Joining the ranks of legal luminaries such as Richard Gerry, Harvey J. Levine, Peter J. Hughes and his father, David S. Casey Sr., David S. Casey Jr. – managing partner of CaseyGerry – has been inducted into the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego’s Past Presidents’ Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. The award will be presented at a special reception held by the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (CASD) at 6 p.m., Wednesday, September 21, at the La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, Calif.
The Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame commemorates the career contributions of outstanding CASD members based on their accomplishments as trial lawyers and their service to the public, as well as their leadership.
Inductees are carefully selected by a committee of past CASD presidents. Other attributes considered by the committee are the nominee’s advocacy and high ethical standards. The honor has been bestowed since 1999.
Casey Jr., a La Jolla resident, has helped clients in a complex range of cases relating to aviation, maritime, premises liability, faulty equipment, government tort claims, complex motorcycle accidents, product liability, trucking and automobile crashes.
In May, he filed a lawsuit in San Diego Superior Court seeking to hold the tobacco industry accountable for baseball legend Tony Gwynn’s death. Earlier this year, Casey Jr. was appointed to the national VW Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee overseeing litigation targeting Volkswagen over its diesel emissions scandal – one of the largest in class action history. And for the for the last five years, he has served as state chair for Senator Dianne Feinstein’s judicial selection committee, working to find the most qualified judicial candidates for the federal bench in California.
Founded in 1960 by David Casey Sr., CASD is a San Diego based organization of trial lawyers dedicated to preserving and protecting the legal rights of consumers. For more information on the Past Presidents’ Reception honoring Casey Jr., please visit www.casd.org.
CaseyGerry was established in 1947, and is the longest-standing plaintiffs’ law firm in San Diego. The firm’s 15 attorneys practice in numerous areas, including serious personal injury, product liability, aviation, pharmaceutical, mass tort and class action litigation. Headquartered at 110 Laurel St. in the Banker’s Hill neighborhood of San Diego, the firm also has an additional office in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Calif. For more information, call 619-238-1811.