David S. Casey Jr., senior partner with San Diego based-CaseyGerry, was recently appointed to serve on the board of directors of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a group of trial lawyers representing both sides of the bar: prosecutors and defense lawyers in criminal cases, and plaintiffs’ and defense counsel in civil litigation.
Casey Jr. has been a fellow of the Academy – which limits membership to 500 fellows from the United States – since 1999. Fellowship is by invitation only and follows an extremely careful vetting process that includes inquiries of both judges and other trial lawyers of high standing.
According to its website, the Academy seeks out, identifies, acknowledges and honors those who have achieved a career of excellence through demonstrated skill and ability in jury trials, trials before the court and appellate practice. Members are engaged in civil practice on both the plaintiff’s and the defendant’s side of the courtroom and the trials of criminal cases.
Specializing in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases, Casey Jr. has spent more than 35 years practicing law in San Diego. He is past president of the American Association of Trial Lawyers (now known as the American Association for Justice), and has been lauded with more than 60 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.