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  1. Personal Injury: 100%
    19 years, 1 thousand cases

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Douglas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Sara Michelle Peters

    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.


    Sara Peters Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Walkup Melodia Kelly & Schoenberger

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


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Trial Lawyer of the YearSan Francisco Trial Lawyers Association2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Jury Verdict of the WeekVerdict Search2010
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
Report of the WeekVerdict Search2006
Meritorious Service MedalU.S. Army1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWalkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger1998 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorU.C. Hastings College of the Law2003 - 2010
CaptainU.S. Army1995 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Board of Trial Advocates (San Francisco chapter)Member2010 - Present
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyFaculty Member2005 - Present
Attorneys Information Exchange GroupMember2001 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1999 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember1999 - Present
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Anderson v County of Stanislaus$8,250,000
Confidential v Confidential$6,500,000
Child v. HMOSettlement - $4,750,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
California Appellate Reports, 4th EditionSmock v. State of California2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of California - Los AngelesHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Trial Lawyers of the YearOpening Statements2011
CEB - New Developements in TortsPersonal Injury Law2010
CEB - New Developments in TortsPersonal Injury Law2007
Law & Motion in Northern California Superior CourtsLaw & Motion2006