Khaldoun Baghdadi

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger
 | 650 California Street, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 415-981-7210
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2012
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

Khaldoun A. Baghdadi is a partner with Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, a premier, San Francisco-based law firm dedicated to representing victims of negligence and wrongdoing in California, and other U.S. jurisdictions. During his career at Walkup, Khaldoun has tried cases throughout California, including defective product lawsuits, insurance disputes, medical negligence claims and public entity liability suits. In 2009, Khaldoun was named a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, a distinction that honors practicing attorneys under the age of 40. Only 2.5 percent of the lawyers practicing in the state are selected for this recognition. Khaldoun also holds an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest rating an attorney can achieve for his or her ethics and standards of practice.

Khaldoun is a graduate of University of California Hastings College of the Law and serves an adjunct professor at both Hastings and the University of California Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law. He has also been a speaker or panelist for various professional organizations on the topics of product liability, trial preparation and discovery, and federal pre-emption of consumer rights.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products (50%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products: Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2012

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About Khaldoun Baghdadi

Admitted 1997, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.walkuplawoffice.com/CM/WhoWeAre/WhoWeAreKaldounAB...

Honors and Awards:

  • Community Service Award, American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, 2003
  • 1996 Pacific Regional Championship Moot Court Team - University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy, UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law Adjunct Professor of Law, UC Hastings College of the Law Speaker at programs on trial practice and product liability hosted by American Bar Association, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, and the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Co-Chair.  Lawyer Representatives to the Northern District Judicial Conference, 2010
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Co-chair, Bay Area Chapter, Arab American Attorneys Association
  • Appointed Member, San Francisco Human Rights Commission

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member. Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, 2004
  • Chair. City of San Francisco Human Rights Commission, 2003
  • Board Member.  Arab Cultural and Community Center of San Francisco, 2000

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Adjunct Professor of Moot Court, University of California, Hastings Campus
  • "Apples and Oranges--The Supremacy Clause and the Determination of Self-Executing Treaties" 20 Hastings Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. 701 (1996-1997).

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $ 1.2 million settlement for elevator malfunction
  • $ 1.3 million verdict in insurance broker negligence claim
  • $ 1.5 million settlement for roof crush injury
  • $ 2.4 million medical negligence settlement
  • $ 2.6 million settlement for defective medical device
  • $ 2.9 million wrongful death settlement for vehicle defect
  • $ 3.25 million medical negligence settlement
  • $ 4.25 million medical negligence settlement
  • $ 6.25 million wrongful death settlement in a vehicle/trailer rollover

Educational Background:

  • University of California, With Honors in 1994
  • Law Review: Hastings International and Comparative Law Review, Managing Editor
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Office Location for Khaldoun Baghdadi

650 California Street
26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108

Phone: 415-981-7210

 

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Last Updated: 3/3/2017

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