Client Testimonials

"...my wife and I are forever grateful for the service, compassion, partnership and results we received from our team at Walkup"

This is intended as the strongest possible endorsement of the Walkup Melodia law firm, based on the superlative representation I received over a 10 year period on claims against Johnson & Johnson for multiple defective hip implants. The claims were for a defective DePuy device: R hip replacement plus 5 revisions, and a Pinnacle device: L hip replacement plus one revision. Complications included staph infection from surgery, unsuccessful surgery to remove the infection, dislocation of a revised hip, a blood clot and substantial tissue loss. I was represented by a team including: Khaldoun Baghdadi, Matt Davis and Max Schuver, and members of my team were Lead Counsel on the mass action claims v. J&J, which furthered my confidence level. I was impressed by my team’s professionalism, competence, frequent and timely communication and humanity, given my path during this period was an arduous one. I’m an attorney myself and commercial real estate broker with a global firm used to negotiating highly complex transactions. Walkup was able to clearly describe my options and help me prioritize, encouraging me to take the emotion out of the equation as much as possible as we pursued together securing the best financial result from J&J for the role they had played during this difficult period in my life. The financial results were outstanding. According to the guidelines administered by the courts, Walkup was able to successfully make the case for compensation in every category for which I potentially qualified. Although I would trade all the money for not having to have gone through the physical and emotional ordeal, my wife and I are forever grateful for the service, compassion, partnership and results we received from our team at Walkup. I would recommend them without hesitation, and would be available to answer questions about my experience.

Harry S.

"He was sensitive, supportive and insightful with his acute understanding of the trajectory of my daughter’s injuries and how our case would play out with the insurance company"

My daughter was a right-of-way pedestrian when she was struck by a left-turning vehicle at the intersection of Bush and Gough streets. While she did not sustain broken bones, she did hit her head on the pavement with intensity and recovered slowly over a two-year-plus period. I contacted Walkup Melodia during the COVID outbreak which contributed to the stress of our situation. Mike Kelly, a partner at Walkup, called me back after two hours and immediately understood the trauma that my daughter experienced and the timeline we had in reference to the statute of limitations. While I understand the need for law firms to conduct an intake, Mike skipped that process initially because he was immediate in answering what was important to us - the client - not the firm’s needs given the unusual nature of events during the pandemic. He was sensitive, supportive and insightful with his acute understanding of the trajectory of my daughter’s injuries and how our case would play out with the insurance company. In plain language, he explained what the projected range of compensation my daughter should expect. His representation was so valuable and his knowledge so deep in personal injury law in Northern California, we are so grateful to have received such amazing, thoughtful and immediate attention and representation from a high-level, gracious and profoundly knowledgeable attorney. If you have had a similar unfortunate circumstance, contact Mike at the Walkup firm to feel appropriately compensated for the trauma you have endured. There is no disappointment in dealing with this firm. For my daughter, Mike’s representation was immensely gratifying for her both during the process, which was never wasteful, inefficient or antagonistic, and with the actual award in compensation for pain, suffering and medical reimbursement she received from the insurance company after negotiations.

A Google User

Walkup is the firm where one will find Lawyers with Heart, Feelings and Integrity...

"Walkup is the firm where one will find Lawyers with Heart, Feelings and Integrity. Our experience with them is nothing but Passion we got from Michael Kelly and his staff specially Spencer Pahlke. It all started on 10/15/13 after my son got involved in a car accident with not his fault at all and being in wheel chair from his birth. We got care and handle the case so professionally that I don't have enough words to write. We are thankful of our mutual friend Brian Lee who refereed us to Walkup law firm."

A Facebook User

Michael Kelly was an expert negotiator...

"I am extremely pleased and satisfied with the good settlement that Mr. Michael Kelly was able to reach on my behalf regarding my motorcycle incident. He and his competent staff kept me posted on progress throughout the case and he was an expert negotiator regarding my medical reimbursement. If ever I need an attorney again, I would definitely ask him to represent me!"

A Google User

Spencer patiently explained the process, expected timeline, and strategy in terms that were easy for a layperson to understand

"I had the good fortune of being referred to Spencer Pahlke last year by a friend of my sister's. Being a firm believer in personal responsibility, this was my first time hiring a lawyer. I was apprehensive about whether or not I should be seeking damages for a life-changing injury. When Spencer first visited my home 2.5 hours from SF, he brought an engineer along to inspect the equipment which caused my injury. It didn't take long to convince me that I shouldn't feel badly about seeking restitution - simple, inexpensive design changes would have prevented my injury. Spencer patiently explained the process, expected timeline, and strategy in terms that were easy for a layperson to understand. He and his administrative assistant, Stella, were consistently responsive and helpful with all my questions and concerns, communicating by text, email and phone. I always felt like my case was a high priority to Spencer and his team. Because of his high degree of competency with the law as it pertains to personal injury, I was able to reach a generous settlement with a large corporation who had ample resources to fight my case. It felt like a victory for a true underdog.I'll be forever grateful to Spencer and his staff of professionals who navigated me through unfamiliar waters with kindness and grace. They helped transform a devastating injury which threatened my career into a positive outcome which provided real security for my family's future."

