Walkup News

13 Walkup Firm Attorneys Honored as 2020 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars

The Walkup Firm is proud to announce that four of its partners, Michael A. Kelly, Richard Schoenberger, Doris Cheng, and Khaldoun Baghdadi have been selected for inclusion on the Northern California Super Lawyers Top 100 list for 2020. In addition, partners Matthew Davis, Douglas Saeltzer, Spencer Pahlke and Conor Kelly were named as Super Lawyers,… read more

Walkup Firm’s Michael A. Kelly Earns Top Spot Among Northern California Super Lawyers

SAN FRANCISCO (July 9, 2020) — Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger is proud to announce that Super Lawyers has recognized Senior Partner Michael A. Kelly as the number one vote-getter on its list of 2020’s Top Ten Super Lawyers in Northern California. Kelly also ranked among the Top 100 Northern California Super Lawyers in the… read more

This beautiful classroom was funded in part by a gift from Walkup partners Mike Kelly, Richard Schoenberger and Matt Davis.

This is the main Lecture Hall in the brand new academic building at UC Hastings Law which opens to students for the first time in 3 weeks. This beautiful classroom was funded in part by a gift from Walkup partners Mike Kelly, Richard Schoenberger and Matt Davis, grateful Hastings alumni who are giving back as… read more

Settlement Approved in the UC Hastings v. City of San Francisco Lawsuit

Walkup senior partner Michael Kelly announced that Federal District Judge John Tigar has approved the settlement in the UC Hastings v. City of San Francisco lawsuit in which he and colleagues Rich Schoenberger, Matt Davis and Jade Smith-Williams are lead counsel. Judge Tigar signed and entered an Order last week formally approving the agreement. The… read more

Walkup Partner Doris Cheng Emceed the First Virtual Mass Swearing-In of 55 New California Lawyers

The San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and the Bar Association of San Francisco co-sponsored the first virtual mass swearing-in of 55 new California lawyers.  On June 18, Doris Cheng emceed and introduced an impressive lineup of speakers who welcomed the new lawyers who passed the February bar exam.  The keynote speaker was the inimitable and inspirational… read more

Victims Trust Fund Approved As PG&E Bankruptcy Ends

After roughly 17 months in bankruptcy, and following tragic fires in Sonoma and Napa County’s  in the fall of 2017 and similarly devastating and fatal fires in Butte County in 2018, United States bankruptcy court charge Dennis Montalbano signed a final order approving a plan of re-organization on Saturday, June 20, 2020 bring in to… read more

Walkup Firm Reaches Settlement with San Francisco to Clear Dangerous Encampments in Tenderloin District

SAN FRANCISCO, Calf. (June 16, 2020) – Attorneys with the San Francisco based plaintiff’s firm Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger announced last Friday a tentative settlement in a lawsuit filed on behalf of Tenderloin district residents and local business owners and UC Hastings Law School, which sought to compel the City of San Francisco to… read more

Wrongful Death Verdict Made the List of 2019’s Top 100 Verdicts in California

The Walkup firm is proud to announce its $4 million wrongful death verdict against L.A. Transit District made the list of 2019’s Top 100 Verdicts in California by Top Verdict.com. Attorneys Doug Saeltzer and Doris Cheng secured the multimillion-dollar jury verdict on behalf of the mother of a 21-year-old bicyclist who was struck and killed… read more

“Now Is The Time To End Racial Injustice” by Doris Cheng, President of SF ABOTA

The ABOTA mission statement recognizes: “America’s greatness lies in its people. And in its people lies the foundation of justice – trial by jury.” To believe in the Seventh Amendment, we must first love, respect and value people. If we truly value people, it is our duty to denounce anything and anyone who violates human… read more

UC Hastings, Other Tenderloin Residents Sue San Francisco Over ‘Insufferable’ Sidewalk Conditions Amid COVID-19

Mike Kelly, Rich Schoenberger and Matt Davis are lead counsel in this case filed today. The lawsuit seeks to protect and enforce the Constitutional rights of both locally housed residents and unhoused persons living on the street.  Kelly, Schoenberger and Davis are all Hastings graduates who are concerned about the safety, health and livability of… read more