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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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EOIR Swears in 11 New Immigration Judges
On June 16, 2017, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced that it had sworn in 11 new immigration judges. The 11 new immigration judges were selected by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Passing without an Estate Plan
If you die without a will or a revocable living trust, your assets will pass to close family members in a manner that the Minnesota legislature has determined. However, there are some assets that will pass by beneficiary designations too. In effect, you have multiple estate plans in place.
Two Important Supreme Court First Amendment Decisions
On June 19, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States released a flurry of decisions as the term came to a close. In this post, I will examine in brief two interesting First Amendment cases that are not related to immigration law.
AILA Reports Members Erroneously Received ASC Appointment Notices from NBC
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) reported on June 19, 2017, that several of its members have erroneously received Application Support Center (ASC) Appointment Notices from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
GAO Report on Case Backlogs in Immigration Courts
On June 1, 2017, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a 146-page report titled "Immigration Courts: Actions Needed to Reduce Case Backlog and Address Long-Standing Management and Operations Challenges."
NEW GENDER-BASED PAY GAP LAWS COULD FORCE EMPLOYERS TO ADAPT
NEW GENDER-BASED PAY GAP LAWS COULD FORCE EMPLOYERS TO ADAPT
WHY YOU SHOULD FIGHT A DUI CHARGE
WHY YOU SHOULD FIGHT A DUI CHARGE
Connecticut Divorce FAQs
Connecticut Divorce FAQs
Massachusetts Divorce: Understanding the Nisi Period
No one ever seems to understand what the Nisi period is. This article will help clear up some of the misconceptions and explain what it is and how it can effect you.
A Divorce Costs How Much??
Everyone wants to know how much a divorce is going to cost. There are a lot of factors involved in answering that question, but some of it is in your own control. Read on to find out how to help keep your costs down.
Uncontested or Contested Divorce . . . What Should I Do?
One of the first questions you need to answer when preparing to file a divorce is what kind of divorce you want to file - contested or uncontested. Read further to figure out the difference and to help you decide what is best for you.
2017 Child Support Guideline Changes in Plain English (kind of)
The new child support guidelines went into effect on September 15, 2017. Here is a "plain old English" (or at least as close as possible) to what the changes are and what they might mean as the Court starts using them.
Why Would You Need to Modify a Divorce Agreement
After you go to court and enter into a final judgment, life seems to create changes that might make what you had previously been following in your divorce agreement no longer what works best. In that case, you might want to modify the prior judgment.
I Have Sustained a Concussion in an Accident
Having a potential head injury as the result of an accident is nothing to take lightly. The signs may be subtle but the lasting impact is real and substantial. If you have a potentially sustained a head injury in an accident, get medical attention immediately.
Best School Bus Safety Practices
School bus riders are almost 70 times more likely to arrive safely at school than car riders, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
“Serious Injury” Threshold
In New York, there is a “serious injury” threshold you need to meet first if you intend to seek damages for your injuries from an at fault driver.
I’ve Sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury
As an experienced personal injury attorney, Michael LoGiudice has helped countless individuals who have sustained traumatic brain injuries in accidents caused by someone else’s negligence.
Common Types of Bicycle Accidents
Bikes are a popular way of getting around, especially in New York. Bikes can be a convenient mode of transportation and a great way to get some exercise. While bike riders may not be as visible as those in cars or other motor vehicles, they are still afforded rights on the road.
BIA Issues Amicus Invite on Statutory Interpretation in CIMT Cases
On June 12, 2017, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) issued Amicus Invitation No. 17-06-12.
Financial Planners and The Florida Asset Protection Trust
Financial Planners and The Florida Asset Protection Trust