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Managing partner David S. Casey, Jr. derives great inspiration from his late father, David Casey, Sr., a highly respected trial lawyer who founded the firm in 1947. “He really inspired me to follow in his footsteps,” Casey says.

A third generation attorney, Casey joined his father’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 35-year legal career, Casey is well on his way to attaining his father’s – who tried more than 700 jury trials – legendary status. Specializing in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases, Casey, Jr. obtains numerous seven figure results each year for personal injury clients, and also represented former Governor of California Gray Davis in successful tobacco litigation, helping to achieve a recovery of $25 billion for the State of California.

Casey is past president of The American Association of Trial Lawyers (now AAJ) – the world’s largest trial bar –and has been lauded with more then 60 professional awards, including a perpetual award in his honor, the "David S. Casey, Jr. Consumer Advocate Award" from the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego. His biggest accomplishment to date, he says, was his role in helping to create the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund mandated by the U.S. Congress, which set in place Trial Lawyers Care, the largest pro bono program in the history of American jurisprudence. That program has resulted in the compensation of several billion dollars for thousands who lost loved ones on 9/11. “I am very proud to have been closely involved in the creation and implementation of this fund, which made an important difference in the lives of many.”

A native La Jollan, Casey enjoys traveling with his wife Lisa and two grown children –  as well as a good game of tennis – in his off time.

“When I think of our individual clients, my challenge to my partners is to
do the very best job we can for each of them. And I believe we do.” – David S. Casey, Jr.

Education

Smith College
Trinity College, B.A., 1971
University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 1974

Affiliations

Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Past President

Western Trial Lawyers Association, Past President

Consumer Attorneys of California, Past President

San Diego Trial Lawyers Association, Past President

American Association for Justice, Member

International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member

International Society of Barristers, Member

International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Board of Directors