Press Releases

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

CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT & THIRIOT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ADMINS SUED FOLLOWING INVESTIGATION OF ABUSE BY SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER

CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT & THIRIOT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ADMINS SUED FOLLOWING INVESTIGATION OF ABUSE BY SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER LAS VEGAS, Nevada – The parents of three Thiriot Elementary School special needs students who allege their children were physically, emotionally and verbally abused by Special Education teacher Shane Butuyan and classroom aide Ana Escamilla have filed… read more

FAMILY OF TESLA CAR CRASH VICTIM WALTER HUANG FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST AUTOMAKER, STATE OF CALIFORNIA

SAN FRANCISCO (May 1, 2019) – Errors by Tesla’s Autopilot navigation system caused the crash that killed Walter Huang of Foster City, Calif., last year, claims a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Huang’s widow and family on April 26. The family is represented by Doris Cheng and Michael Kelly of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger,… read more

WALKUP ATTORNEYS OBTAIN $4,000,000 VERDICT IN S.F. PEDESTRIAN FATALITY TRIAL

A Walkup Law Firm trial team including partner Matthew Davis, associate Jeff Clause and headed by senior partner Michael Kelly obtained a $4 million verdict in San Francisco Superior Court on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 against the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District arising from the wrongful death of Lori Helmer, a 51 year… read more

Court Upholds $8.3 Million Verdict In DePuy Hip Implant Case

A Los Angeles judge recently upheld an $8.3 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson arising out of its defective ASR hip implants. The verdict was awarded last March to Loren Kransky, who suffered serious injuries from a defectively designed hip implant manufactured by J&J’s DePuy Orthopaedics division. San Francisco attorneys Michael Kelly, Matthew Davis and… read more

Court Upholds $8.3 Million Verdict In DePuy Hip Implant Case

A Los Angeles judge recently upheld an $8.3 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson arising out of its defective ASR hip implants. The verdict was awarded last March to Loren Kransky, who suffered serious injuries from a defectively designed hip implant manufactured by J&J’s DePuy Orthopaedics division. San Francisco attorneys Michael Kelly, Matthew Davis and… read more