A Google User

I was able to worry less about my case, and focus more on healing from my injuries.

"I was represented by Matt Davis & had a good experience. He knows his stuff, and I always felt that he was in control, therefor, I was able to worry less about my case, and focus more on healing from my injuries."

A Google User

The Walkup lawyers treated my father and mother with the utmost dignity and respect.

I am a trial attorney with almost 30 years of experience, and I work on the East Coast of the U.S. My father lives in Central California, and he was injured in a nasty fall outside a convenience store. Naturally, he turned to me for help, and I turned to the Walkup Law Office for help. They took the responsibility for representing my father, and they did an absolutely wonderful job. The Walkup lawyers treated my father and mother with the utmost dignity and respect. The were transparent and helpful throughout the case. My father's case settled at mediation due in no small part to the most excellent Mediation Statement submitted to opposing counsel and the mediator. The Mediation Statement is a culmination of hundreds of hours of investigation and legal research, and it is basically a roadmap describing exactly how the Walkup firm was going to win at trial. I have read and written many such statements over my career, and I will attest that the Walkup mediation statement was a work of near perfection. I counseled with several other colleagues about the "value" of my father's case, and based upon these discussions, I had in my mind a range of acceptable outcomes. The ultimate settlement was on the high end of my range. It was an absolutely stellar representation throughout the case. I wholeheartedly endorse this injury firm, and will continue to refer my friends and family members to them.

A Facebook User

We felt that we were in the hands of experts, who were very familiar with the procedures, court systems

"The Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger firm represented us for a product liability case involving a minor. Khaldoun Baghdadi and Jeff Clause handled our case and we are very happy with the results. From the beginning, we felt that we were in the hands of experts, who were very familiar with the procedures, court systems, etc. We were always given a very realistic outlook of the case. Khaldoun and Jeff always gave us their expert opinion, but at the same time they made it clear that we were the ones to make all of the important decisions, and that they would support us 100% no matter which decision we made. They were available to us at all times, night and day, whenever we had questions, concerns, etc. It definitely helped us to know that we were in good hands while going through this process...very much recommended!"

A Facebook User

The bottom line is, if you are in need of an attorney, this firm is the best of the best...

"Look. Up in the sky. It's a bird, it's a plane. No, it's Conor Kelly and Joseph Nicholson, the best of the best. I tripped on some uneven pavement at a gas station and had a very bad fall. Conor Kelly and Joseph Nicholson and their most professional team handled my case. They were no less than amazing and negotiated a settlement that was amazing, if you are fond of understatement, and well above my expectations. Congratulations on a job well beyond just well done. The bottom line is, if you are in need of an attorney, this firm is the best of the best."

A Google User

The reputation of his firm were instrumental in the outcome of my case...

Thank you to Conor Kelly and his staff. He was thorough and kind which helped me through this very difficult time. I believe his professionalism and the reputation of his firm were instrumental in the outcome of my case. Thank you again.

A Google User

Genuine, thoughtful, responsive and always on the ball...

“I strongly recommend Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger. Doug helped us with my daughter’s personal injury case. We mostly dealt with Doug, however, whenever we interacted with an associate there, they treated us with such consideration and professionalism. Doug seemed to care about our case as if we were in his own family. He is genuine, thoughtful, responsive and always on the ball. We were thrilled with our experience at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger. You will certainly be in the best hands with this law firm. Did we mention that he won the case!"

A Yelp User

They were extremely thorough, supportive, and always made keeping us informed and our interest a priority

Sara and Justin were great to work with. They were extremely thorough, supportive, and always made keeping us informed and our interest a priority. We're thankful for their guidance.

A Google User

Thank you for your help and dedication !!!

(Translated by Google) A very good law firm. The excellent professionalism of lawyer Sara Peters !! We receive very good treatment from all of them. Excellent help in Spanish, Carolina is a sweet, kind person, with a unique charisma, with a very pleasant voice and excellent work !!! Thank you for your help and dedication !!! (Original) Una firma de abogados muy buena. El Excelente profesionalismo de la abogada Sara Peters!! recibimos muy buen trato de parte de todo ellos. Excelente ayuda en Español, Carolina es una persona dulce, amable, con un carisma único, con voz muy agradable y excelente trabajo!!! Gracias por su ayuda y dedicación!!!

A Google User

Mr. Saeltzer and his team assisted and guided me through the whole process with care and professionalism.

"I was fortunate enough to be recommended to Walkup, Melodia, Kelly and Schoenberger by a friend and a former very satisfied client of the firm. Doug Saeltzer handled my case and from the beginning I knew I had made the right decision. Mr. Saeltzer and his team assisted and guided me through the whole process with care and professionalism. They even helped me get my business going during the time I needed assistance. I felt safe, secured, protected to have had someone fighting for me to get the most compensation for what I have been through. I would highly recommend Doug Saeltzer and the firm who ultimately got me a settlement I was happy with."

