I am pleased to congratulate the recipients of the 2011 San Francisco Trial Lawyer of the Year, Doug Saeltzer and Rich Schoenberger, of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger. This is the second year in a row the firm has won this award.
The case responsible for this award was Liou v. State of California (Caltrans), a difficult case in which a young lady was struck while crossing a busy road, inside a crosswalk. For additional details on the case, see my article, Effective Use of Exhibits in Closing Argument Helps Win $12.2 Million Verdict. I am happy to have been a part of this trial team, and look forward to many more. We will be presenting a CLE for the SFTLA today.