David S. Casey, Jr.

David S. Casey, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in San Diego, CA

Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield, LLP
 | 110 Laurel Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-238-1811
Fax: 619-544-9232
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile
Specializing in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases, David S. Casey, Jr. has received numerous awards and obtained successful verdicts and settlements for dozens of  high profile cases.In 2009, Casey, Jr. was honored with a trio of accolades:  the “Pursuit of Justice” award from the American Bar Association; Consumer Watchdog's Lifetime Legal Achievement Award and recognition as one of the “Top 100 Attorneys” in California by the Daily Journal. He was  also appointed by Senator Dianne Feinstein to chair four bi-partisan advisory committees in California, and has played a key role in vetting federal judges,  U.S. attorneys and U.S. marshals for President Obama. In addition, Casey is a past president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (now known as the American Association for Justice).  Under his direction, AAJ created Trial Lawyers Care  -- providing pro bono legal services to the families of the victim of 9/11 - the largest pro bono project in American history.

Certificates and Credentials

About David Casey, Jr.

Admitted: 1974, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.caseygerry.com/our-team/david-s-casey-jr

Honors/Awards:

  • Recipient of the Defender of Justice Award by the New Lawyers Division of the American Associaton for Justice., Defender of Justice Award, AAJ New Lawyers Division, 2014
  • Named one of the Daily Journal's Top 100 Lawyers in California., 2009
  • Selected by peers to be included in The Best Lawyers of America., 2009
  • Selected by peers to be included in The Best Lawyers of America., 2008
  • Honored by The Consumer Attorneys of San Diego and the CASD Foundation with "The David S. Casey, Jr. Consumer Advocate Award" in recognition of the execptional dedication to the cause of justice for all consumers and the preservation of the Trial Lawyers profession, August 22, 1997.
  • Recipient of a Service Award from the United States Southern District Court of California in recognition of his help and supporting the addition of five new Federal Judges, May 5, 2003.
  • Honored by the University of San Diego with the Arthur Hughes Career Achievement Award, May 5, 2003
  • Named as one of The Daily Journal's Top 100 Lawyers in California, October 2003
  • Named as one of Daily Journal's Top 100 Lawyers in California, October 2004
  • Named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California by the Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2005
  • Honored by Consumer Attorneys of California with "Presidental Award of Merit", in Recognition of his Outstanding Fund-raising efforts, November 1996.
  • Honored by the Consumer Attorneys of California with "Outstanding Achievement Award" in recognition of exceptional services, outstanding achievement and many contributuions on behalf of victims and consumers, November 16, 1996.
  • Honored by the State of California, Lieutentant Governor Gray Davis with a Resolution, commending him for his exceptional legal and humanitarian efforts on behalf of the people of California and the Nation, November 16, 1996. 
  • Honored by the State of California, Acting Governor Gray Davis with a Proclamation, commending him for his devotion to the Consumer Attorneys of California, a leading organization dedicated to the fostering excellence, and upholding the honor and dignity of the legal profession and the highest standard of ethical conduct and integrty, November 15, 1997.
  • Honored by the Consumer Attorneys of California with an award of appreciation in recognition for his tireless dedication to the achievement of the goals of CAOC and its battles to preserve the integrity of the civil justice system. November 15, 1997
  • Featured in a book pubished March 1999, Commitment to Justice, a history of the Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Honored with the 18th Annual Edward I. Pollock Award in recognition of his many years of Dedication , Outstanding Efforts and Effectiveness on behalf of the Causes and Ideals of the Consumer Attorneys of California, November 19, 1999
  • Recipient of ATLA's Wiedemann/Wysocki Award a citation of excellence, 2000
  • Honored by San Diego Magazine as one of the 50 San Diegans to Watch in 2002, January 25, 2002
  • Honored by the San Diego Mediation Center with the 2002 Peacemaker Award, March 22, 2002
  • Honored by San Diego County Bar Association with the Legal Professional of the Year Award, May 22, 2002
  • Recipient of ATLA's Wiedemann/Wysocki Award a citation of excellence, 2002
  • Named as one of The Daily Journal's Top 100 Lawyers in California, October 2002.
  • Honored by Consumer Attorneys of California with the Marvin E. Lewis Award in recognition of continuing guidance, loyalty and dedication, all of which have been an inspiration to his fellow Attorneys, November 16, 2002.
  • Recipient of ATLA's Wiedemann/Wysocki Award a citation of excellence Award, 2003
  • Honored by the State of California, Governor Gray Davis with a Proclamation, commending him for his devotion to protecting the rights of consumers and work to improve the lives of Californians, his professionalism in the field of law and his commitment to the principals of fairness and justice, July 23, 2003
  • Recipient of the 2004 Daniel T. Broderick Memorial Award for epitomizing the highest standard of Civility, Integrity and Professionalism during the 20th Annual Red Boudreau Dinner, October 8, 2004
  • Recipient of the 2005 Harry M. Philo Award for dedicating his career to safeguarding the rights of individuals Championing the American Civil Justice System and serving as a protector of the public good and for his commanding leadership and innovative vision at the highest levels of the Association, July 26, 2005.
  • Recipient of ATLA's Wiedemann/Wysocki Award a citation of excellence, 2005
  • Honored as an outstanding Attorney by his peers for the inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2006, August 29, 2005
  • Honored as 2005 Presidential Award of Merit by Consumer Attorneys of California in recognition of his help in making the organization stronger, the Civil Justice System fairer, and the world a better place. December 1, 2005
  • Featured as one of 500 leading plaintiff's lawyers in the United States by "Law Dragon" publication, January 2007.
  • Featured on the front cover of Super Lawyers Magazine as one of the leading lawyers in San Diego. May 2007
  • Recipient of Award in Appreciation for giving the keynote address at the 4th Annual Orrin G. Hatch Distinguished Trial Lawyer Lecture Series at the J. Reuben Clark Law School Brigham Young University, October 26, 2008
  • Honored by the American Lung Association at the 2008 "Evening in the Sky" gala for his contribution to protect the air quality in San Diego, April 5, 2008.
  • Honored by The American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section with the Pursuit of Justice Award. October 8, 2009
  • Receipent of the lifetime achievement award from statewide consumer advocacy group. Consumer Watchdog at the Rage for Jusitice Awards Dinner. September 26, 2009