A Google User

SUPER LAWYERS MAKE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE

In 2018, I was hit by a car while I was walking in my neighborhood. I nearly died in the emergency room then spent 2 months in intensive care and a total of 4 months bedridden in a hospital. Very fortunately, my family found Matthew Davis and Joseph Nicholson. They took my case and represented me. They are extremely professional and knowledgeable. Matthew and Joseph were dedicated, considerate, and responsive in every step. They truly care about their clients and went the extra mile to make their client happy. Their professional manner made me and my family feel confident. They did not give up even when it looked like there would be little insurance money available. Matthew and Joseph turned every stone; and found a solution to what at one time appeared to be a nearly impossible case. The settlement we eventually reached was well beyond our expectation. With their help, I have been able to focus on recovering and to the surprise of my doctors have been able to learn to walk again. I was truly blessed to have Matthew and Joseph represent me. Matthew and Joseph and rest of Walkup team are Super Lawyers. They helped me and my family get through a very painful time. I and my family will be always be grateful to them.

A Google User

We encourage anyone needing legal help to speak with Sara Peters!

Sara Peters and her staff represented us when our mother was injured. These situations are complicated and they take a long time to resolve. Sara and staff were great communicators during the entire process. They were able to achieve a solution we are happy with. We felt the legal expenses they charged were very fair and well earned. We encourage anyone needing legal help to speak with Sara Peters!

A Google User

...they did all the hard work of getting the settlement they anticipated.

"I was hit by a car while bicycling and had many injuries. I spoke with several lawyers about my accident. Other attorneys either thought my case was less valuable, or in other ways didn't understand the situation well. Rich Schoenberger and Jeff Clause offered me a custom solution that perfectly fit my needs. Then they did all the hard work of getting the settlement they anticipated. They were a pleasure to work with. They have all the patience, honesty, professionalism, experience, relationships and work ethic you could hope for."

A Facebook User

I can't recommend this law firm enough

I worked with Spencer Pahlke on an apartment-related injury and he has been an incredibly encouraging and patient advocate for over a year and helped me win my case! Spencer and his team are extremely kind, transparent, competent, skilled, and fight hard for their clients - I can't recommend this law firm enough

A Facebook User

He was very professional, always ahead of the timeline and very accessible to answering my questions when I would call or email.

Justin Chou helped me settle an uninsured motorist claim. I was hit by a car riding my bike to work! He was very professional, always ahead of the timeline and very accessible to answering my questions when I would call or email. He helped me achieve a favorable outcome to my case! I can’t say enough about Justin or his firm! I would highly recommend to friends, family and everyone!

A Google User

I felt that I was in good hands and that I had a friend looking out for me...

"Spencer and Michael are wonderful Lawyers who are incredibly professional who left no stone unturned to make sure that the outcome was the best possible one. They also know how to lighten up the mood during certain situations and keep things lighthearted. They are very skilled at what they do and during the entire case I felt that I was in good hands and that I had a friend looking out for me."

A Google User

Conor Kelly listens well, explains the process, debates the options and then let me make a decision...

"I had a bike collision with a car that resulted in significant injuries to me and a high-end road bike that was totaled. While the driver was at fault they tried to blame me. I hired Conor Kelly to represent me and it was the best experience I've ever had with an attorney. I called multiple attorneys and this firm was the first to call me back to take the case. Plus it was Conor that called me (within 1-day!), not a paralegal. He was honest right up front with their fees and throughout his representation he was always cautiously optimistic. We had some issues to overcome, and I never felt like he was over selling or unnecessarily raising my expectations. He listens well, explains the process, debates the options and then let me make a decision. The other thing that impressed me was his responsiveness. How often have you heard about a people being ignored by their attorney? That never happened with Conor. He always kept me up-to-date with frequent emails and phone calls. I never felt like I had to chase him for an update -- not a week went by without some communication. In the end he got the maximum amount possible for my injuries and my property damage. He worked hard for his fees and deserved it! Thank you Conor!!"

A Google User

Walkup is the firm where one will find lawyers with Heart, Feelings, and Integrity.

“Our experience with them was nothing but passion from Michael Kelly and his staff, especially Spencer Pahlke… We got care and [they] handled the case so professionally that I don’t have enough words to write.”

A Yelp User

She did not sugarcoat the obstacles we faced...

Sara Peters represented me in a complex case that lasted over a year. She always helped me know what was going on —I could tell she cared. Also, from the outset, she did not sugarcoat the obstacles we faced, but kept me involved, and informed of the risks. I highly recommend using Sara and her team.

A Google User

My questions were always answered and I never had to wait more than 24 hours for a return email..,.

"This is the first time I've had to deal with a lawsuit of any kind so I was VERY nervous but the staff at Walk, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger were amazing! Spencer Pahlke handled my case. He was VERY detailed oriented, making sure I understood the process at every step of the way. He was also great at managing my expectations and he made me feel really comfortable going into my deposition. My questions were always answered and I never had to wait more than 24 hours for a return email. From the beginning Spencer made me feel comfortable, assuring me that his team would do their very best for me. I am extremely happy with my case's outcome and I highly recommend Spencer and his team."

A Facebook User

Thank you Andrew and Christian for all of your hard work...

