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Personal Injury

Mr. Kelly completed his undergraduate education at San Jose State College, obtaining a degree in 1963. His legal education was obtained at the University of Santa Clara, where he was... (more)

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Mental Health, Medical Malpractice, Municipal, Personal Injury, Premises Liability

Ms. Cheng is a partner with Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, a preeminent plaintiffs firm in San Francisco. Her areas of concentration include wrongful death, catastrophic injury,... (more)

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Construction, Domestic Violence & Neglect, Elder Law, Medical Malpractice, Car Accident

After graduating from the University of California at Los Angeles, Mr. Saeltzer attended the University of California at Hastings College of the Law. While in law school he worked for both... (more)

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Bad Faith Insurance, Personal Injury, Products Liability

Emily C. Wecht practices in Personal Injury.Motor Vehicle AccidentsTruck AccidentsDefective ProductsMedical MalpracticeConstruction Site InjuriesPremises LiabilityParalysis/Spinal InjuriesNursing... (more)

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Insurance, Medical Malpractice, Municipal, Personal Injury, Transportation & Shipping

Mr. Domecus is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College (B.A. 1976) and Hastings College of the Law in (J.D.1979). He joined our firm as an associate in 1979 and became a partner in 1987. In 2001... (more)

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Bad Faith Insurance, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Police Misconduct, Premises Liability

Mr. Baghdadi completed his undergraduate education at the University of California Irvine, obtaining a degree with honors in 1994. His legal education was obtained at the University of California,... (more)

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Car Accident, Personal Injury

Mr. Davis is a graduate of Boston University and the University of California Hastings College of the Law. He obtained his law degree in 1989. Following law school he worked for a San Francisco... (more)

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Personal Injury

Melinda T. Derish, M.D., J.D., has a background in both medicine and the law, which allows her to provide exceptional representation to her clients in personal injury matters. Melinda... (more)

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Mental Health, Intellectual Property, Medical Malpractice, Municipal, Personal Injury

Voted in 2009 by the readers of San Francisco's Recorder legal newspaper as the "Best Personal Injury Attorney" in San Francisco, and featured on the cover of the 2009 Northern... (more)

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Mental Health, Health Care, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Medical Malpractice

Paul V. Melodia is a San Francisco native who obtained both his undergraduate and legal education at the University of California Berkeley. A 1964 graduate of Boalt Hall School of Law, Paul was... (more)

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Medical Malpractice, Municipal, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Transportation & Shipping

Richard H. Schoenberger is one of Northern California's top trial lawyers. He is an invited member of the most prestigious trial lawyer organizations in the country: the American College of... (more)

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General Practice Lawyer

Sara graduated summa cum laude from UCLA, with highest honors in Philosophy (Logic emphasis) and Middle Eastern Studies. As an undergraduate she competed in speech and parliamentary debate, worked... (more)

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Personal Injury

Spencer's practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases involving defective medical devices, vehicular collisions, dangerous conditions of public and private... (more)

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Medical Malpractice, Medical Products & Devices, Personal Injury

Mr. Sokolosky completed his undergraduate education at Georgia Institute of Technology, obtaining an engineering degree in 1963. He then got an M.D. from the University of Texas, Galveston in... (more)

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The “no-cause” notice
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More Than 3/4 of Those Eligible Apply for DACA Renewal Before Oct 5 Deadline
On October 5, 2017, Stephen Dinan of The Washington Times reported that more than 75-percent of those eligible to renew their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) benefits by the deadline on the same day had done so.
DoD Releases Two Policy Changes Affecting Non-Citizens and MAVNI
On October 13, 2017, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued a press release titled “DoD Announces Policy Changes to Lawful Permanent Residents and the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) Pilot Program.”
Benefits of a Prenup (And Why Wanting One Shouldn’t Start an Argument)
Despite the somewhat awkward discussion involved, a prenup can benefit a couple greatly – even if both partners have few assets before they get married. Some of these benefits are listed below.
La Brea USCIS Application Support Center Closed Nov 13 - Nov 17
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that its Application Support Center La Brea will be closed from Monday, November 13, 2017, through Friday, November 17, 2017.
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Devise of Homestead with Spouse and Minor Children in Florida
Devise of Homestead with Spouse and Minor Children in Florida
Christopher Wray Confirmed as 8th FBI Director
On August 1, 2017, by a vote of 92-5, the United States Senate confirmed Christopher Wray as the eighth Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Filing a Homestead Exemption in Collier County
Filing a Homestead Exemption in Naples, Florida.
When is a New York School Liable for Injury to a Child?
Accidents happen, and children may be particularly accident-prone as they run, play, climb, roughhouse and generally take chances that most adults don’t encounter in everyday life.
A Limousine Can Be Luxurious…But is it Safer than Driving?
When you decide to let someone else do the driving, it’s often because you want to be able to relax and leave the transportation in someone else’s hands.
Is New York City Liable for Bike Accidents?
Biking is a popular recreational activity and means of transportation in New York. It’s estimated that about 450,000 bike trips take place in the city every day—a 200% increase over the early 2000s.
Historic Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder Settlement
Johnson & Johnson hit the news headlines this week with yet another personal injury settlement announcement filed by a plaintiff for the effects of the long-term use of one of the company’s iconic baby powder products.
A New York Brain Injury Attorney Can Be Your Best Resource
Medically, brain injuries are classified as “mild,” “moderate,” or “severe.” However, that terminology can be misleading, as even a brain injury classified as “mild” can have significant, even lifelong, effects.
USCIS Introduces New Mobile Filing Option for Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card
The USCIS will now allow LPRs who file an online Form I-90 to do so and upload evidence entirely on a mobile device. It also redesigned the online Form I-90 to make site navigation easier.
ICE Enters Into 287(g) Agreements With 18 Texas Counties
On July 31, 2017, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that it had signed 18 new agreements throughout Texas under section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
Senators Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin Introduce Dream Act of 2017
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What Happens If You Don’t Have A Will In Texas
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