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presentation, Real Opening Statements by the Masters and Real Closing Arguments by Top Trial Lawyers in California, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Palm Springs, October 25-27, 1996.
  • Panelist. Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. Access to Justice Symposium Roundtable - Damage Awards in Personal Injury Litigation, October 1, 2004
  • Basic Tort Course: "Deposition Techniques", California Trial Lawyers Association 26th Annual Convnetion, November 1987.
  • CEB Seminar, "Liens on Personal Injury Recoveries", August 1989.
  • San Diego County Bar Association/Rutter Group, "Handing Bodlily Injury Claims", Ocotber 12-14, 1989.
  • Lecturer, Utah Trial Lawyers Association, The Art of Story Telling: Opening Statement and Closing Argument, Salt Lake City, Utah, September 17, 1999.
  • Lecturer, "Trial Evidence Workshop: Basic Trial Issues and Clinic - Loss of Earnings", California Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, November 9, 1990
  • Liability Reform Act of 1987 - "Claims Statute - Immunity and Police Pursuit", December 10, 1987.
  • Seminar, "Litigation of Head Injury", Omni Hotel, San Diego, California, Neurocare Program, April 13, 1987.
  • CEB Seminar- "Preparing for taking and using depositions", May/June 1990-1992.
  • Civic Round Table,"Legistration in Sacramento", La Jolla, California, May 31, 1991
  • Lecturer, "Neuropsychological Testing in Mild Head Injury Cases", 26th Annual Tahoe Seminar, California Trial Lawyers Association, 1991.
  • Lecturer, "Proving Injuries Medical Proof of Mild Head Injuries", San Diego Trial Lawyers Association, 1991.
  • Presentation of Direct Testimony of the Neuropsychologist, California Trial Lawyers Association, November 1991.
  • Lecturer, "What;s New in Tort and Trial Practice", California Trial Lawyers Association and San Diego Trial Lawyers Associarion Program, February 1992.
  • Appearance, All American Talk Radio with John Elliott. Topic: Asbestos Legislation, August 12, 2003.
  • Appearance on KPBS Radio Show with Thomas Fudge. Topic: Use and Abuse of the Law, January 23, 2002
  • "Mastering Trial Strategies and Tactics", Western Trial Attorneys Association, Maui, Hawaii, Framing The Complaint, issues and Damages", May 18, 1992.
  • Lecturer and Article, "Providing Up the Mild Head Injury Claim From a Lawyers Perspective", Medical Center, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Seminar, San Diego Head Injury Foundation, October 9-10, 1992.
  • Lecturer, "Winning in the 90's: Tips, Tactics and Techniqies, Presenting the Evidence Effectively, The 10 Things Every Trail Attorneys Should Know", California Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convnetion, November 13, 1992.
  • Lecturer, "Alternative Dipute Resolution", Western Trial Lawyers Association, June 1993.
  • Lecturer, "Closed Head Injury", California Trial Lawyers Association, June 1993.
  • Lecturer, "Creatice Discovery in the Highway Design Case - Framing the Complaint, Issues and Damages". Western Trial Lawyers Association, June 1993.
  • Lecturer, "Governmental Torts: How to Transform a Miserable Deposition into an Effective Weapon at Trial". California Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, November 13, 1993.
  • Establishing Your Case Through the Defense Engineer", California Trial Lawyers Association 32nd Annual Convention, Novmber `3, 1993.
  • Speaker, USD - Reunion Seminar. "Lawyers Advertising", September 1994.
  • Lecturer, National Safty Council, "Transportation Litigation: How it really works", San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, Ocotber 25, 1994.
  • Lecturer, "Fundamentals of Civil Trial Practice", Continuing Education of the Bar, San Diego County Bar Association, October 28, 1994.
