David S. Casey, Jr.

Managing Partner

Significant Contribution

Our firm has recovered billions of dollars on behalf of clients since 1947,” says managing partner David S. Casey, Jr. “We believe our obligation is to treat every client with the highest respect and do our very best for them. It is an honor to represent and support an individual whose life has been severely impacted, and we treat this responsibility very seriously.”

A third-generation attorney, he joined his late father David S. Casey Sr.’s firm in 1976 after working as a prosecutor for the San Diego City Attorney’s office. With dozens of high-profile verdicts and settlements achieved over a 43-year legal career, he is well on his way to attaining his father’s – who tried more than 700 jury trials – legendary status.

David leads the firm in obtaining multi-million dollar results each year in a complex range of cases such as the Volkswagen Emissions scandal in which David was appointed to the national Plaintiff’s Steering Committee overseeing litigation. The case was resolved for $14.7 billion, one of the biggest corporate settlements in history.

In the Chrysler Dodge-Jeep Ecodiesel® Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation, David was appointed by the federal court to serve on the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee. The case was resolved for $300 million.

David has been lauded with more than 90 professional awards including a perpetual award in his honor, the “David S. Casey, Jr. Consumer Advocate Award” from the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego. He has been inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the International Society of Barristers. In 2019 alone, David received the 2019 Hughes McClenahan award for civility in the practice of law from the San Diego chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), he was the recipient of the University of San Diego 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award, recognized as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California 2016-2019, one of the Top 10 Lawyers in San Diego, and more.

He is the past president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (now American Association for Justice) – the world’s largest trial bar, the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Western Trial Lawyers Association, and the San Diego Trial Lawyers Association.

Since 2008, he has served as state chair for Senator Dianne Feinstein’s judicial selection committee, maintaining a steadfast volunteer commitment to finding the most qualified judicial candidates for the federal bench in California. Prior to his appointment as state chair, David served on the local San Diego judicial selection committee for 16 years.

A native of La Jolla, he enjoys traveling with his wife Lisa and two grown children, as well as a good game of tennis.

Awards
Affilations
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Past President, 2003-2004, Member of Board of Governors and Executive Committee 1983-2004 (now American Association for Justice)
  • United States District Court, Southern District, Lawyer Representative, 2016-present
  • The Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society, Board Member, 2017-present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Public Justice Foundation, Lifetime Member
  • San Diego Judicial Appointments Committee for State Courts, Chair, 1999-2001
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association, Past President
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Past President
  • San Diego Trial Lawyers Association, Past President (now Consumer Attorneys of San Diego)
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Board of Directors
  • International Society of Barristers, Member
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Board of Directors
  • Fiat Chrysler Eco Diesel Litigation Plaintiffs Steering Committee, Member
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