Guest Speaker: David Casey P’13 – Law, Medicine, the NFL & Citizens’ Rights

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: CMC – Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum

DavidCaseyDavid S. Casey, Jr. P’13 is the senior partner in Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield, LLP, a California law firm. He began his career as a prosecutor and has handled more than 70 jury trials. Casey is a past president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Western Trial Lawyers Association, and the San Diego Trial Lawyers Association. He has been featured on the cover of Superlawyers as one of San Diego’s top lawyers in his field. In five different years, Casey has been named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California by the Los Angeles Daily Journal.

Casey also has been inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the International Society of Barristers. He is listed in Best Lawyers of America and is rated by Martindale-Hubbell as a premier lawyer. In 2002, Casey was recognized by the San Diego County Bar Association as the Lawyer Of The Year. In 2004, he received the highly-coveted Broderick Award for civility, integrity and professionalism in the legal profession. He has been honored with the distinguished Arthur Hughes Award by the University of San Diego Law School for his accomplishments. Moreover, the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego created the David S. Casey, Jr. Award in his honor (a Perpetual Award), recognizing consumer advocacy and leadership. In 2009, Casey was recognized by the American Bar Association with its “Pursuit of Justice Award” and also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Consumer Watchdog, a public interest advocacy group.

At the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Casey played a lead role in the development of the Victims Fund for those who suffered from 9/11 in both its implementation and effectuation. He represented Gray Davis, former Governor of California, in the tobacco litigation. Casey has represented American POWs in litigation for having been treated as slave laborers during World War II and his firm was co-counsel in the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill litigation. He also represented Honda dealers in one of the most massive fraud schemes on Honda dealers in the history of the United States. Casey currently is the State Chair for Senator Diane Feinstein for Federal Judicial and U.S. Attorney Appointments.

The topic of Mr. Casey’s presentation will be the “Intersection of the Law, Medicine and the NFL: Addressing Head Injuries and Their Implication on the Future of Sports.”

Athenaeum luncheon in the Parents Dining Room from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Roundtable discussion about the law and protecting citizens’ rights: 2:15 – 3 p.m. at the Athenaeum