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Richard H Schoenberger

Title: Lecturer
Email Address: rschoenberger@walkuplawoffice.com

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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