"My wife passed away due to many small mistakes that Kaiser made. I just happened to find my wife on the floor of our bathroom just passing away and was very, very traumatized by the whole thing. My daughters had to help me out because I couldn't think straight. We were referred to Andrew McDevitt at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger for help. He and his team looked over everything that was available and told us that we could win this case. I had my doubts but I let them handle the whole thing. Some of things that frustrated me was the constant cancelling and rescheduling. I even had to ask, is there even a remote chance that we could win? He said, "Yes or we wouldn't take this case." So my fears and anxieties were put to rest and I just had to let them do their jobs. When the time came for our arbitration, we finally got to see all the little details they had found against Kaiser. It was terrible what my wife went through but we won our case and more importantly, we got to see exactly what happened during the entire process. Thank you Andrew and Christian for all of your hard work."

A Google User

Professional, timely and good with communication would be the stand-out positive attributes that...

Justin Chou in particular, as well as others in the firm, helped me during an auto accident. Professional, timely and good with communication would be the stand-out positive attributes that Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger consistently displayed during a time when I was healing and worrying about doctors appointments and all of the other things that need to be dealt with beyond the case, itself. I would recommend this firm as they take care of you and treat your case with dignity and timeliness. You will have less stress and worry during a tough time as they take care of your legal needs and champion your cause.

A Google User

I was hit by a car while bicycling and had many injuries....

I was hit by a car while bicycling and had many injuries. I spoke with several lawyers about my accident. Other attorneys either thought my case was less valuable, or in other ways didn't understand the situation well. Rich Schoenberger and Jeff Clause offered me a custom solution that perfectly fit my needs. Then they did all the hard work of getting the settlement they anticipated. They were a pleasure to work with. They have all the patience, honesty, professionalism, experience, relationships and work ethic you could hope for.

A Google User

I can honestly say there's no better lawyer out there and I definitely will call Spencer again if I have any personal injuries claims!

"I worked directly with Spencer Pahlke after a serious motorcycle accident. I was constantly impressed with the professionalism and empathy his team showed me. I can honestly say there's no better lawyer out there and I definitely will call Spencer again if I have any personal injuries claims! The Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger firm represented us for a product liability case involving a minor. Khaldoun Baghdadi and Jeff Clause handled our case and we are very happy with the results. From the beginning, we felt that we were in the hands of experts, who were very familiar with the procedures, court systems, etc. We were always given a very realistic outlook of the case. Khaldoun and Jeff always gave us their expert opinion, but at the same time they made it clear that we were the ones to make all of the important decisions, and that they would support us 100% no matter which decision we made. They were available to us at all times, night and day, whenever we had questions, concerns, etc. It definitely helped us to know that we were in good hands while going through this process...very much recommended! Five Star Review From James Moylan The Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger firm represented us for a product liability case involving a minor. Khaldoun Baghdadi and Jeff Clause handled our case and we are very happy with the results. From the beginning, we felt that we were in the hands of experts, who were very familiar with the procedures, court systems, etc. We were always given a very realistic outlook of the case. Khaldoun and Jeff always gave us their expert opinion, but at the same time they made it clear that we were the ones to make all of the important decisions, and that they would support us 100% no matter which decision we made. They were available to us at all times, night and day, whenever we had questions, concerns, etc. It definitely helped us to know that we were in good hands while going through this process...very much recommended!"

A Google User

I wholeheartedly recommend them to take care of your legal needs...

"Sara Peters and team provided professionalism and competency throughout a somewhat difficult and emotional legal process. I wholeheartedly recommend them to take care of your legal needs. I will definitely call them for advice if ever a situation warranted it. THANK YOU"

A Google User

They were sensitive to our needs...

"Matt Davis and Sara Peters represented me and a friend in a personal injury case/hate crime. They were sensitive to our needs, professional in every manner, considerate, knowledgable, responsive, and quick to resolve our case out of court as well as secured a healthy settlement for us. I would highly recommend this law firm to anyone and everyone."

A Yelp User

I cold-called Walkup after doing some research on the internet...

"I was in a car accident in October 2013. I sustained soft tissue injuries in my neck. While liability wasn't an issue, causation was problemmatic since I had some pre-existing degeneration in my neck. Also, I had recently retired so damages were problematic as well. I ended up having neck surgery, and then decided to see if I could find an attorney to help me. I cold-called Walkup after doing some research on the internet and was transferred to Spencer Pahlke, who is an excellent personal injury attorney. He agreed to take my case and helped me throughout the process. Spencer is highly professional, experienced, knowledgeable, responsive and reassuring. I felt from day 1 that I was in very good hands and that his advice was very solid and well-considered. On top of being highly intelligent, Spencer is a very nice person and easy to talk to as well. I thought the settlement he reached on my behalf was very fair and I highly recommend Spencer and the rest of his team to anyone who has the misfortune to be injured in an accident."

A Google User

... always felt like my case was a high priority to Spencer and his team.

