Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield, LLP

Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield, LLP
  • Established in 1947
  • Personal Injury and Civil Litigation since 1947
  • 4.9/5.0 (29)
    < 50% Recommended (3)

About this firm

Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield, LLP, founded in 1947, is one of the oldest personal injury trial firms in San Diego. Members of the firm were part of the trial team in the Exxon Valdez case, represented California Governor Gray Davis against the tobacco industry, represented Honda automobile dealerships throughout Southern California that were harmed as a result of fraudulent misallocation practices, and represented 13 individuals injured at a Reno, NV air show. The firm has obtained eight-figure results in trial on behalf of their clients. Casey Gerry is one of only nine law firms in the United States serving on the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee for the NFL brain injury litigation. The firm has a long standing history of handling serious personal injury cases including areas such as: brain injury, spinal cord injury, wrongful death, aviation, maritime, highway design, asbestos, products liability, design defect litigation in automobiles, automobile litigation, premises liability, copyright and trademark infringement, as well as consumer class actions, whistleblower litigation, pharmaceutical litigation. Most of the work performed on behalf of businesses and individual clients is done on a contingent fee basis. References can be supplied upon request.

The firm's members and founders include two past presidents of the American Association for Justice (formerly known as The Association of Trial Lawyers of America), a past president of the California State Bar Association, a past president of the Consumer Attorneys of California (formerly known as The California Trial Lawyers Association), a past president of the Western Trial Lawyers Association and five past presidents of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (formerly the San Diego Trial Lawyers Association). Firm members have received numerous awards from trial lawyers associations, both for trial results and for contributions to California's civil justice system. Members of the firm are featured in "Best Lawyers in America" and "Super Lawyers." Based on the contributions of the firm, an award was set up in perpetuity by Consumer Attorneys of San Diego named "The David S. Casey, Jr. Consumer Advocacy Award" which is given out each year to lawyers who contribute to consumer rights in California. Also, the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego have honored the founding member of the firm, David S. Casey, Sr., by naming its prestigious Trial Lawyer of the Year Award after him.

Locations (2)

Areas of Practice (36)

Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:

  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Truck Accidents
  • Injuries
  • Slip and Fall
  • Brain
  • Spine Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Drugs and Narcotics
  • Medical Devices
  • Airplane Crashes
  • Consumer Law
  • Class Actions
  • Wrongful Death
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Environmental Law
  • Premises Liability
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Business Fraud
  • Highways
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Maritime Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceutical Litigation
  • Byetta
  • Granuflo
  • Pelvic Mesh
  • Metal on Metal Hips
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pradaxa
  • Hydroxycut MDL
  • Transvaginal Mesh
  • Tylenol
  • Actos
  • Januvia
  • Reumafon Plus
  • Lariam

People (14)

Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 (29)
  • Legal Knowledge

    5.0/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.9/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.9/5.0
  • Communication

    4.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0

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Client Reviews

  • 2.6/5.0 (3)
  • 1 recommendation
  • Communication

    3.0/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    2.3/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    2.7/5.0
  • Value for Money

    2.3/5.0
  • Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla

    4.5/5.0 on 09/14/10 on 09/14/10

    I find this firm to be very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. I highly recommend this firm.

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    I find this firm to be very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. I highly recommend this firm.

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      4.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      4.0/5.0
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  • Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla

    2.0/5.0 on 01/28/11 on 01/28/11

    Communication could be greatly improved. During the process we never consulted with a lawyer. The process takes way too long. For the amount of disruption in a person'...

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    Communication could be greatly improved. During the process we never consulted with a lawyer. The process takes way too long. For the amount of disruption in a person's life we did not get very much money. I am not happy that I had to pay as much as I did and the service was terrible.

    • Communication

      2.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      2.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      2.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      2.0/5.0
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  • Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla

    1.3/5.0 on 03/23/17 on 03/23/17

    This firm wasted ONE month of my time, telling me they were interested in taking my case. Their investigator made appointment with me yesterday, but Adam Levine called to...

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    This firm wasted ONE month of my time, telling me they were interested in taking my case. Their investigator made appointment with me yesterday, but Adam Levine called today to tell me they changed their mind. That they don't want to review the case. The case was against the government entity, so you only have a 6 mo. window. They wasted ONE whole month of my time. TOTALLY UNPROFESSIONAL! GO elsewhere.....

    • Communication

      2.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      1.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      1.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      1.0/5.0
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Bar Registry

  • Civil Trial Practice

    all attys in B/R Business Law, Civil Trial Practice, Personal Injury, Product Liability.

    Renewed to 2011 per 2011 multi year report (JCD/SPi 01/30/2010)

  • Personal Injury

    all attys in B/R Business Law, Civil Trial Practice, Personal Injury, Product Liability.

    Renewed to 2011 per 2011 multi year report (JCD/SPi 01/30/2010)

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