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Eight CaseyGerry Attorneys Featured in Best Lawyers

August 19, 2019 Press Releases

Eight CaseyGerry Attorneys Featured in Best Lawyers

Seven Firm Partners and Of Counsel Attorney Recognized

SAN DIEGO (Aug. 19, 2019) – Eight CaseyGerry attorneys – Gayle M. Blatt, David S. Casey, Jr., Scott Cummins, Robert J. Francavilla, Thomas D. Luneau, Thomas D. Penfield, Jeremy K. Robinson  and Frederick Schenk – are featured in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in, the most respected peer-reviewed publication in the legal profession.

This marks  the 14th consecutive year Casey and Schenk have been featured in Best Lawyers, the eleventh year for Francavilla, the tenth year for Penfield, the ninth year for Blatt and the fifth year Luneau has been recognized. This is the first year for both Cummins and Robinson.

Because of the exacting methodology involved, the annual ranking is regarded as the industry’s definitive guide to legal excellence. For more than three decades,Best Lawyers has been an essential 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:

Gayle M. Blatt, partner– listed 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., managing partner  – 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.

Scott Cummins, of counsel – listed under aviation law. Cummins is an experienced product liability and insurance bad faith attorney who has handled multi-million cases against aircraft and product manufacturers.

Robert J. Francavilla, partner  – listed 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, partner – 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 D. Penfield, partner – listed under plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation section. Penfield has significant experience in serious personal injury, products liability, class actions and civil litigation.

Jeremy K. Robinson, partner – listed under appellate practice. Robinson chairs CaseyGerry’s Motion and Appellate Practice, working with firm attorneys on key legal issues, motions, civil writs and appeals.

Frederick Schenk, partner – 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.

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About CaseyGerry

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. For more information, visit


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