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
Fax: 415-391-6965
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009 - 2012
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (50%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Arabic
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    Khaldoun Baghdadi has been with the firm for 20 years. In 2016, he was part of the trial team in the Pinnacle hip implant litigation trial which resulted in a total verdict in excess of $1 billion dollars.

    He has dedicated his career to being a trial lawyer, helping people who need and deserve an advocate. He has served as lead trial counsel in cases throughout the State of California, on matters ranging from wrongful death, defective products, insurance disputes, medical negligence and public transit injuries. Khaldoun has also prosecuted medical device defect and class action claims in courtrooms around the country.

    Since 2009, Khaldoun has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer®. In addition, Khaldoun is AV - Pre-Eminent rated by Martindale Hubbell, signifying the highest peer review mark for ethics and standards of practice. His AVVO professional rating is 10.0 - Superb, reflecting the highest rank available.

    Khaldoun served an adjunct instructor teaching trial advocacy at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. He also served as an adjunct professor at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He has also served as an instructor on trial technique, deposition practice and lawyering skills for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.

    Active in the courtroom and the community, Khaldoun served the City of San Francisco by way of Mayoral appointment to the San Francisco Human Rights Commission. In 2006, he was elected chair of that body.

    Khaldoun graduated cum laude from the University of California, Irvine, and obtained his law degree from UC Hastings College of the Law.

    He lives in San Francisco with his wife and two children.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 50%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    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, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

    Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2012

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    About Khaldoun Baghdadi

    Admitted: 1997, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • 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.
    • Community Service Award, American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, 2003
    • 1996 Pacific Regional Championship Moot Court Team - University of California, Hastings College of the Law

    Bar/Professional Activity:

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

    Pro bono/Community Service:

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

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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


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

    Educational Background:

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

    650 California Street
    26th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94108

    Phone: 415-981-7210

    Fax: 415-391-6965

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