SAN DIEGO – CaseyGerry partner David S. Casey Jr. has been recognized as among California’s “Top 30 Plaintiff’s Lawyers” for 2019 by The Daily Journal – California’s leading legal publication. He is the only San Diego attorney to be featured.
In this annual list of the state’s top plaintiff lawyers, The Journal honors leading lawyers bringing single cases and multi-party actions – acknowledging their involvement in key cases making an important difference in California and beyond.
Casey Jr., known for taking on high profile, complex cases, was lauded by The Journal for his recent Witkin Award for Excellence in the Practice of Law, bestowed for his work related to raising awareness about football head injuries and concussion safety. These issues arose while he represented the family of deceased NFL hero Junior Seau, a case in which he achieved a confidential settlement. In addition, he represented the family of baseball legend Tony Gwynn – the Padres player who died of salivary gland cancer following a lifetime addiction to smokeless tobacco – in a case against U.S. Tobacco which also settled for a confidential amount. Additionally, Casey Jr. served on the plaintiffs’ steering committee for the Fiat Chrysler Jeep Dodge diesel emissions fraud litigation, helping to achieve a $307 million settlement. And as liaison counsel, he helped achieve a $390 million settlement with Wells Fargo in 2019 over insurance marketing.
A past president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (now the American Association for Justice), Casey Jr. has received more than 80 professional awards throughout his career, including a perpetual award in his honor, the “David S. Casey, Jr. Consumer Advocate Award” from the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego and the “Pursuit of Justice” award from the American Bar Association. Recently, he received the Witkin Award, was inducted into the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego’s “Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame” and was honored with a California Lawyer of the Year Award (CLAY) award for his work on the national VW Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) overseeing litigation targeting Volkswagen.
Headquartered at 110 Laurel St. in the Banker’s Hill neighborhood of San Diego, CaseyGerry was established in 1947 and is the oldest plaintiffs’ law firm in San Diego. The firm’s attorneys practice in numerous areas, including serious personal injury, automobile, maritime, trucking, aviation, product liability, sexual abuse, and consumer class actions.