David S. Casey, Jr.

David S. Casey, Jr.

Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP

Recognized since 2006

San Diego, California

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

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David S. Casey, Jr., a senior partner in the firm, has practiced for over 30 years in the area of serious personal injury and wrongful death litigation. He has been recognized as Lawyer of the Year by the San Diego County Bar Association, listed in "Best Lawyers in America,” and named by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California. In 2003, Mr. Casey was elected by his peers to be the president of the 65,000 member Association of Trial Lawyers of America. (now known as the AAJ--American Association for Justice). He is featured on the cover, and in a feature story in the 2007 Southern California Super Lawyers magazine.

Mr. Casey obtained the largest personal injury settlement in history against the City of San Diego and the largest personal injury highway design verdict in history against the County of San Diego. He represented former Governor of California Gray Davis in the successful tobacco litigation, helping achieve a recovery of $25 billion for the State of California.

As a leader of the national trial bar, David Casey, Jr. played a pivotal role in creating the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund mandated by the U.S. Congress, and setting in place the largest .pro bono program in the history of American jurisprudence, helping thousands victims after 9/11.

Contact & Links
  • 110 Laurel Street
    San Diego, CA 92101-1486
  • University of San Diego, J.D., graduated 1974
  • Consumer Attorneys of California - Past President
  • American Board Of Trial Advocates - associate
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America - Past President
  • International Society of Barristers - member
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers - member

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • San Diego Bar Association-2002 outstanding lawyer
  • Consumer Watchdog-Outstanding Legal Achievement Award
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego-perpetual David S. Casey Jr. Award in recognition of contributions to the legal profession
  • ABA-Pursuit of Justice Award
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Personal Injury Litigation

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