Preparing for Trial Part 1



Insider tips on preparing litigation: medical malpractice- ride share personal injury cases- new employment protections under #MeToo

You are invited to a three-part series on case preparation. Over the course of these sessions, the panelists will discuss:

  • Intake and investigation- what you need to know before signing a case. 
  • Discovery- what you need to win: what you need to ask for, who you need to talk to, and how to maximize damages. 
  • Getting trial ready- what experts you need, and what motions you should be anticipating. 

Christian Jagusch (Co-Chair) is a physician specializing in Emergency Medicine and an attorney with Walkup, Melodia, Kelly and Schoenberger. Dr. Jagusch completed his medical training at Creighton University School of Medicine and his residency training at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center. Following residency, he joined a prominent Southern California Emergency Medicine practice where he was on the staff at a large tertiary medical center and a well-known pediatric hospital. Further pursuing his interest in patient advocacy, he graduated from UC Hastings and joined the Walkup firm to focus on medical malpractice and complex medical causation. 

Valerie Rose (Co-Chair) prosecutes personal injury, medical malpractice, and product defect cases at Walkup Melodia on on behalf of severely injured individuals. She has been selected as a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star 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 shool at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. 

Bobby Shukla represents plaintiffs in employment litigation at Shukla Law. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and the Board of the National Lawyers Guild Foundatio. She is also a former Vice President of the Bay Area Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild. She has been named a Rising Star or a Super Lawyer every year since 2009 and named one of the Top Women Attorneys in Northern California every year since 2012. She is also a recipient of the Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services. 

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