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August 19, 2009 Press Releases

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Casey Gerry partners David S. Casey Jr., Robert J. Francavilla and Frederick Schenk will be featured in the 16th edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

The attorneys will appear in the 2010 edition of this prestigious annual referral guide — to be published in the Fall of 2009 —  which includes nearly 40,000 attorneys in 80 specialties and covers all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Lawyers were selected for inclusion based on an exhaustive peer-review process  — which this year totaled more than 2.8 million detailed evaluations.

“Recognition in Best Lawyers is a true honor, as it is conferred on an attorney by his or her peers, and evaluations come from some of the top attorneys in the country,” said Casey, the firm’s senior partner.

The Casey Gerry partners included in the publication each have extensive expertise in all aspects of consumer law:

– Casey, a native La Jollan, is listed in the personal injury litigation section, and specializes in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases — obtaining successful verdicts and settlements for dozens of high profile cases.

– Carmel Valley resident Robert J. Francavilla is listed in the product liability litigation section. With a practice concentrating on serious personal injury and products liability, Francavilla has attained multi-million dollar results in cases dealing with highway design, automobile accidents and product and premises liability.

– Frederick Schenk, also a resident of Carmel Valley, is listed in the mass tort litigation category. Schenk has extensive experience in products liability, personal injury and pharmaceuticals, and is especially renowned for his successful work in asbestos litigation.

About Best Lawyers

Each year, Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting extensive peer-review surveys in which thousands of top lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.  Because attorneys do not pay a fee for the listing, Best Lawyers has received numerous accolades over the years and gained respect as the country’s most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. In addition to the print version, The Best Lawyers in America  will be posted online at