Steven F. Casey

Steven F. Casey


Jones Walker LLP

Recognized since 2008

Birmingham, Alabama

Practice Areas

Land Use and Zoning Law

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Land Use and Zoning Law
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Steven F. Casey is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group. He maintains a diverse practice not only representing clients in court, but also in counseling clients in avoiding and managing litigation risks. Steve has extensive experience in the energy, pharmaceutical, chemical, banking, and aviation industries. He has litigated toxic tort, product liability, securities fraud, banking, ERISA, insurance, and contract cases. With more than 70 trials under his belt, Steve’s experience has allowed him to develop skill in assisting clients in finding creative solutions for complex business disputes. Steve has defended clients in mass toxic tort matters and class actions involving both mercury and polyfluorinated alkyl systems (PFAS), where claims have been made for personal injury, property damage and water pollution. Steve also successfully defended a generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in the first and only failure to warn case to go to trial in the United States involving the drug metoclopramide (Reglan®). Steve has served as national counsel for major pharmaceutical manufacturers in litigation involving several of their products and as regional counsel for many others. He represented some of those same manufacturers in Average Wholesale Pricing litigation in several states. He has also served as regional counsel for a well-known insurance company in its life, disability and ERISA litigation.In addition to his litigation practice, Steve has served as mediator and arbitrator in a variety of matters and has developed a niche practice representing more than 60 homeowner associations in virtually all aspects of their operations and formation. He also served as lead counsel for the shoreline management group of Alabama’s largest public utility for more than 30 years and has tried numerous eminent domain cases to juries across the state.

Location

  • 420 Twentieth Street North, Suite 1100
    Birmingham, AL 35203

Education

  • Samford University , J.D., graduated 1979
  • University of Alabama, B.S., graduated 1975

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, AL

Affiliations

  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association - Member
  • Alabama State Bar - Long Range Strategic Plan Force (2016-2017); Community Education Committee (2004)
  • Alabama Supreme Court - Alabama Pattern Jury Instruction Committee: Civil (2016-present)
  • American Bar Association - Vice Chairman and Newsletter Editor, Product Liability Committee of the Tort & Insurance Practice Section (1983-1985)
  • Birmingham Bar Association - President (2015); President-Elect (2014); Secretary -Treasurer (2010-2011); Chair, Judicial Liasion Committee (2014); Chair, Grievance Committee (2001); Chair, Law Day Committee (1985)
  • Birmingham Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program - Board of Directors (2014)
  • Christian Legal Society - State Membership Director (1996-2000); President, Christiaan Legal Society of Alabama (1995)
  • Cumberland School of Law - Adjunct Skills Instructor (2014, 2015)
  • Cumberland School of Law Advisory Board - Member (2012 - present)
  • Defense Research Institute - Chair, Products Liability Committee Aviation and Aerospace Specialty Law Group (2015-2017); Member, Drug and Medical Device Committe
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Drug and Medical Device Section; Product Liability Section; Life, Health and Disability Section; Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Section - Member
  • US District Court for the Northern District - Chair, Grievance Committee (2017, 2020)

Court Admissions

  • US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • US District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • US District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
  • US Supreme Court

Jones Walker LLP
Headquarters: New Orleans, Louisiana

130 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

31 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

Full Firm Profile

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Land Use and Zoning Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Land Use and Zoning Law, Birmingham (2022)
  • Land Use and Zoning Law, Birmingham (2020)
  • Land Use and Zoning Law, Birmingham (2017)
  • Land Use and Zoning Law, Birmingham (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Special Focus

  • Aviation Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Electrical
  • Environmental
  • Insurance
  • Product Liability
  • Toxic Tort
  • Wrongful Death

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