I had the good fortune of being referred to Spencer Pahlke last year by a friend of my sister's. Being a firm believer in personal responsibility, this was my first time hiring a lawyer. I was apprehensive about whether or not I should be seeking damages for a life-changing injury. When Spencer first visited my home 2.5 hours from SF, he brought an engineer along to inspect the equipment which caused my injury. It didn't take long to convince me that I shouldn't feel badly about seeking restitution - simple, inexpensive design changes would have prevented my injury. Spencer patiently explained the process, expected timeline, and strategy in terms that were easy for a layperson to understand. He and his administrative assistant, Stella, were consistently responsive and helpful with all my questions and concerns, communicating by text, email and phone. I always felt like my case was a high priority to Spencer and his team. Because of his high degree of competency with the law as it pertains to personal injury, I was able to reach a generous settlement with a large corporation who had ample resources to fight my case. It felt like a victory for a true underdog.I'll be forever grateful to Spencer and his staff of professionals who navigated me through unfamiliar waters with kindness and grace. They helped transform a devastating injury which threatened my career into a positive outcome which provided real security for my family's future.

A Google User

I am grateful that a friend recommended them to us...

"Khaldoun Baghdadi and Sara Peters represented my husband in a bicycle accident. They were both very attentive and patient…really such a pleasure to work with during one of the most difficult times of our lives. Khaldoun and Sara took the time we needed to explain the process, set our expectations and outline very clearly what was expected of us. They kept us informed throughout the process and ultimately were able to negotiate a settlement we were happy with. I am grateful that a friend recommended them to us and it was such a relief to know we were being represented by people we could trust."

A Yelp User

Efficient and promptly responsive to my needs...

“I had hip problems and needed revision surgery. I couldn’t find a surgeon to take care of me. I emailed the firm above on a Sunday. Matt Davis called me immediately. I said I didn’t call to sign up with the class action suit but needed a surgeon. Without encouraging me to sign with his firm, he gave me a list of 4 Drs in the area to get help. With this kind of service, I decided to sign with the firm. I have been quite pleased with the way they were very efficient and promptly responsive to my needs. I highly recommend this firm and especially Matt Davis.”

A Google User

Old-school law firm with a long history and proven reputation.

"I was first sent to another big PI firm in SF by VA council to recover medical expenses from the State of CA. That firm was all “them” and did little listening to what I wanted done. Walkup listened, counseled, did the homework and got the job done – all while handling a difficult client who hates the whole PI system, especially with one government agency suing another. Connor Kelly (2nd generation in the firm) was open, professional and highly competent. While I question the very expensive experts that were brought in, the proof is in the settlement."

a yelp user

They are the best of the best!

“Khaldoun & Matthew represented us in a wrongful death case. They were exceptional attorneys. They were both very attentive to our needs and extremely sensitive to our case since it was involving the death of our son. They went above and beyond what we expected and got us the best outcome that was possible. They left no stone unturned in their investigation and the gathering of evidence. I have the utmost respect and confidence in them. They both have a lot of integrity and were very honest and real with us. They have a lot of compassion and even reduced the fees that they took in the end. That was huge in my book. I very highly recommend them. I doubt you will find better attorneys then Khaldoun and Matthew. They are both an amazing pair of attorneys and work very well together.”

A Google User

I HIGHLY recommend...

"I had the pleasure of working with Spencer Pahlke, immediately after speaking with him about my case I felt a sense of relief and knew I was in the right hands. He was always professional, kept me up to date on my case as things came up. Long story short he helped me win my case and I HIGHLY recommend him and his firm. Thank you sooo much again, Spencer!"

a yelp user

I was fortunate to find the team at this law firm...

"A risky surgery went badly wrong although that was totally avoidable, and it severely impacted my life. Given my age of 78, the prospects for the recovery of damages to partially offset suddenly increased needs for extra services and dialysis for the rest of my life were dim at the very least. Then I was fortunate to find the team at this law firm … who worked together to shield me from the methods, distortion of facts and blatantly non-professional conduct of the hospital legal department so that the legal proceedings could proceed on the merits. The Walkup team as a whole most certainly converted a dim future for me to one that is more manageable, and predictably so. No-one can un-ring a bell or guarantee our health and future. But this fine team came as close as one can get to make the remainder of my life liveable."

A Google User

Incredibly capable and effective work...

"I am proud to recommend the incredibly capable and effective work of the amazing team at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly and Schoenberger. From the moment they took our case, I never once wondered what to do next or worried. Their professionalism, perseverance, and thorough manner assured me that they had our best interests in mind and would not rest until they had achieved a very high standard of representation. Honestly, what more can you ask for than total peace of mind?"

A Google User

Very considerate and sensitive.

"Andrew McDevitt and Khaldoun Baghdadi represented me in a personal injury assault back in 2011. For someone who has never been involved with the law or the system, they helped me through a very hard part of my life. I suffered a fracture in my jaw, my face was badly bruised, not to mention my teeth were chipped. They helped track down the guilty party and followed up with my medical bills at times when I couldn’t make the payments. Very considerate and sensitive. It has been a rough few years but thanks to Walkup, Melodia, Kelly and Schoenberger, its a lot better."

a yelp user

Empathetic, efficient, and most of all, effective professionals...

"The team at Walkup Melodia are empathetic, efficient, and most of all, effective professionals. My husband and I were involved in an auto accident and felt incredibly burdened by the combined stress of dealing with our injuries and the numerous parties involved, from hospitals to insurers to therapists and every billing clerk and adjuster in between. Frankly, it was a relief when we met with Spencer and went over the details of the case and what our goals were. He walked through a detailed and specific course of action that he would take, consulted with us, and kept us updated throughout the entire process. In the end, our expectations were far exceeded and I actually turned to my husband and asked: “Really, it’s all over? That was painless! Spencer took care of everything.” Spencer’s professional diligence and relentlessness on our behalf was absolutely the reason we have finally been able to put the accident behind us and have gotten a very fair result. His incredible skills are a reflection of the type of professional excellence you can expect from Walkup."

