Walkup News

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

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      

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

The Walkup Firm Joins Everytown Law in New Civil Lawsuit Filed Against Ghost Gun Seller Blamed in Shooting of Two LASD Deputies

Trial attorneys at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger have joined forces with Everytown Law to hold a Nevada-based company accountable for a ghost gun shooting that injured two Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputies last year. The two deputies recently filed a civil lawsuit, as individuals, against Polymer80, Inc., which claims the gun used to shoot the… read more

Walkup Trial Team Notches Court Win for Saugus High School Shooting Survivor in ‘Ghost Gun’ Case

A Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge recently ruled that a 16-year-old plaintiff can sue for punitive damages in her civil lawsuit against the seller of the ghost gun used in the 2019 shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita. The plaintiff, 16-year-old Plaintiff Mia Tretta, suffered a gunshot wound to her lower abdomen… read more

Fireworks and Wildfire Danger

As Americans emerge from COVID-19 closures to celebrate Independence Day, there’s growing concern about 4th of July fireworks sparking wildfires. While many revelers will opt to go see a professional firework show, others will light up their own, sometimes illegal, fireworks, which pose a severe risk for a fire. A recent report by The Mercury… read more

Walkup Partner Matt Davis Profiled in the California Herald for Helping Make Communities Safer

One of the causes Davis has championed throughout his career is making the roadways safer for bicyclists. As an avid cyclist who commutes regularly to the Walkup firm’s San Francisco Financial District office, he’s passionate about protecting the rights of bike riders. He has represented many injured cyclists over the years. “It breaks my heart… read more

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