|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Northern California Super Lawyers||2011|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Rising Star||Northern California Super Lawyers||2010|
|Rising Star||Northen California Superlawyers||2009|
|Distinguished Service Award||American Arab Ant-Discrimination Committee||2006|
|Adjunct Professor||University of California Berkeley||2010 - Present|
|Partner||Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberge||1998 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||University of California, Hastings||1999 - 2002|
|Associate||Duringer & Associates||1997 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||1997 - Present|
|San Francisco Human Rights Commission||Member||N/A|
|Arab American Lawyers Association||Co-Chair||N/A|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||N/A|
|San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||N/A|
|In re ObTape Transobturator Litigation||Resolved|
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|Bar Association of San Francisco Bulletin||Person Most Qualified Depositions - What are the rules?||2011|
|Hastings International and Comparative Law Review||Apples and Oranges - Self Executing Treaties and the Supremacy Clause||1997|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||N/A||Juris Doctorate||1997|
|University of California - Irvine||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|
|ABA Emerging Issues||Recent Verdicts in Automotive Product Liability||2011|
|Bar Association of San Francisco Seminar||Summary Judgment - Best Practices||2006|
|San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Seminar||Protective Orders in Product Liability Cases||2005|
Posted by anonymous
Stay far away from KHALDOUN BAGHDADI. I rarely write Yelp reviews but I just had to. There is too much at stake when it comes to health and attorneys involved and I don't want anyone else to face this. I hate even thinking back (i was more traumatized by my attorneys than the defense who were vicious and aggressive- but that is expected)....when you are lured in by false professionalism and seeming kindness/humanitarianism then so cruelly turned on. So, I am writing this for any fellow plaintiffs who may find themselves in a similar situation, don't trust this man or a firm who hires him.
Here is what happened to me. I was involved as a plaintiff in a very long and involved civil lawsuit regarding the health of county employees and a large industrial company. Khaldoun Baghdadi was in the end assigned as the trial attorney. After spending years with attorneys and disclosing most personal and vulnerable issues regarding health and ability to work, after going through terrible depositions and having you and your family placed under a microscope and vilified, after also being at risk to lose your job for trying to protect your health and contribute to the case, you at least feel a bit safer feeling you have your attorneys support, and, relief that they are really there fighting for you. We all felt and we believed we had progressive, honest, and ethical attorneys backing us. We were SO wrong. We were hanging in there, for SEVEN years, despite being very sick, with the hopes of justice, and, after getting through our grueling depositions and being close to settlement or trial, they told us they were going to dismiss us adults. So, Khaldoun Baghdadi was utilized to try to get the adults involved in the case to "drop out" and the attorneys would then only focus on the children (where they saw themselves making the most money). We were used, the only way to open the case was to use us adults- the current employees. This maneuver made sense for their pockets and some sort of strategy outside of us original plaintiffs, but it was definitely not in our best interest, their clients. So us plaintiffs who are critically ill (and all along told by the attorneys that our job site caused this), many very depressed and down, some even passed away, and immensely vulnerable, were thrown away like trash. DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN WITH YOUR BEST INTEREST. The adults didn't agree and were desperately upset, but were so exhausted they didn't think they could take up a new battle with their own counsel. Khaldounl put on a show, finagled, even broke me down using tactics of the defense attorneys (i.e. blame you for your injuries while getting all the important information about your injuries wrong-he didn't care to know). Khaldoun will pose as a gentle professor, a counselor there to help you, a person for the people- but BELIEVE ME this is all posturing. He is ALL ABOUT THE MONEY GOING INTO HIS POCKET- not the well being of anyone else. Khaldoun Baghdadi is such an arrogant bully. He lied and lied and lied- and grinned the whole way through it knowing his money was still ensured. It was humiliating and degrading- like we were nobody important, like we had the inability or brains to see how much they were screwing us over, and that our pain and health meant nothing. Next, Khaldoun promised to be there for us even after being "dismissed", to pass us seamlessly on to comp attorneys (which initially they told us to not "bother with" because its"pennies" and small time), and on and on. Lies. He did NOTHING. They passed NOTHING on to comp attorneys and did nothing once they got rid of us. Khaldoun literally walked out the door, off the broken backs of all of us, with a big smile on his face. He has ruined lives. Don't let him ruin yours.
Posted by richard
Khaldoun did a great job on my case & got the best possible outcome for me. He was very knowledgeable in all areas of my case & did a great job in court for me along with his partner Sara. I highly recommend Khaldoun for anybody looking for a great attorney to represent them on any case!! I was truly blessed to have him on my team and handle my case. He did a great job!! Thanks Khaldoun again!!
Posted by DanJohnson
I was one of the unfortunate people who got caught up in the recall of hip replacement hardware. At the time I was in need I was unable to find a single firm in my area of Portsmouth, VA who was taking clients with this particular problem. I contacted Walkup, Melodia through their website and was put in contact with Conor Kelly. He was very professional, courteous and knowledgeable. He answered all of my questions and never failed to return a phone call promptly. During this long four year process both he and subsequently Khaldoun Baghdadi handled my case expertly and was able to satisfy my case better than I ever expected. I would not hesitate to use them again or hesitate to recommend them to anyone needing representation. By the way, their staff of secretaries and paralegals were equally qualified and extremely helpful.
Damien Lillis, Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Khaldoun Baghdadi is one of the top personal injury trial lawyers in California. I've watched him in trial representing seriously injured people in complicated cases -- his trial skills are second to none. I endorse his work without hesitation or qualification.