A Google User

My case was immediately given attention...

"Conor Kelly and his team represented me regarding a rear-end accident I was on the receiving end of. My initial attempts with the insurance company were unsuccessful so I turned to Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger after a recommendation from another law firm. My case was immediately given attention and it never stopped from there. Every email I sent and call I made was promptly answered and solutions were found in a timely manner. No matter what the issue, Conor and his team were there, ready to answer, and made the entire process very simple. The insurance company settled out of court and funds were recovered that I never would have seen if I did not hire Conor. I would highly recommend Conor and this firm to anyone in need of legal representation regarding automobile accidents or any other type of wrongful injury."

a yelp user

Enabled my daughter to receive a much greater settlement than we had expected...

"Mr. Saeltzer is an outstanding personal injury lawyer. He represented my teen-aged daughter who had sustained a severe burn. He was very empathetic to her situation, spent a lot of time with us explaining procedures and strategy and was completely accessible when we needed to ask him any questions. He did not give us any false hope about the outcome. He prepared us very well for the depositions and the settlement meeting. I was extremely impressed with his knowledge of the law, his ability to accurately interpret the intent of the law and his strategy when dealing with the lawyers from the insurance company. His sense of timing and just how far we could push enabled my daughter to receive a much greater settlement than we had expected or even hoped for, but one she completely deserved. He helped us through the process of figuring out a tax-free annuity and connected us with an excellent annuity expert who worked with us to finish the process. I feel my daughter received the best representation possible from Mr. Saeltzer and the Walkup, Melodia, Kelly, and Schoenberger law firm. I cannot recommend him or the firm more highly."

A Google User

Suing anyone isn’t fun, but Matt made it as painless as possible.

"This firm represented my spouse and I when MUNI ran he and his bike over one fine foggy morning. MUNI was sucky to deal with. The staff were really great to us and made it as easy as possible. And at the end of the day, I felt like we got a good settlement and dealt effectively with the insurance companies."

A Yelp User

We are extremely grateful...

"My husband and I were involved in a serious auto crash that left us with physical and emotional injuries. I was reluctant to take legal action against the driver who hit us because I feared it would only compound the trauma of the accident. However, throughout the legal process, Paul Melodia’s rational and sympathetic approach reassured and supported us. Thanks to him for shepherding our case to a fair settlement and for creating an environment of civility and respect where that resolution was possible."

A Google User

The best my family could have chosen.

"Their services far exceeded our expectations. This law firm was compassionate and understanding but also very upfront about what we could expect. If we ever need legal counsel again, I would not hesitate to contact them."

A Yelp User

Stepped out of the box, believed in me, and represented me with a very successful outcome...

"Mr. Khaldoun Baghdadi represented me in a personal injury case. My circumstance was somewhat of uncharted territories. He and Mr. Richard Schoenberger stepped out of the box, believed in me and represented me with a very successful outcome. Associate, Mrs. Sara Peters, walked me through depos and other legal issues that were all very foreign to me, with the utmost respect. When it came time for mediation, the 3 of them went above and beyond to help me be comfortable both physically and mentally. What impressed me the most throughout the entire process was not only their superb knowledge but the camaraderie that the 3 of them have as a team. I would without a doubt, highly recommend them to anyone."

A Google User

Took the time to give me a comprehensive understanding of the case...

"I had a case that was, if not difficult, at best a pain in the @ss. Victim of the famous left hook while riding my bike, the cop didn’t even write a police report. Wow. One star for that cop. I entered into this experience with a lot of trepidation. Come on, we’ve seen lawyers on TV! That vanished after my first visit and though I dealt with a few different people (gathering information for the case), I always had -friendly- and efficient, and sometimes funny, interactions with the lawyer/ legal team. Great support staff! Their office is a fairly easy walk from BART/MUNI but most of our business was handled via email or phone. Associate Andrew McDevitt was assigned my case and I really like that he took the time to give me a comprehensive understanding of the case, both caveats and assurances, and this made me so much more comfortable in making decisions. He also gave me rather good advice, coaching me on how and when to proceed against the defendant. By the reaction garnered among friends (including a judge in an adjacent county!) I conclude we did rather well and I walked away a very happy man. I am, in fact, astonished at how well that went. These are the people you want to call; ask for Andrew! And that one-star review? Please go to the guy’s profile and read the response to his complaint. So telling in so many ways, especially vis-à-vis all other five star reviews."

A Yelp User

Skilled, passionate about his profession, capable to handle complicated matters...

"I’m very fortunate to have met Spencer Pahlke. I was involved in a car accident in 2010 though it was not the conventional car accident. It was a BIG and complicated one. I had a lawyer that took him two years to basically admit that he could not help me anymore, so he asked another lawyer for help which later that lawyer abandoned my case after saying that he was going to help us. Throughout that time, I felt anxious, and even I got into a deep depression about my situation. Finally, I met with Spencer and solved my case in 3 months! He is young and skilled, passionate about his profession, capable to handle complicated matters. I was very satisfied with him that I recommend him to my boyfriend, and now my boyfriend is utilizing him. Thank you, Spencer, I will always be grateful to you."