  • Debate, American Corporate Counsel Association, San Diego Chapter, Tort Reform Issues, March 9, 1995.
  • Publication, The Litigation Explosion: The Big Lie", Trial Bar News, Dicta, Forum, March 1995.
  • Lecturer-Article, "Avoiding Disaster at Trial", Consumer Attorneys of California, 30th Annual Tahoe Seminar, March 21 - April 2, 1995.
  • Debate, North County Bar Association, Is there a Litigation Explosion?, May 18, 1995.
  • Presentation, Chula Vista Rotary Club., "The Litigation Explosion", May 19, 1995.
  • Debate with Sherman Joyce, President of American Tort Reform Association, American Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL), "An Insiders Look at How Tort Reform Will Affect your Practice and your Client", October 2, 1995.
  • Appearance on KPRZ Radio with Mike Love, Topic: Tort Reform with Kendrick Jan, October 13, 1995
  • Appearance on Channel 39 KNSD with Clark Anthony, Topic: Gore v. BMW, October 14th, 1995.
  • Appearance on Southwestern and Cox Cable, Point counter Point Debate, Topic: Alliance Initiative with Peter Navarro, October 31, 1995.
  • Appearance on KFMB Radio, 760 a.m., "Bill Nimmo and the Law", November 5, 1995.
  • Lecturer, "Jury System Alternative Proposals and the Initiatives", Lyons Club, Novmber 7, 1995.
  • Presentation, "Myths of the Litigation Explosion and the Impact on the Jury Pool", CAOC Annual Convention in San Francisco, November 17, 1995.
  • Debate, Propositions 200, 201 and 202 with Mark Pullism, Attorney with Latham and Watkins and Ted Roth, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Alliance Pharaceutical Corp., with news anchor Cathy Clark at KUSI TV, March 12, 1996.
  • Presentation, CEB Seminar - Preparing for taking and using depositions, May 20,-22, 1996.
  • Presentation, "Current Politics in Tort Reform, both State and Nationally", WTLA Annual Seminar, June 20, 1996.
  • Presentation, "Handling the Rambo Litigator". 1996 ATLA Annual Convention, National College of Advocacy, Boston, July 28, 1996.
  • Presentation, The Trial Book - An effective Discovery and Trial Tool, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles Annual Convention, Las Vegas, October6, 1996.
  • Appearance on KSDO radio show "It's the Law" will Bill Nimmo, Topic: Tort Reform with Roger Parieck, December 21, 1996.
  • Presentation, The Art of Storytelling in Opening Statements and Closing Arguments, Consumer Attorneys of California's Annual Ski Seminar, Beaver Creek, Colorado, February 2, 1997
  • Publication, ATLA TRIAL Magazine: "Clinching the case before trial", June 1997 issue.
  • Presentation, panel discussion: Finding a Job in Today's Legal Market" , Association of Trial Lawyers of America 1997 Annual Convention, San Diego, California, July 19, 1997.
  • CEB Seminar - "Preparing for taking and using depositions". San Diego, California, November 5-6, 1997.
  • Presentation, "The Future of Auto Insurance Politics",  Center for Consumer Affairs, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Auto Accident Compensation Project Confernece, San Diego, December 15, 1997.
  • Presentation, "From the Classroom to the Courtroom: Trial Lawyer Techniques". "How to make the most out of Depositions", ATLA: Cal Western School of Law, January 22, 1998.
  • Lecturer, American Psychological Association Convention, Lawyer's Attitudes Regarding Patients and Therapists, San Francisco, California, August 15, 1998.
  • Presentation, Problem Solving by the Masters, Consumer Attorneys of California's 34th Annual Taheo Seminar, March 26, 1999.
  • Speaker, Symposium Japan and World War II, The Search for Justice, Whittier Law School, Whittier Law School Internationl Law Society, September 21, 1999.
