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June 10, 2013 Press Releases

David S. Casey, Jr. Named One of Top 50 Attorneys; Gayle M. Blatt Recognized as one of Top 25 Female Attorneys

SAN DIEGO (June 10, 2013) – Six CaseyGerry partners – David S. Casey, Jr.Gayle M. Blatt, Robert J. Francavilla, Thomas D. Luneau, Thomas D. Penfield and Frederick Schenk – have been recognized in Super Lawyers magazine, the nation’s leading annual legal services directory for consumers, in its prestigious annual ranking of attorneys. Additionally, senior partner David S. Casey, Jr. was ranked among the Top 50 San Diego Attorneys, and partner Gayle M. Blatt named one of the Top 25 Female Attorneys in San Diego.

In a ranking that spotlights the top five percent of all San Diego attorneys, the CaseyGerry partners are featured in San Diego Super Lawyers 2013 magazine.

According to Super Lawyers senior associate publisher June Ford, the vetted and rigorous selection process brings visibility to attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Each year, Super Lawyers ranks the top attorneys in San Diego, as well as other select regions throughout the United States. The listing includes lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. Attorneys selected are chosen by their peers through a process which includes extensive polling, peer evaluations and independent, third party research.

Meeting Super Lawyers’ rigorous standards, the six CaseyGerry partners have considerable expertise in all aspects of consumer law:

One of the few San Diego litigators to specialize in pharmaceutical cases, Gayle M. Blatt concentrates her practice on personal injury and product liability litigation. She is a past president of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (CASD).

A past president of the American Association for Justice, David S. Casey, Jr. is a third generation attorney specializing in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. The recipient of numerous awards and honors, he is a member of many prestigious organizations, among them  the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), The International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers.

Concentrating on all aspects of serious personal injury and wrongful death, Robert J. Francavilla has obtained more than $22 million in recent results, specializing in serious head injury, automobile accident and premises liability cases. A member of ABOTA, he is a past president of CASD.

Earning numerous multi-million verdicts and settlements for a range of clients, Thomas D. Luneau focuses his practice on personal injury, products liability and civil rights and has extensive experience with a full gamut of cases, including trucking cases and Rhino ATV roll-overs.

Specializing in personal injury, products liability, class actions and civil litigation, Thomas D. Penfield is past president of the Bar Association of North San Diego County. He is an adjunct professor at University of San Diego (USD) School of Law.

Frederick Schenk specializes in asbestos litigation, products and premises liability. He is currently vice president of the Board of Directors, 22nd District Agricultural Association (San Diego County Fair Board), a past president of CASD and a member of ABOTA.

About Super Lawyers

A publication of Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers magazine can be found in all 50 states. With an objective to create a comprehensive list that is useful to consumers of legal services, its listings range from small town lawyers in boutique firms to big city attorneys at large corporate law offices, as well as legal aid attorneys, prosecutors and in-house counsel. For more information, visit

About CaseyGerry

San Diego’s oldest plaintiff’s law firm, CaseyGerry was founded in 1947, and since then has worked to help recover hundreds of millions of dollars for families and individuals who have suffered serious injury or lost loved ones. The firm’s 13 attorneys practice in numerous areas, including asbestos, serious personal injury, product liability and pharmaceutical litigation.

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