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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, government... (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 California Super... (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 Trial... (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 property,... (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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