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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)

"Khaldoun & Matthew represented us in a wrongful death case. They were exceptional attorney's. 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 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 attorney's then Khaldoun and Matthew. They are both an amazing pair of attorney's and work very well together. They are the best of the best!"

  3 years ago     Julie Mitchell


"I had hip problems and needed a revision surgery. I couldn't find a surgeon to take care of me. I emailed the firm above on a Sunday. Matt David called me immedialy. 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."

  3 years ago     Dr. Kay Stewart


"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, consisting of Sara the main contact person as well as Melinda, Rima and their assistants Pam and Lily, 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. Sara and the 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."

  4 years ago     eberhard weber


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  1 year ago     Byron L


"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. We are extremely grateful to him for shepherding our case to a fair settlement and for creating an environment of civility and respect where that resolution was possible."

  6 years ago     A Google User

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