Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger partner Michael Kelly won 2009’s trial lawyer of the year last night at the San Francisco Trial Lawyer Association’s annual award dinner. In February, Kelly won a $23.2 million birth injury verdict in what was thought to be the largest such verdict in Minnesota history (free reg. req.).
The other nominees for the 2009 award:
Daniel Dell’Osso for Dax Pierson v. Ford Motor Co., an $18.3 million verdict in the Northern District of California for a Ford van rollover accident. Dell’Osso is with The Brandi Law Firm.
Randall Scarlett, for his $49 million brain injury verdict (free reg. req.) in Santa Clara County Superior Court.
Walter Walker, of Walker, Hamilton & Koenig, for a $5.8 million verdict in San Mateo County Superior Court for a pedestrian struck by a vehicle.