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San Diego attorney elected to executive board of ATLA

August 22, 2001 Press Releases

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. — David S. Casey, Jr. — a senior partner with Casey Gerry Reed & Schenk — has been elected vice president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), a non-profit association for legal professionals headquartered in Washington D.C.

Casey’s new position was announced at a recent ATLA convention in Montreal. He is the only San Diego attorney currently serving on the board.

Founded in 1946, ATLA was established to safeguard victim’s rights and strengthen the civil justice system through education and disclosure of information critical to the health and safety of the American public. As the world’s largest trial bar, ATLA is the preeminent organization advancing the mission of trial lawyers.

A third-generation attorney, Casey has spent more than 25 years practicing law. Specializing in serious personal injury, wrongful death and business and consumer fraud cases, he has long been recognized as a top lawyer in his field, and has obtained successful verdicts and settlements for dozens of high profile cases.

Casey has also garnered a number of professional awards, including more than 40 accolades from the Trial Bar Association and the “Outstanding Trial Lawyer” award from the San Diego Trial Lawyer’s Association (SDTLA). He is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (previously SDTLA), the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. In addition, he is past president of both the SDTLA and the Consumer Attorneys of California, and has also been inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and is a fellow of the International Academy of Barristers.

The native La Jollan received his bachelor’s degree from Trinity College and was awarded a law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. In 1974, he joined what is now Casey Gerry Reed & Schenk, a law firm his father founded 50 years ago.

Established in 1947, Casey Gerry Reed & Schenk is the oldest plaintiffs’ law firm in San Diego. The firm’s eleven attorneys practice in numerous areas, including personal injury, business torts, medical malpractice, asbestos litigation, maritime law, class action and products liability. The firm is located at 110 Laurel Street in the Banker’s Hill neighborhood of San Diego.