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Languages spoken: English, Cantonese

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Walkup Melodia Kelly & Schoenberger

650 California Street 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94108

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    5 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 25%
    5 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 25%
    5 years

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  • Karine Bohbot

    Doris is one of the most talented and devoted attorneys I have had the pleasure of knowing and calling a friend. She is amazing on her feet and knows her stuff! I highly endorse Doris and recommend her to potential clients every change I get.


    Karine Bohbot Wrongful termination Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert William Hodges

    Doris is a charming ,talented attorney who obtains great results for her clients. She is easy to work with, honest and does what she promises to do without fail. I enjoy working with and against her!


    Robert Hodges Medical malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2011
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2010
Merit AwardBar Association of San Francisco2008
Trial Lawyer of the Year FinalistSan Francisco Trial Lawyers Association2008
University of San Francisco School of LawJohn Meehan Fellow, Distinguished Alumnus2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWalkup Melodia Kelly & Schoenberger1998 - Present
Law ClerkJudge Saundra Brown Armstrong, Northern District of California1997 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bar Association of San FranciscoBoard of Directors2009 - Present
National Association of Women JudgesResource Committee Member2007 - Present
Emory University School of Law Kessler-Eidson Trial Techniques ProgramTeam Leader2006 - Present
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyTeaching Faculty2006 - Present
University of San Francisco School of Law Intensive Advocacy ProgramCo-Director2005 - Present
San Francisco Trial Lawyer AssociationBoard of Directors2003 - Present
American Association for JusticeExecutive Committee1999 - Present
Office of Indepdent Administrator, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Arbitration SystemOversight Committee Member2009 - 2009
Bar Association of San FranciscoJudiciary Committee Chair2008 - 2008
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationEducation Programs Chair2006 - 2009
Bar Association of San FranciscoJudiciary Committee Member2006 - 2008
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationWomen's Caucus Chair2004 - 2004
University of San Francisco School of Law American Inn of CourtBoard of Governors2003 - 2006
University of San Francisco School of Law Intensive Advocacy ProgramExecutive Committee Member2000 - 2005
University of San Francisco School of Law Intesive Advocacy ProgramFaculty Member1999 - 2000
Publication nameTitleDate
Consumer Attorneys of California 46th Annual ConferenceCross Examination2007
National Business Institute SeminarWorking with Economists on Personal Injury Damages2007
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)California Uninsured Motorist Practice2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Francisco School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of California - DavisN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Macedonia Trial Skills ConferenceTrial Skills2011
Trial Skills Training Program, Pristina, KosovoTrial Skills2009
SFTLA WebinarEffective Physical Communication Strategies During Trial2009
Regional Trial Lawyer ConferenceStrategic Deposition Techniques2009
NITA Western Regional Trial Skills ProgramVoir Dire Lecture2009
NITA Northwest Regional Trial Skills ProgramEvidence and Theory Testing Lecture2009
Intensive Advocacy ProgramClosing Arguments2009
Consumer Attorneys of California Tahoe Ski SeminarImpact Direct Examination2009
USF Intensive Advocacy ProgramWomen in the Law2008
USF Intensive Advocacy ProgramClosing Argument2008
Solicitors Advocates Training Program, Belfast, United KingdomTrial Skills2008
NITA Southern California Trial Skills ProgramJury Selection2008
Medicine for JurorsMedicine for Jurors2008
Department of Homeland Security In-House Advocacy Training ProgramDirect and Cross of Expert Witnesses2008
CAOC 47th Annual ConferenceEvaluating and Advocating Your Settlement2008
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association ConferenceTactical Containment of Experts2007
NITA National SessionDirect and Cross of Expert Economist2007
Juvenile Court Trial Skills ProgramTrial Skills2007
Handling the Auto Case From Bumper to BumperCross Examination2007