CaseyGerry, a San Diego-based plaintiffs law firm, has added attorney Melissa Deleon to its growing legal team. Deleon, immediate past president of the Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego, is a San Diego native and graduate of California Western School of Law.
“Melissa Deleon brings an extensive personal injury background to CaseyGerry team”
Previously a sole practitioner, she has concentrated her practice on serious personal injury and civil rights litigation, and has advocated on behalf of individuals with developmental disabilities who have been the victims of caretaker abuse and neglect.
“Melissa has a wealth of talents and experience, and we are thrilled to have her join our team,” said CaseyGerry’s managing partner, David S. Casey.
Involved in a multitude of community and professional organizations, Deleon continues to be active in the Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego and was recently elected to the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce as a 2015 Director. In 2014, she was one of seven Filipino community leaders appointed by the Philippine Honorary Consul of San Diego, Audie de Castro, Esq., as a member of San Diego’s Philippine Consulate Advisory Council. She is currently the Vice-Chair of San Diego County Bar Association’s Ethnic Relations and Diversity Committee. She is an alumna of the American Inns of Court, Hon. Louis M. Welsh Inn, Inn No. 9, and San Diego Inns of Court Trial Advocacy College.
Deleon utilizes a background in journalism as a segment host on Asian Voices, a local television show that promotes Asian Pacific Islander communities in southern California, and as a contributing writer for the local publication, Filipino Press.
Deleon was named a 2015 Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in the area of personal injury litigation and is the three-time recipient of San Diego Daily Transcript’s “Top Young Attorney” award. In 2014, she received the annual “Outstanding Service By a New Lawyer” award by the San Diego County Bar Association and was also named one of San Diego’s “Top 25 leaders in their 20s” by the San Diego Business Journal.
In addition to earning her J.D. from California Western School of Law, she has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from San Diego State University.
“The attorneys at CaseyGerry are dedicated advocates who obtain the best results for our clients. They are top trial lawyers who consistently obtain unparalleled results. It is truly an honor to become a member of this team,” said Deleon.
CaseyGerry was established in 1947, and is the oldest plaintiffs’ law firm in San Diego. The firm’s 15 attorneys practice in numerous areas, including serious personal injury, product liability, pharmaceutical, mass tort and class action litigation. Headquartered at 110 Laurel St. in the Banker’s Hill neighborhood of San Diego, the firm also has an office in Carlsbad, Calif. For more information, call 619-238-1811.