SAN DIEGO (October 11, 2011) Casey Gerry – San Diego’s oldest plaintiff’s law firm — has expanded its pharmaceutical and medical device litigation practice team with the addition of new associate Patti Zlaket.
Zlaket, who concentrates her practice on personal injury, medical device and pharmaceutical products liability, will work closely with firm partners Wendy M. Behan and Gayle M. Blatt in representing clients against the manufacturers of Actos, Fosamax, Topamax (birth defects), Darvon/Darvocet, defective hip and knee implants and defective pain pumps.
“Patti is a talented personal injury attorney and we are thrilled that she will also join our pharmaceutical and medical device litigation team, which has a successful track record in national litigation against the makers of dangerous medical products and medications,” said senior partner David S. Casey, Jr. “She will play an important role as we continue to concentrate on growing this practice.”
Zlaket, who has worked for Casey Gerry since 2009, graduated cum laude from California Western School of Law in 2008, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in theater from the University of Southern California. She is a member of Lawyers Club San Diego, the State Bar of California, the American Association for Justice, the San Diego County Bar Association and the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego.
Prior to joining the firm, Zlaket had a successful career in music production and performance, and still performs regularly around San Diego at venues such as Humphrey’s Backstage Lounge. She also added “stand-up comedy” to her résumé last year, when she won the LAF-Off (Lawyers are Funny) fundraiser which benefits the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program. Since then, she has taken her act on the road, performing for organizations such as American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Lawyers Club San Diego and San Diego Volunteer Lawyers.
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, 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 www.caseygerry.com.