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Seven CaseyGerry Partners Recognized in Best Lawyers

August 20, 2018 Press Releases

SAN DIEGO (August 20, 2018) – Seven CaseyGerry partners – Wendy M. Behan, Gayle M. Blatt, David S. Casey, Jr., Robert J. Francavilla, Thomas D. Luneau, Thomas D. Penfield and Frederick Schenk – are featured in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America,, the oldest and most respected peer-reviewed publication in the legal profession.

This marks the fourth year that seven CaseyGerry partners are featured in this prestigious national ranking. This is the 13th consecutive year Casey and Schenk have been featured, the tenth year for Francavilla, the ninth year for Penfield, the eighth year for Blatt and the fourth year Behan and Luneau have been recognized.

Because of the exacting methodology involved, the annual ranking is regarded as the industry’s 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.

The CaseyGerry partners included in the publication each have extensive experience in all aspects of consumer law:

Wendy M. Behan – listed under mass tort litigation and class actions. Behan is a key member of the firm’s complex litigation team and concentrates her practice on pharmaceutical/medical device, product liability, class action and serious personal injury litigation.

Gayle M. Blattlisted under plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation. Blatt heads up the firm’s complex litigation practice, focusing on product liability, class actions, pharmaceutical/medical device and serious personal injury litigation.

David S. Casey, Jr. listed under plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation. Casey Jr. specializes in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. Over three decades he has obtained successful verdicts and settlements in many high profile cases, winning multiple professional and community awards.

Robert J. Francavillalisted in two sections: plaintiffs’ product liability litigation and plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation. With a practice concentrating on serious personal injury/head injury and products liability, Francavilla has recovered millions of dollars in high profile results.

Thomas D. Luneau – listed under plaintiffs’ personal Injury litigation, Luneau focuses his practice primarily on personal injury cases, including automobile accidents, truck accidents – big rig collisions, interstate trucking cases and commercial trucks – and construction injuries.

Thomas Penfield listed under plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation section, Penfield has significant experience in serious personal injury, products liability, class actions and civil litigation.

Frederick Schenk – listed in the plaintiffs’ mass tort litigation/class action category. He has extensive experience in products liability, serious personal injury, premises liability, auto accident and asbestos litigation.

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 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 CaseyGerry

Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, Casey Gerry was established in 1947, and is the oldest plaintiffs’ law firm in San Diego. The firm’s 16 attorneys practice in numerous areas, including serious personal injury, product liability, pharmaceutical, mass tort, aviation and class action litigation. Headquartered at 110 Laurel St. in the Banker’s Hill neighborhood of San Diego, the firm also has an office in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Calif.


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