Wendy M. Behan

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Wendy M. Behan

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619-238-1811

619-544-9232

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Areas of Practice


Education


University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., Law & Society, 1994
California Western School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1998

About Wendy


“What I love about CaseyGerry is its team-oriented approach,” says partner Wendy M. Behan. “We really are a family here, and most of our staff has been here for many years.”

Involvement


  • California Women Lawyers, Past President
  • California Women Lawyers Foundation, Past President
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego, Past President

With a practice focused on class actions, serious personal injury and medical device/pharmaceutical products liability, Wendy M. Behan is a legal industry leader and has held numerous high profile roles promoting the work of female attorneys. Highlights include the presidencies of the California Women Lawyers (CWL), 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., including being ranked among the Top 50 San Diego Attorneys 2016, 2017 and 2018 and the Top 25 San Diego Women Lawyers 2016, 2017 and 2018 by San Diego Super Lawyers. She was named as one of the Best Lawyers in America – Mass Torts Litigation/Class Action Plaintiffs for three years running.

A key member of CaseyGerry’s complex litigation team, she has worked on a number of high-profile cases, including the national class action case targeting Volkswagen over its diesel emissions scandal. She is also involved in cases against the manufacturers of metal hip replacements and transvaginal mesh products, along with lawsuits against the manufacturers of Actos, Hydroxycut, Baycol and Yaz.

Additionally, she was an integral member of the team handling lawsuits filed on behalf of American POWs brutally abused and exploited as slave laborers by Japanese companies during World War II.

A Southern California native, Wendy joined the firm in 1999 and has been a CaseyGerry partner since 2010.

In her spare time, she enjoys playing in a competitive indoor soccer league and, most of all, spending time with her husband and their two sons.

  • Lawyers Club of San Diego, Board of Directors, 2007-2011; President, 2010-2011; Advisory Board, 2011-present
  • California Women Lawyers, President, 2014-2015; Board of Directors, 2011-2016
  • California Women Lawyers Foundation, President, 2015-2016
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Member
  • Tom Homann LGBT Law Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Women Judges, Associate Member
  • Clairemont High School Academy of Business and Technology, Student Mentor, 2011 – 2012
  • School of the Madeleine, Volunteer
  • California Western School of Law, Mentor
  • National Association of Women Judges, Color of Justice, Volunteer, April 2015; Annual Conference 2014, Friends Committee and Public Relations Committee Member; Success Inside & Out Conference, Friends Committee, August 2017; and Freedom Through Words, Volunteer, September 2017
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego “Influence,” Mentor
  • Couture for a Cause, Planning Committee Member

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