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October 2, 2012 Press Releases

Five CaseyGerry partners – Gayle M. Blatt, David S. Casey, Jr., Robert J. Francavilla, Thomas D. Penfield and Frederick Schenk – are featured in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a prestigious national ranking of attorneys selected through an exhaustive annual peer-review process.

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. This marks the seventh consecutive year Casey and Schenk have been featured, the fifth year for Francavilla, the third year for Penfield, and the second year Blatt has been recognized.

This 19th annual edition features more than 50,000 attorneys in 128 legal practice areas and covers all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  Lawyers were selected for inclusion by fellow attorneys – this year’s peer review process totaled more than 4.3 million detailed evaluations.

Because of the rigorous methodology involved, the annual ranking is regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. For three decades, Best Lawyers has become a resource for both lawyers and clients looking for top legal talent in unfamiliar practice areas or jurisdictions. “Virtually everyone needs a lawyer for a legal matter at some time in his or her life,” said Best Lawyers Editor Steven Naifeh. “Lawyers are also constantly being asked to recommend other lawyers in other fields and other places, and we are proud that the country’s leading lawyers have been using our referral lists with confidence for thirty years.”

About Best Lawyers

Since 1983, Best Lawyers has compiled 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, Best Lawyers in America is posted online at

About Casey Gerry

CaseyGerry was established in 1947, and is the oldest plaintiffs’ law firm in San Diego. The firm’s 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 also has a satellite office in Carlsbad, Calif. For more information, call (619) 238-1811 or visit the website at