|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Trial Lawyer of the Year||San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Jury Verdict of the Week||Verdict Search||2010|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2007|
|Report of the Week||Verdict Search||2006|
|Meritorious Service Medal||U.S. Army||1997|
|Partner||Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger||1998 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||U.C. Hastings College of the Law||2003 - 2010|
|Captain||U.S. Army||1995 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Board of Trial Advocates (San Francisco chapter)||Member||2010 - Present|
|National Institute for Trial Advocacy||Faculty Member||2005 - Present|
|Attorneys Information Exchange Group||Member||2001 - Present|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||1999 - Present|
|San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|Anderson v County of Stanislaus||$8,250,000|
|Confidential v Confidential||$6,500,000|
|Child v. HMO||Settlement - $4,750,000|
|See all legal cases|
|California Appellate Reports, 4th Edition||Smock v. State of California||2006|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|University of California - Los Angeles||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1991|
|Trial Lawyers of the Year||Opening Statements||2011|
|CEB - New Developements in Torts||Personal Injury Law||2010|
|CEB - New Developments in Torts||Personal Injury Law||2007|
|Law & Motion in Northern California Superior Courts||Law & Motion||2006|
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Saeltzer is an outstanding personal injury lawyer. He represented my teen-aged daughter who had sustained a severe burn. He was very empathetic to her situation, spent a lot of time with us explaining procedures and strategy and was completely accessible when we needed to ask him any questions.
He did not give us any false hope about the outcome. He prepared us very well for the depositions and the settlement meeting. I was extremely impressed with his knowledge of the law, his ability to accurately interpret the intent of the law and his strategy when dealing with the lawyers from the insurance company. His sense of timing and just how far we could push enabled my daughter to recieve a much greater settlement than we had expected or even hoped for, but one she completely deserved.
He helped us through the process of figuring out a tax free annuity and connected us with an excellent annuity expert who worked with us to finish the process. I feel my daughter received the best representation possible from Mr. Saeltzer and the Walkup, Melodia, Kelly and Schoenberger Law Firm. I cannot recommend him or the Firm more highly.
Posted by Jessie
My experience with Douglas was very pleasant. He was trustworthy, easy to talk to, always avaialable to speak with me and proficient. He did everything that he possibly could for my case and at the end I was very pleased. He wasnt just my lawyer he was also a friend and helped me get through this hard time in my life.
Sara Peters, Personal injury Attorney
I have worked with Doug, first as a clerk, and now as an associate attorney, for the past five years. Doug, who just won the title "Trial Lawyer of the Year" (with SFTLA) is a brilliant attorney. He is unsurpassed for his piercing analysis of complex issues, and his ability to persuasively break down a case. It is a privilege to work with him.
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