Historic Role in Exxon Valdez Case

“Justice delayed is justice denied. Many of our clients lost their fishing boats, their licenses and over 600 died, but we continued to fight for their cause for nearly 20 years. Throughout our firm’s 65-year history, no case has been longer or had more appeals.” – David S. Casey, Jr.

Fishermen v. Exxon Valdez

Exxon Corp. was ordered to pay $5 billion to an estimated 14,000 fishermen, cannery workers, landowners and others for damages were caused by the massive Exxon Valdez oil spill that dumped 11 million gallons of crude oil across the Prince William Sound, reducing property values and damaging fishing and hunting grounds. Led by Richard Gerry, CaseyGerry attorneys represented 1,000 fishermen, and were instrumental in resolution of the case.

Verdict: $5 billion