Walkup News

Doris Cheng Interview

Walkup Partner Doris Cheng, President of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF), sat for an interview with Charles Jung. Doris shares her family’s origin story, describes her professional and volunteer work, and explains what animates her professional and volunteer work. Doris describes lawyers as problem solvers, and she shares why she evangelizes for the rule of law.

Which Is Better in San Francisco? Uber or Lyft?

In big cities like San Francisco, transportation services are essential to travel anywhere in a timely manner. Trolleys, taxi cabs, cable cars – a multitude of options are available when deciding how to get around the city. However, ride-sharing services, Uber and Lyft, are edging out more traditional forms of transit in San Francisco’s transportation… read more

2019’s SFTLA Trial Lawyer of the Year Awarded to Conor M. Kelly

Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger attorney Conor M. Kelly and Andje Medina from Altair Law won the 2019 SFTLA Trial Lawyer of the Year competition for a case last year that netted $3,000,000 in settlement claims. The case was called Belo v Bally Hallinan Properties and it involved a property fire caused by the owner’s negligence in San Francisco that resulted… read more

Walkup Donates $1 Million To UC Hastings Law

SAN FRANCISCO – Three alums known as Michael A. Kelly 76′, Matthew Davis ’89, and Richard Schoenberger ’89 with the help of their law firm, Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger recently donated $1 million to their local law school known as UC Hastings Law. Over the years they have brought endless claims on behalf of their… read more

Doris Cheng Installed As 2019 President of the Bar Association of San Francisco

  On December 18, 2018 more than 450 members of the legal community gathered at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco for the installation of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger’s Doris Cheng as the new President of the Bar Association of San Francisco for 2019. Cheng is easily identified as a top-litigator and educator of… read more

Fatal Self-Driving Car Crash in California – The Questions Remain

On March 23, 2018, 38-year-old, San Mateo man, Walter Huang was killed when his Tesla Model X slammed into a concrete barrier on southbound Highway 101 in Mountain View, California and subsequently caught on fire. According to news reports, Mr. Huang’s Tesla Model X was on Autopilot at the time of the crash. Indeed, at… read more

Cases of Police Misconduct in Oakland

The U.S. Constitution and other federal laws give police officers a wide range of what they can do to in the name of justice. The California Police Officers Bill of Rights gives police officers immunity from investigation and prosecution for many actions they take during official duty. The law does not, however, give law enforcement… read more

Mike Kelly Selected for Inclusion in ‘2016 Irish Legal 100’

The Irish Legal 100 is proud to announce the 2016 program which has now been released via a national digital edition. The Irish Legal 100 is the preeminent award for lawyers of Irish heritage in North America, and is now nine years old, growing in numbers and prestige every year. You can view all our… read more

Firm Recognized as ‘Top Tier’ Firm in U.S. News 2017 Rankings

And Two Partners Named “Lawyer of the Year” We are proud to announce that Mike Kelly, Rich Schoenberger, Doug Saeltzer, Matt Davis, Khaldoun Baghdadi, Doris Cheng, and Spencer Pahlke have all been selected by the prestigious US News/Best Lawyers publication for inclusion in the 2017 edition of “Best Lawyers“. And equally impressively, the firm as… read more

Walkup Partner Douglas S. Saeltzer Selected to Serve on the State of California Committee of Bar Examiners

The appointment carries substantial responsibility as the Committee is responsible for screening all California bar applicants, administering the twice yearly California bar examination, and overseeing the process of law school accreditation throughout the state. The committee also registers unaccredited law schools, studies and reports on proposed changes in the law and other matters concerning the… read more