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October 20, 2008 Press Releases

Consumer Attorney of the Year to be Announced Nov. 8 in San Francisco

SAN DIEGO, Calif. Three attorneys with San Diego-based Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield, LLP  — Robert J. Francavilla, Thomas  Luneau and Jeremy K. Robinson — have been named finalists for this year’s Consumer Attorneys of California’s “Consumer Attorney of the Year” award, to be announced Nov. 8 at the CAOC Annual Installation and Awards Dinner at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.

Each year, the Consumer Attorney of the Year Award honors a plaintiff’s lawyer who has achieved a significant result in one exceptional case which has improved the lives of consumers and/or changed consumer law for the better.

The Casey Gerry trio is being considered for the award based on a lawsuit they handled against commercial products manufacturing giant Ingersoll Rand. The firm’s client, a welder, was seriously injured on a piece of industrial equipment manufactured by the defendant.  A judge concurred that the product was clearly defective, awarding Casey Gerry’s client a significant sum. Due to the persistence of Francavilla, Luneau and Robinson, the worker received his award last year, following six years of delays.

“In light of the judge’s decision, it is our hope that the defendant will take steps to correct the safety problem on its other machines, so nobody else will be seriously injured,” said Francavilla, a Casey Gerry partner and the lead attorney on the case.

CAOC is an organization of more than 3,000 attorneys who represent plaintiffs/consumers seeking responsibility from wrongdoers. Its mission is to seek justice for all, preserve the right to trial by jury for consumers and uphold the honor and dignity of the legal profession and the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity.

About Casey Gerry

Celebrating more than 60 years in San Diego, Casey Gerry was established in 1947, and is the oldest plaintiffs’ law firm in San Diego.  The firm’s 11 attorneys practice in numerous areas, including asbestos, personal injury, product liability and pharmaceutical litigation. Headquartered at 110 Laurel St. in the Banker’s Hill neighborhood of San Diego, the firm recently completed an extensive $3 million renovation of its longtime offices and also has offices in Carlsbad, Calif.