A Yelp User

I recommend Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger without reservation.

"Matthew Davis, Andrew McDevitt, Kirsten Benzien, and Ashley Freeman all treated me as if I were their only client. My calls and E-mails were always responded to quickly. My case was resolved fairly. Matthew was overly generous and gracious concerning my legal fees. Andrew worked above and beyond to represent me. I have referred clients to this firm and all were treated with the greatest care."

T.S., A Yelp User

I really get a feeling that integrity is the engine that drives this company...

"When I first had a hip replacement surgery in December of 2007, I subsequently discovered that the company supplying the replacement devices ( Depuy ASR ) had done a recall on this device. Initially, I found an excellent board-certified, highly-respected, and qualified surgeon to install it. Little did we know that the failure rate for these devices would be astronomically (huge) large. I did my research, did my homework, until I finally found a highly-respected law firm, WalkupLaw. I decided that familiarity with the case in its entirety, a large number of like clients would offer me my best chance for recovering damages sustained because of the Depuy device failure. I just wanted to take the opportunity to indicate the thoroughness, professionalism, and attention to detail they have provided. I know there are a lot of attorneys jumping on the bandwagon of opportunity but I don’t believe that Walkup Law is in that category. They were one of the first to realize the sheer magnitude of the number of lives that were negatively impacted or ruined as a result of the Depuy device. Law firms are in business to make money, but I don’t get the impression that Walkup law is trying to do anything other than see that justice is served. I know that many people make jokes about lawyers, rightfully so in some cases, but I say, if you have a DePuy device and want to confirm for yourself what I have put down here, call them. I really get a feeling that integrity is the engine that drives this company. If you do the right thing, justice will prevail and so the compensation for everyone seeking justice. The fact the justice can be defined in dollars is horrible but true. I see reviews here from other people that extoll the virtues of Matt Davis, my attorney as well. I hope my story ends well, but I believe I am in good hands and wanted to share that with other people in my situation. Maybe my experience will be your experience because what Depuy has done is horrible and the victims need to have their day in court."

A Yelp User

I believe having this office on my side definitely worked to my benefit...

"The Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger offices have been nothing but kind and professional in dealing with my case. They were always available to answer any questions I had and provided me with reasonable explanations that helped me understand what was happening with the case. We reached a settlement I was satisfied with and I believe having this office on my side definitely worked to my benefit. If you are in the unfortunate circumstances that require a malpractice lawyer, you can’t do any better than the Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger law offices."

A Google User

We felt very comfortable with working with him...

"We were very fortunate to have Doug Saeltzer at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger handle for my wife’s personal injury case. Doug was obviously very knowledgeable about this type of case, and he handled it very professionally and drove the case to a very smooth and good settlement. He is patient, very responsive to our questions and we felt very comfortable with working with him. We highly recommend him."

A Yelp User

If you need legal representation, it will be hard for you to find a more honest, trustworthy, and worthwhile attorney.

"I couldn’t feel luckier to have worked on my personal injury case with Spencer Pahlke at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly, & Schoenberger. Spencer and his team -Lori, Margaret, etc.- were impressive throughout my case which, due to my residence outside of the state of California, took place entirely by phone and email until the day of the settlement. Spencer and his colleagues were professional and friendly from the start, always patiently answering my questions and updating me whenever necessary. To give a few examples of their stellar professionalism: Spencer always followed up his requests for information or documents from me with an explanation about why the requested items were necessary. Such explanations made the sometimes tedious information-gathering process more meaningful and consequently more manageable for me. Additionally, Spencer always made sure that I was updated with any progress in the lawsuit with a phone call to explain what would come next in the process and how long it might take to reach that next phase. This kind of communication from Spencer served as a reminder that he was out for my best interests. I have to mention that Spencer went above and beyond the call of duty after I settled my case, when, due to an error in a spreadsheet, I was misquoted my total net gain. Upon realizing the spreadsheet error, Spencer arranged to reduce his fee so that I could get the total compensation amount I was initially quoted. Honestly, words can’t describe how much I appreciate and respect such a principled gesture on his part. I can’t give Spencer Pahlke a high enough recommendation. He is a young, energetic guy with a genuine interest in helping others with his law degree. And to top that off, he’s easy to work with because of his demeanor – he’s the kind of guy that you know has a lot of friends because of the way he interacts with people and the way that people respond to him."

A Yelp User

This company truly cares about people and they work with their heart...

"I don’t know how all these other law offices still get clients, I’m sorry, but most lawyer's assistants are rude and have no customer service skills. I called Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger and was surprised with a happy greeting from an assistant who right away transferred me to Kevin (one of the attorneys). I explained my situation to Kevin, he was very polite and helpful and did not try to brush me off fast, as most law offices do. This company truly cares about people and they work with their heart and not with their greed for money!! If everyone can be this way in this society, we would turn this world into true heaven on earth! Thank you Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger for all the help!"

