Informal Discovery


Informal discovery is an important and inexpensive way to investigate a claim before filing suit. Come learn about the various strategies and tools available to informally obtain useful information regarding clients, potential defendants, witnesses, the incident, the vehicle, the product, the investigation, the scene, and more. Many of them are free! If you have a favorite resource, please bring it to share.

Kimberly Wong (Chair) is an attorney at The Veen Firm in San Francisco. She litigates complex catastrophic personal injury cases involving negligence, premises liability, wrongful death, products liability, industrial injuries, and exceptions to the workers’ compensation exclusive remedy doctrine. Ms. Wong is a frequent lecturer and author of published articles on various topics related to personal injury litigation. She has had several settlements featured in The Recorder’s annual report of “California’s Million-Dollar Settlements.” Ms. Wong has also been selected by her peers to the Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star list each year from 2012 to 2017.

Miles B. Cooper a partner at Emison Hullverson LLP, represents people with serious injury and death claims. As a cyclist and cycling advocate, bicycling incidents are his passion. In addition to preparing his own cases, he associates as trial counsel and consults on trial matters. He has served as lead counsel, co-counsel, second seat and schlepper over his career and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. His column, Back Story, appears monthly in Plaintiff magazine. Outside his cases, Cooper’s interests include trial presentation technologies and car-free city living.

Valerie Rose prosecutes personal injury, medical malpractice, and product defect cases on behalf of severely injured individuals. In 2017, Valerie was a finalist for CAOC’s Consumer Attorney of the Year as part of the Kransky v. DePuy plaintiffs’ team. She has been selected as a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, an honor limited to 2.5% of practicing attorneys under the age of 40, every year since 2013. Before joining the Walkup firm, Ms. Rose previously worked at the law firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, and attended law school at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.



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