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September 28, 2011 Press Releases

SAN DIEGO, Calif. —  A trio of longtime  Casey Gerry partners — Frederick Schenk, Gayle M. Blatt and Robert J. Francavilla  — will be honored as “Outstanding Trial Lawyers” by the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (CASD), during  a special “Evening with the Trial Stars” dinner at the U.S. Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego,  5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, 2011.

Every year, CASD, a local organization of trial lawyers dedicated to preserving and protecting the legal rights of consumers, celebrates the accomplishments of San Diego attorneys who have obtained outstanding results for their clients.

According to firm senior partner David S. Casey, Jr., whose father David Casey, Sr. founded CASD in 1960, the Casey Gerry attorneys will be honored for their efforts on two separate cases:

Frederick Schenk, for Church v. Marshall’s Department Store. Schenk obtained more than $300,000 for his client, Silvia Church, following injuries she suffered after a serious fall at the Marshalls Department Store in Chula Vista.

Robert J. Francavilla & Gayle M. Blatt, for Finley v. Club One, Inc. Francavilla and Blatt obtained $1.8 million for their client, David Finley, after he fell and suffered serious injuries while playing basketball at Club One, a fitness facility in Carmel Mountain Ranch.

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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 12 attorneys practice in numerous areas, including asbestos, serious personal injury, product liability and pharmaceutical litigation. Located in the Banker’s Hill neighborhood of San Diego, the firm also has a satellite office in Carlsbad, Calif. For more information, call (619) 238-1811 or visit