Khaldoun Baghdadi

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in San Francisco, California

Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger
Khaldoun Baghdadi
Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in California since: 1997

Education: University of California College of the Law, San Francisco

Languages Spoken: Arabic, English

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2012

Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger

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


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

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Dram Shop Laws, Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Pharmaceutical, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 50% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 50% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1997, California

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Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • $ 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
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
  • 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
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
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

Office location for Khaldoun Baghdadi

650 California Street
26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108

Phone: 415-981-7210

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