Carmel Valley resident, CaseyGerry partner, makes Daily Journal’s Top Plaintiff Attorney list


Robert J. Francavilla of Carmel Valley, a CaseyGerry partner, has been named among California’s Top 25 Plaintiff’s Lawyers by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal — the leading daily California legal publication.

CaseyGerry partner David S. Casey Jr. was also among those recognized.

In this inaugural list of the state’s top plaintiff lawyers, the Daily Journal honored top lawyers bringing single cases and multi-party actions in antitrust, labor and employment, environment, personal injury, privacy and data security, product defect and securities and financial fraud.

“We could have honored more, but in our opinion, these are the ones who consistently force broad change in the law, industry, and society. As you read about these men and women, there is a common thread — and it doesn’t have dollar signs; they truly care about having an impact,” the Daily Journal editor staff said in introducing the honorees.

CaseyGerry is one of a handful of firms to have two attorneys honored — and Casey and Francavilla are the only San Diego attorneys on the list.

Both Francavilla and Casey are known for taking on high-profile, complex cases and concentrate their practices on serious personal injury and wrongful death cases.

Francavilla has been involved in numerous high-profile cases — including a recent $5.4 million verdict against the U.S. government, in a case involving a motorcyclist who was seriously injured in a collision caused by a Border Patrol agent.

Casey Jr. is a past president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and has received more than 60 awards throughout his career, including the “Pursuit of Justice” award from the American Bar Association and a Lifetime Achievement Award from Consumer Watchdog. He has helped obtain dozens of multimillion-dollar results for clients in a complex range of cases that relate to aviation, maritime, premises liability, faulty equipment, government tort claims, complex motorcycle accidents, trucking and automobile crashes.