walkup Partners Honored as Lawdragon’s 2022 Leading Lawyers in America

Lawdragon named Walkup Melodia Kelly & Schoenberger shareholders Richard H. Schoenberger and Doris Cheng to its 2022 list of 500 Leading Lawyers in America. The organization honors lawyers who represent the judiciary, public interest, dealmakers, plaintiff advocates, commercial litigators, disability lawyers, and more. Shareholder Michael A. Kelly is a current Hall of Fame Honoree, recognized… read more

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

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      

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

Walkup’s Doris Cheng Honored as Outstanding Female Attorney by SFTLA

Shareholder Doris Cheng recently received the 2021’s Outstanding Female Attorney Award from the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association at its annual Women Referring Women event. Walkup Melodia Kelly & Schoenberger is a proud supporter of the non-profit organization that provides benefits, services and legal education to members of the legal community. Ms. Cheng is a prominent… read more

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

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