SAN DIEGO (September 19, 2019) – Marking his fifth appearance on the list, CaseyGerry managing partner David S. Casey Jr. once again has been recognized as one of the “100 Leading Lawyers in California” by the Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal, one of the legal profession’s preeminent publications. The 2019 edition appeared September 18 in a special Daily Journal supplement.
The prestigious award is given by the editors of the statewide publication to recognize California’s most influential legal practitioners.
Casey Jr. is known for taking on high profile, complex cases, including representing the family of deceased NFL hero Junior Seau, a case in which he achieved a confidential settlement while raising consumer awareness about football head injuries and concussion safety. In addition, he represented the family of baseball legend Tony Gwynn – the Padres player who died of salivary gland cancer following a lifetime addiction to smokeless tobacco – in a case against U.S. Tobacco which also settled for a confidential amount.
Earning a reputation nationwide, he has played a prominent role in many milestone cases – including serving on the Plaintiffs Steering Committee for the Fiat Chrysler Jeep Dodge diesel emissions fraud litigation, helping to achieve a $307 million settlement. And as liaison counsel, he helped achieve a $390 million settlement with Wells Fargo in 2019 over insurance marketing. Serving on the Plaintiff Steering Committee for the case, he helped negotiate The Volkswagen Group of America’s recent settlement of $96.5 million for inflated claims of fuel economy on some of their vehicles.
A past president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (now the American Association for Justice), Casey Jr. has received more than 80 awards throughout his career, including a perpetual award in his honor, the “David S. Casey, Jr. Consumer Advocate Award” from the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego and the “Pursuit of Justice” award from the American Bar Association. Recently, he received the Witkin Award for Excellence in the Practice of Law, was inducted into the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego’s “Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame” and was honored with a CLAY award for his work on the national VW Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) overseeing litigation targeting Volkswagen.
Headquartered at 110 Laurel St. in the Banker’s Hill neighborhood of San Diego, 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, automobile, maritime, trucking, aviation, product liability, sexual abuse and consumer class actions. For more information, visit www.caseygerry.com.