Richard H. Schoenberger has enjoyed remarkable success in his thirty-year legal career. His outstanding skills and presence in the courtroom have made him one of the most highly respected trial lawyers in California:
- At various times he has held or shared the record for the largest verdict in particular case types in San Francisco, Sacramento, Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.
- Rich was selected as the 2016 Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in the San Francisco area. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year”.
- In 2011, he was selected as the Trial Lawyer of the Year by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. It was his second nomination for this prestigious award.
Rich has taught trial advocacy on a national and international level since the early 1990’s. In California, he spent years teaching Advanced Trial Practice as an adjunct professor at UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). He has also served as a faculty member for the Judicial Council of California’s Judicial Studies Program.
As a highly rated member of the faculty for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Rich has been invited to teach advocacy at NITA’s rigorous National, Midwestern, Northwestern, Western and Pacific Regional programs as well as for private firms throughout the country.
He is program director for NITA’s inaugural Western United States Advanced Trial Program. Rich has also served frequently as a team leader at Emory Law School’s renowned Kessler-Eidson Trial Techniques Program in Atlanta, Georgia.
Rich is experienced in a wide variety of case types including traumatic brain injury, paralysis, workplace accidents, vehicular and bicycle negligence, medical malpractice, product liability, government liability, aviation disasters and wrongful death claims.
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