David Casey, Jr.

Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield, LLP
110 Laurel St
San Diego, CA 92101
619-238-1811
www.caseygerry.com


Our firm has recovered billions of dollars on behalf of clients since 1947,” says managing partner David S. Casey, Jr. “We believe our obligation is to treat every client with the highest respect and do our very best for them. It is an honor to represent and support an individual whose life has been severely impacted, and we treat this responsibility very seriously.”

A third-generation attorney, he joined his late father David S. Casey Sr.’s firm in 1976 after working as a prosecutor for the San Diego City Attorney’s office. With dozens of high-profile verdicts and settlements achieved over a 43-year legal career, he is well on his way to attaining his father’s – who tried more than 700 jury trials – legendary status.

David leads the firm in obtaining multi-million dollar results each year in a complex range of cases such as the Volkswagen Emissions scandal in which David was appointed to the national Plaintiff’s Steering Committee overseeing litigation. The case was resolved for $14.7 billion, one of the biggest corporate settlements in history.

In the Chrysler Dodge-Jeep Ecodiesel® Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation, David was appointed by the federal court to serve on the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee. The case was resolved for $300 million.

David has been lauded with more than 90 professional awards including a perpetual award in his honor, the “David S. Casey, Jr. Consumer Advocate Award” from the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego. He has been inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the International Society of Barristers. In 2019 alone, David received the 2019 Hughes McClenahan award for civility in the practice of law from the San Diego chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), he was the recipient of the University of San Diego 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award, recognized as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California 2016-2019, one of the Top 10 Lawyers in San Diego, and more.

He is the past president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (now American Association for Justice) – the world’s largest trial bar, the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Western Trial Lawyers Association, and the San Diego Trial Lawyers Association.

Since 2008, he has served as state chair for Senator Dianne Feinstein’s judicial selection committee, maintaining a steadfast volunteer commitment to finding the most qualified judicial candidates for the federal bench in California. Prior to his appointment as state chair, David served on the local San Diego judicial selection committee for 16 years.

A native of La Jolla, he enjoys traveling with his wife Lisa and two grown children, as well as a good game of tennis.

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Automobile Accidents
Aviation Litigation
Bicycle Accidents
Burn Injury
Construction Negligence
Dog Bites
Head/Brain Injury
Maritime Litigation
Motorcycle Accidents
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Sexual Assault
Slip Trip and Fall
Spinal Cord Injury
Trucking Accidents
Wrongful Death

FEATURED CASES
Injured Physician Awarded More than $7 Million Following Wheelchair Incident
Severely Injured Cyclist Compensated
Asiana Airlines Flight 214 Crashes Upon Approach into San Francisco International Airport
Boating Accident Results in Tragedy; Victims Compensated

AWARDS
Master – Wallace Inn Court – Inducted September 2020
Avvo Top-Rated Attorney 2020
Best Lawyers 2021
Daily Journal Top Plaintiff Lawyer 2020
Super Lawyer 2020
Super Lawyers Top 10 2020
Lawdragon 2020
Best Lawyers 2020
Daily Journal Top Plaintiff Lawyer 2020
2019 Hughes McClenahan award by American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
University of San Diego 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award
2019 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers
2015-2019 The Daily Journal’s Top Plaintiff Lawyers
2007-2019 San Diego Super Lawyers
2018-2019 Top 10 San Diego Super Lawyers
2009 – 2011 and 2013 – 2017 Top 50 San Diego Super Lawyers
2018 – The Daily Transcript’s Top Influential Leaders
2016-2018 The Daily Journal “100 Leading Lawyers in Calif.”
2018 Witkin Award for Excellence
2018 California Lawyer of the Year (CLAY) Award
2016 Consumer Attorneys of San Diego Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame
2015 Legends of the Bar, San Diego County Bar Association
2014 American Association for Justice/New Lawyers Division Defender of Justice Award
2009 American Bar Association’s Pursuit of Justice Award
2009 Consumer Watchdog’s Lifetime Legal Achievement Award
2005 and 2014 Presidential Award of Merit, Consumer Attorneys of California
Consumer Attorneys of San Diego created the David S. Casey, Jr. Award in his honor (a Perpetual Award), recognizing consumer advocacy and leadership
2004 Daniel T. Broderick III Award for Civility, Integrity, Professionalism
2004 Daniel T. Broderick III Award for Civility, Integrity, Professionalism
2002 Legal Professional of the Year, San Diego County Bar Association
2002 Peacemaker Award, San Diego Mediation Center

AFFILATIONS
Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Past President, 2003-2004, Member of Board of Governors and Executive Committee 1983-2004 (now American Association for Justice)
United States District Court, Southern District, Lawyer Representative, 2016-present
The Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society, Board Member, 2017-present
American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
Public Justice Foundation, Lifetime Member
San Diego Judicial Appointments Committee for State Courts, Chair, 1999-2001
Western Trial Lawyers Association, Past President
Consumer Attorneys of California, Past President
San Diego Trial Lawyers Association, Past President (now Consumer Attorneys of San Diego)
American Association for Justice, Member
International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Board of Directors
International Society of Barristers, Member
International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Board of Directors
Fiat Chrysler Eco Diesel Litigation Plaintiffs Steering Committee, Member

IN THE NEWS
David S. Casey, Jr. Recognized By The Daily Transcript
Volkswagen and Audi 2.0-Liter Emissions Settlement Provides Substantial Compensation to Owners and Lessees, Removes Polluting Vehicles from Road, and Remediates Environmental Damage
Class Action Filed Against Yahoo
Parachute Product Defect Case Following Death Of Navy Seal
David S. Casey, Jr. named among California’s Top Plaintiff’s Lawyers
Gwynn Tobacco Lawsuit Story on GMA
Family of Baseball Legend Files Lawsuit
Tobacco Company Sued by Gwynn Family
Agreement in Principle reached in Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” (Emissions Defeat Device)
Lawsuit filed following Santa Barbara County plane crash
National Steering Committee Will Oversee Litigation Against Volkswagen
Family of Qualcomm exec killed in mid-air collision files suit
Family of Child Injured on Carlsbad State Beach Following Plane Crash Files Suit
CaseyGerry Attorneys Only San Diegans on Daily Journal’s Top 25 Plaintiff Lawyers List
Mitsubishi Apologizes for WWll Slave Labor
CaseyGerry Partners Lauded
Panel Examines Future of Football
CaseyGerry Attorneys Featured in Super Lawyers
Preparation Pays
CaseyGerry Recognized in Best Lawyers
David S. Casey Jr. Named Top Attorney
Firm Partner Named to Board of International Academy
League of Denial – Frontline Reveals Hidden Story
A Powerhouse Battle
San Diego firm specializes in serious personal injury, traumatic head injury cases
Recession causes permanent shifts in legal firms’ practices
CaseyGerry to help litigate case against NFL
San Diego Lawyer Recipient of Pursuit of Justice Award
Attorney David Casey Jr honored by ALAC for his work to promote clean air, lung health

SELECT CASES
Injured Physician Awarded More than $7 Million Following Wheelchair Incident
Severely Injured Cyclist Compensated
Asiana Airlines Flight 214 Crashes Upon Approach into San Francisco International Airport
Boating Accident Results in Tragedy; Victims Compensated
Reno Air Crash Victims Awarded
Historic 9/11 Pro Bono Effort
Historic Role in Exxon Valdez Case
Taking on Big Tobacco
Largest Commercial Bribery Case Settles