  • Speaker, Consumer Attorneys of California Annual Convention, Shaping the Law and Pushing the Frontiers of Justice: The Retrospective on Our History and Look to our Future, November 18, 1999.
  • Speaker, Louisiana Trial Lawyers, Slave/Forced Labor Litigation: Illumination A Dark Corporate Past, 1999 Last Chance Seminar, Winning with the Masters, December 16, 1999.
  • Speaker, ATLA Annual Convnetion, Dedication to the Civil Justice System - A Call to Arms for the New Lawyer, Chicago, Illinois, July 20, 2000.
  • Panelist, Gartner E-Health Summit, Medical Errors Masterminds Panel, San Diego, California, April 2. 2001
  • Panelist, International Air Transportation Association Legal Symposium. Topic: War Risk and Terrorism Insurance, Phoenix, Arizona, February 5, 2002
  • Presenter, Melvin M. Belli Society Seminar. Topic: American POW's Litigation against Japanese companies which enslaved them. Atlanta, Georgia, July 19, 2002.
  • Speaker, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association 2003 Annual Convention - Perspectives on opening statement and the conduct of a Trial. Alexandria, Minnesota, August 15, 2003.
  • Speaker, Nevada Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention. Topic: National Political Picture, San Diego, California, October 3, 2002.
  • Speaker, Global Alliance 5th Biennial Confernece, Topic: Representing the greatest generation, San Diego , Caifornia, Novenber 1, 2002.
  • Key Note Speaker, Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 31, 2003
  • Speaker, New Jersey Trial Lawyers Association 2003 Boardwalk Seminar. Topic: Perspectives on opening statement and the conduct of a trial, April 24, 2003.
  • Speaker, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association 2003 Annual Convention, Perspectives on opening statement and the conduct of a trial, May 30, 2003
  • Key Note Speaker, West Virginia Trial Lawyers Annual Convention, Prespectives on opening statement and the conduct of a trial, June 6, 2003.
  • Speaker, Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Prespectives on opening statement and the conduct of trial, Mississippi, June 5, 2003
  • Key Note Speaker, Delaware Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Delaware, June 12, 2003.
  • Publication, Co-Author, Association of Trial Lawyers Litilating Tort Cases. Volume 1 Chapter 7: Removal to Federal Court, June 2003.
  • Speaker, Association of Trial Lawyers of America Annual Convention - Perspectives on opening statement and the conduct of a trial, San Francisco, California, July 19, 2003.
  • Presenter, Melvin M. Belli Society Seminar, American POW Litigation Update, San Francisco, California, July 18, 2003
  • Panelist, University of San Diego School of Law, Perspectives on Practice, August 22, 2003.
  • Key Note Speaker, Nevada Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, California, October 2, 2003
  • Remarks, South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Atlanra, Georgia, December 5, 2003.
  • Speaker, Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, National Assualt on the Civil Justice Systerm, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, June 9, 2004.
  • Remarks, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers Annual Convention, Sunset Beach, North Carolina, June 13, 2004
  • Speaker, Utah Trial Lawyers Annual Meeting, National Assault on the Civil Justice System, Salt Lake City, Utah, September 17, 2004.
  • Key Not Speaker: 4th Annual Orrin G. Hatch Distinguished Trial Lawyer Lecture Series, October 26, 2007

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Office Location for David S. Casey, Jr.

110 Laurel Street
San Diego, CA 92101

 

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