SAN DIEGO (May 3, 2018) – Wendy M. Behan, a partner with San Diego-based CaseyGerry, was honored with a San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) Service Award during the organization’s Annual Awards Luncheon and Celebration of Community Service on May 1 at the Westin San Diego.
The annual awards recognize distinguished individuals and organizations for their commitment to serving the San Diego community. Winner of the Service to the Legal Community Award, Behan was recognized for outstanding contributions to furthering the goals of the legal profession and promoting ethics, integrity, and professionalism in the practice of law by legal education, civics education, mentoring, or service to the SDCBA. Service award recipients are nominated by the San Diego legal community and reviewed and selected by the SDCBA Awards Committee, with final approval by its Board of Directors.
A CaseyGerry partner since 2010, Behan is a legal industry leader and has held numerous high profile leadership roles promoting the work of female attorneys. She has served as president of the California Women Lawyers (CWL), the CWL Foundation and Lawyers Club of San Diego. In addition, she has been named multiple times to lists of the top lawyers in San Diego and the U.S.
A key member of CaseyGerry’s complex litigation team, her practice focuses on class actions, serious personal injury and medical device/pharmaceutical products liability. She has worked on a number of high-profile cases, including the national class action case targeting Volkswagen over its diesel emissions scandal.
She earned her bachelor’s degree at UC Santa Barbara and her J.D. from California Western School of Law.
CaseyGerry was established in 1947 and is the oldest plaintiffs’ law firm in San Diego. The firm’s attorneys practice in numerous areas, including serious personal injury, product liability, pharmaceutical, mass tort, aviation and class action litigation. Headquartered at 110 Laurel St. in the Banker’s Hill neighborhood of San Diego, the firm also has an office in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Calif.