A Yelp User

I feel I got the best representation possible in my case...

"I feel very fortunate to have had Walkup Melodia represent me in a personal injury case. Everyone was empathetic of my situation and responded promptly and professionally. They were successful in recovering an appropriate settlement and negotiating the lien claim. The attorney was straight forward but kind and thorough and very generous negotiating my legal fees. I feel I got the best representation possible in my case.”

A Yelp User

The settlement was better than initially expected...

"Conor Kelly represented me in a personal injury matter. His performance was superior in every detail. He was attentive, thorough, knowledgeable, always promptly responsive to inquiry, and wise in advice. He was successful in the lawsuit, and the settlement was better than initially expected. At a personal level, he was considerate and sympathetic to deal with."

SPH - A Yelp User

Small wonder this firm is rated number one in San Francisco for bodily injury cases. Use no other.

"My wife was fortunate to have been referred to the Walkup Firm by another personal injury attorney friend and we specifically requested the services of Mike and Conor Kelly. My spouse was struck in a crosswalk on November 19, 2010, by a motorist and suffered a broken knee. It required plates and screws as well as months or recovery and many months in a wheelchair. We were mortified that our lives would be changed forever with lost incomes and even eviction. The Walkup Firm responded within a day and Mr. Mike Kelly visited our North Beach home. He spent hours with us, agreed to take our case, and within 18-months we had a very satisfactory settlement. One that permitted the two of us to move on with our lives and recover every cent that was spent as well as compensate for forward losses that will carry us into many years into the future. We settled our claim on May 1, 2012. I never ever believed that an attorney would be as professional, detailed, skilled, and caring as Mr. Mike Kelly and Mr. Conor Kelly are. They left no stone unturned. They provided my wife with an additional surgeon’s evaluations. They laid the groundwork for a very satisfying mediation that avoided costly litigation and I highly regard the firm and Mr. Mike Kelly and Mr. Conor Kelly."

A Yelp User

Wanted what was best for me mentally, physically, as well as financially...

"I was extremely fortunate to have Khaldoun Baghdadi represent myself during a stressful, ugly, and difficult litigation process. He was incredibly supportive, encouraging, and was by my side during the entire process. He was above and beyond, [not] just a lawyer looking at the dollar signs, he wanted what was best for me mentally, physically, as well as financially. He answered any and all questions I had and made everything as easy on me as possible. He gave me advice, not just from a lawyer’s perspective, but also from a friend's. I had known about Walkup’s reputation and being represented by Khaldoun gave me an entirely new appreciation and understanding for why this firm is the best at personal injury. Khaldoun’s work ethic is beyond reproach - he’s driven, focused, extremely competent, and manages all those skills with a light-hearted and friendly personality. He did a superb job of making all the legal processes appear not as overwhelming by keeping me in the loop almost daily, and by explaining everything to me. He gave me back the power that the opposing lawyer and litigation process can have the capability of taking away. I was so lucky to have Khaldoun as my lawyer. He fought to get me the best settlement possible, always gave fair and knowledgeable advice, and I now am in a position to move on with my life. Even though my case is finalized, Khaldoun is still just as invested in my ongoing recovery and life. He is a truly good human being and I feel honored to call him my friend. Thank you, Walkup, for having such a superb staff overall and for having Khaldoun Baghdadi as a member of your respected and renowned staff."

A Yelp User

Extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and professional...

"Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger did an excellent job handling my case. Spencer Pahlke and Mike Kelly were extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and professional regarding all matters of my situation. Even though my case wasn’t the biggest, I still received superb treatment and attention. I would recommend this firm, Spencer, and Mike to anyone that needs top quality, honest representation."

A Yelp User

Very professional, focused, and got the job done...

"After searching for almost 6 months for an attorney to take our personal injury case, one of my clients referred me to Doug Saeltzer. He was very professional, focused, and got the job done. He was always prepared for all meetings, phone calls, and filings. He knew the facts of my case regardless of how small it was compared to the other work he and their office does. And without asking, he even reduced his fee to increase our payment. Walkup specializes in personal injury. I would definitely use Doug again. Hopefully, I will never need to."

A Yelp User

Could not have been nicer and I was beyond pleased with the outcome...

"After getting hit by a car while riding my bicycle, I went to Spencer Pahlke at Walkup upon the recommendation of a friend. I could not have made a better decision. Spencer was incredibly caring, considerate, and professional from the moment we first sat down in our initial meeting. His intelligence and incredible knowledge was obvious from the get-go, and I felt completely comfortable trusting him to make decisions in my best interest. Beyond his laudable skills as a lawyer, I appreciated that Spencer treated me not just as a client, but as a person. He recognized my desire to understand what was going on and learn from the process, and never hesitated to explain why things were happening and how they were being handled. He expressed sincere and genuine empathy and was able to make me feel at ease when discussing what was an incredibly traumatic experience. As opposed to feeling at the whim of the process, I felt a part of it. Everything was handled promptly, his team — Lori and Vanessa — could not have been nicer, and I was beyond pleased with the outcome. If you are ever in the unfortunate position of needing legal help, you would be doing yourself a great favor by seeking out Spencer’s counsel, or that of anyone at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger."

A Yelp User