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Richard H Schoenberger
Title: Faculty - Lecturer
Rich Schoenberger began his career as a deputy district attorney in
Alameda County. He is currently a member of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly &
Schoenberger where he concentrates his practice on the prosecution of
cases involving catastrophic injury. In April, he received the coveted
SFTLA Trial Lawyer of the Year Award for 2011. He was a nominated
finalist once before. He has been named one of The Best Lawyers In
America for each of the past seven years and a Super Lawyer every year
since the designation began, including being named one of the Top 100
for Northern California in 2010 and 2011 .
He is an invited member of the most prestigious trial lawyer
organizations in the country: the American College of Trial Lawyers, the
International Society of Barristers and the American Board of Trial
Advocates, where he serves as an officer.
Rich has taught trial advocacy on a national and international level
since the early 1990's. As a highly rated member of the faculty for the
National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Rich has been invited to teach at
NITA's National, Midwestern, Northwestern, Western and Pacific Regional
programs. Rich has also served frequently as a team leader at Emory Law
School's Kessler-Eidson Trial Techniques Program in Atlanta, Georgia.
The American Bar Association invited Rich to the Republic of Georgia
where he taught advocacy to 24 selected attorneys whose government had
only recently allowed the right to a jury trial. He was invited to lead
a similar program in Sarajevo. This year, Rich served as Program
Director in a course training attorneys in courtroom persuasion in
Belfast, Northern Ireland.
J.D., Hastings College of the Law (1985)
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