SAN DIEGO, Calif…Wendy M. Behan — a long time associate with Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield, LLP — has been elected president of Lawyers Club of San Diego, which since 1972 has sought to advance the status of women in law and society.

Behan will serve as president for one year for 2010-2011.  In this capacity, she will spearhead the board of directors for the organization, a voluntary bar association comprised of female and male attorneys, judges, law students and others in the San Diego community.  She previously served as Lawyers Club’s vice president of finance.

“We are honored that Wendy will represent our firm and help oversee this important organization, which is a vital and constructive force within the San Diego legal community and beyond,” said David S. Casey, Jr., senior partner of Casey Gerry.

Concentrating her practice on personal injury and pharmaceutical products liability, Behan has been an attorney with Casey Gerry since 1999.  She currently represents clients injured by the diet supplement Hydroxycut and young women injured by Yaz birth control, in addition to handling serious personal injury cases, such as motor vehicle accidents, dog bites and premises liability cases.

A native of Orange County, she is a cum laude graduate of California Western School of Law (J.D. 1998) and completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in law and society from UC Santa Barbara.

About Lawyers Club
For 38 years,  Lawyers Club of San Diego has focused on advancing the role of women in law and society. A voluntary bar association, it is comprised of male and female attorneys, judges, law students and other community members who share its interests and goals. For more information, visit www.lawyersclubsandiego.com.

About Casey Gerry
Celebrating more than 60 years in San Diego, Casey Gerry was established in1947, and is the oldest plaintiffs’ law firm in San Diego. The firm’s 12attorneys practice in numerous areas, including asbestos, personal injury,product liability and pharmaceutical litigation. Located in the Banker’s Hill neighborhood of San Diego, the firm also has a satellite office in Carlsbad,Calif. For more information, call (619) 238-1811 or visit  www.caseygerry.com.

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