Types of Wildfire Damages You Can Recover Compensation For

If you have been affected by a wildfire in California, you may be eligible for financial compensation for your losses, or damages. The damages you can recover compensation for will depend on the type and extent of the losses you suffered in the wildfire, as well as your available outlets for financial recovery. Determine the… read more

What to Do if Your Home Is Damaged or Destroyed in a Wildfire?

A wildfire is a frightening and traumatic event that can cause significant property damage. In California, wildfires destroy thousands of structures each year. If your home gets damaged or destroyed in a wildfire, it is critical to take the correct steps toward recovery. An insurance company will check to see if you fulfilled all of… read more

When Could an Electric Company Be Liable for a Wildfire?

It is a known fact that weather conditions are a major factor in the spread of wildfires. It is also true that lightning is the origin of many fires in California. However, about 90 percent of all wildfires are caused by human activity – including electric company activity. Your family may have grounds to file… read more

Who Is Liable for Wildfire Damage in California?

Many people assume that wildfires are natural disasters or acts of God – an unavoidable part of living in California. While it is true that environmental conditions such as high heat, severe winds, low humidity and lightning can spark wildfires, some of the most devastating wildfires in California’s history have been caused by human activity,… read more

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

Is Lane-Splitting Legal in California?

If you are a motorcyclist in California, you probably do everything you can to stay safe and legal on the highways. This includes following all of the California traffic laws and regulations regarding motorcycle use. One motorcycle practice that many people may not know is legal in California is lane-splitting. Whether you are a motorcyclist… read more

How to Choose the Right Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or someone you love has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of someone else, you may end up needing a personal injury lawyer. Personal injury lawyers are there to represent you when you file a lawsuit against the negligent party to recover compensation for your losses. It is important to… read more

What Happens if You Get in an Accident Without a License in California?

You must have a valid driver’s license to operate a vehicle in California. If a person makes the choice to drive without a license or while their license is suspended, they could get into serious legal trouble if stopped by a law enforcement officer. Driving without a license can be prosecuted as both a non-criminal… read more

Is California a No-Fault State?

When you get into a car accident in California, it is important to know how you will receive compensation for your damages and injuries. Many people may wonder if California is a no-fault insurance state. California is not a no-fault state for auto insurance. California operates as a “fault state” when it comes to car… read more

Walkup Partner and President of SF Bar Association Doris Cheng Lays Out “Universal Principles” For Courtroom Success

Law360, San Francisco (August 8, 2019, 6:32 PM EDT) — Three longtime trial lawyers offered up their thoughts on how attorneys can be persuasive in the courtroom and win cases, whether they’re advocating on behalf of the plaintiff or defense, at the American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting on Thursday. Morrison & Foerster LLP senior of… read more