Walkup News

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

Michael A. Kelly Honored as Daily Journal’s 2021 Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California

Recognized for his leadership in some of the most significant consumer protection cases in our state, Walkup partner Michael  A. Kelly made the list of Daily Journal’s 2021 Top Plaintiff Lawyers. Over the past year, Kelly led the litigation against the giant utility PG&E for the damage caused to residents by the Northern California wildfires… read more

Walkup Partner Doris Cheng Will Speak at 2021 California Society of Pediatric Dentistry

Walkup Partner Doris Cheng will speak at the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry on March 19, 2021 on “Pediatric Dentistry Risk Management” Click here to learn more

Walkup Partner Doris Cheng Quoted in Law360 Article: “1 Year Into COVID, Courts Face Uncertain Path To Reopening”

Walkup Partner Doris Cheng was recently quoted in a Law360 article about returning to the courtroom:  “Absolutely” ready to participate in trials again “because I believe that we can make it safe, and I want to make sure my clients’ rights are protected.” “I would feel comfortable. You’re always worried, but that kind of worry… read more

Homemaker v. Rural Emergency Department

In Homemaker v. Rural Emergency Department (court and county confidential), Michael A. Kelly and Christian Jagusch M.D., J.D. reached an eight figure multi-million dollar confidential settlement on behalf of a mother of two who suffered the loss of both legs due to delayed diagnosis of sepsis. Plaintiff went initially to the office of her general… read more

Octogenarian v. Commercial Construction Co.

In Octogenarian v. Commercial Construction Co. (South Bay Sup. Ct.), Douglas S. Saeltzer and Joseph A. Nicholson recovered $1,800,000 for a senior who was pinned between two cars at an intersection while trying to cross the street outside of a marked crosswalk. The incident occurred at an intersection adjacent to a construction worksite intended to… read more

Patient v. National HMO

In Patient v. National HMO (confidential venue and case number), Conor M. Kelly obtained a settlement totaling $2,850,000 on behalf of a 52-year-old man whose epidural abscess went undiagnosed resulting in paralysis below the waist. The plaintiff’s complaints began with a scraped leg that subsequently developed an MRSA infection and required surgery. Following surgery the… read more