Paul V. Cassisa, Jr.

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  • Attorney at Butler Snow LLP (365 Attorneys)
  • 1200 Jefferson Ave, Suite 205, P.O. Box 1138, Oxford, MS 38655
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Biography

Paul Cassisa is a seasoned product liability attorney who has been lead trial counsel for a major pharmaceutical manufacturer and a major automotive manufacturer. Paul has tried many lawsuits in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Kansas, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, which selected him as Lawyer of the Year for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants in 2013, and Mid-South Super Lawyers. He is AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Distinctions

•fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
•fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America
•Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2013-2019
•Lawyer of the Year, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2013
Super Lawyers
•Mid-South Super Lawyers, Personal Injury - Products: Defense, 2012-2018
•Top 50: Memphis Super Lawyers, 2013
•Top 50: Mississippi Super Lawyers, 2013
Martindale-Hubbell
•AV- Preeminent Peer Review Rated
Benchmark Litigation
•Member of the team selected as nationwide Product Liability Firm of the Year, 2018

In the News

•Butler Snow Ranked No. 2 in Lex Machina’s ‘Top Law Firm Report’
•106 Butler Snow Attorneys Listed in 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
•147 Butler Snow Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers, 18 Named “Lawyer of the Year”
•102 Butler Snow Attorneys List in 2015 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
•117 Butler Snow Attorneys Listed in 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

•Presenter, (Tailoring Your Experiences, Resume and CV to Fit the Job): University of Mississippi Black Law Student Association Professional Symposium, Oxford, MS, October 27, 2018.
•Co-Author of Mississippi Section of DRI’s Products Liability Defenses, A State-by-State Compendium, 2014 and 2017.
•Presenter, (Opening Statements), Trial Tactics, DRI in Miami FL, March 13, 2014.
•Speaker, Insight into Effective Trial Techniques, Sirote & Permutt CLE in Birmingham, Ala., December 2009.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Drug and Device Litigation
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Medical Device and Healthcare

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(662) 513-8004  Phone
(662) 513-8001  Fax
www.butlersnow.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6010, Oxford, MS 38655
University Attended:
Louisiana State University, B.A., Journalism, cum laude, 1982; Louisiana State University, M.J., 1991
Law School Attended:
Loyola University, J.D., cum laude, Loyola Law Review, 1984-85, 1985
Year of First Admission:
1985
Admission:
Mississippi: Northern, Southern; Florida: Northern; U.S. District Courts; Tennessee: Western; Louisiana: Western, Middle, Eastern; U.S. Court Of Appeals; 1985, Louisiana; 1986, Mississippi; 5th Circuit
Memberships:

Associations

Louisiana State Bar Association

Mississippi Bar Association

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Birth Information:
1960
Reported Cases:
Experience: Lead counsel for General Motors in numerous automotive products liability cases, including trials in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky.; Trial counsel for Johnson & Johnson in pharmaceutical products liability cases.; Automotive products liability trials for Mazda and Nissan.; Forklift products liability trials for Clark and Linde.; Federal and state court appeals in Mississippi and Louisiana.; Yeager v. Southern Cardiovascular, PLLC, Circuit Court, Lafayette County, Mississippi (October, 2017) Trial.; Caravella v General Motors LLC 34th Judicial District Court for the Parish of St. Bernard, Louisiana (August, 2017) Summary Judgment.; Bindom v McNeil, Civil District Court, Orleans Parish, Louisiana (June-July, 2016) -Trial.; Broome v General Motors LLC County Court, Jackson County, Mississippi (July, 2015) - Trial.;; Taylor v Johnson & Johnson, Circuit Court, Copiah County, Mississippi (November, 2014) - Trial.; Lifestyle Homes v A-Tech Engineers Circuit Court, Desoto County, Mississippi (August and December, 2014) Arbitration.; Taylor v Johnson & Johnson Circuit Court, Copiah County, Mississippi (August, 2014) - Trial.; Hunt v. McNeil Consumer Healthcare, USDC for Eastern District of Louisiana (March-April, 2014) Trial; Esquivel v. Johnson and Johnson, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania (January, 2014) Trial.; Whitaker v. General Motors, 2017 WL 2424717 (E.D. La. 2017).; Mays v. General Motors, 2017 WL 1398471 (N.D. Ala. 2017).; Whitaker v. General Motors, 2017 WL 1346271 (E.D. La. 2017).; Clark v. General Motors LLC, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 81831 (N.D. Miss. 2016).; Thompson v. General Motors LLC, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 50411 (N.D. Miss. 2016).; Moore v. General Motors LLC, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 43041 (W.D. Tenn. 2016).; Moore v. General Motors LLC, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 15987 (W.D. Tenn. 2016).; Underwood v General Motors LLC, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 124774 (M.D. La. 2015), affd 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 6201 (5th Cir. 2016).; Cantrell v. General Motors LLC, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 165614 (N.D. Miss. 2014).; Thomas v. FireRock Products, LLC, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 86492 (N.D. Miss. June 25, 2014).; Hunt v. McNeil Consumer Healthcare, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39542 (E.D. La. 2014).; Hunt v. McNeil Consumer Healthcare, U.S. Dist. 14263 (E.D. La. 2014).; Broome v. General Motors LLC, 145 So.3d 645 (Miss. 2014); Kennedy v. UCB Pharmaceuticals, et al, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 113874 (W.D. La. 2014); Lucas v. General Motors LLC, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 111272 (W.D. La. 2014); Hunt v. McNeil Consumer Healthcare, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 61955 (E.D. La. 2014); Esquivel v. Johnson and Johnson, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania (January, 2013) Trial.; Reckis v. Johnson & Johnson, Superior Court, Plymouth, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (January-February, 2013) Trial.; Jones v. Polaris Industries, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 40354 (N.D. Miss. 2013).; Steede v. General Motors LLC, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 184873 (W.D. Tenn. 2012), affd 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5557 (W.D. Tenn. 2013).; Woolens v. Merck & Co., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 176692 (E.D. La. 2012).; Steede v. General Motors LLC, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 184628 (W.D. Tenn. 2012).; Harris v. Merck & Co., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 157079 (W.D. La. 2012).; Hunt v. McNeil Consumer Healthcare, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 151318 (E.D. La. 2012).; Hunt v. McNeil Consumer Healthcare, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150071 (E.D. La. 2012).; Hunt v. McNeil Consumer Healthcare, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 96557 (E.D. La. 2012).; Hunt v. McNeil Consumer Healthcare, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 86950 (E.D. La. 2012).; Graham v. Hamilton, 872 F. Supp.2d 529, 2012 U.S. Dist. 71962 (W.D. La. 2012).; Postley v. General Motors, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 10865 (5th Cir. 2012).; Graham v. Hamilton, 2012 U.S. Dist. 52492 (W.D. La. 2012).; Steede v. General Motors LLC, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 81103 (W.D. Tenn. 2012), affd 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 79465 (W.D. Tenn. 2012).; Steede v. General Motors LLC, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 81292 (W.D. Tenn. 2012), affd 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 79467 (W.D. Tenn. 2012).; Graham v. Hamilton, 2012 U.S. Dist. 35316 (W.D. La. 2012), revd 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35322 (W.D. La. 2012).; Murray v. General Motors, LLC, 2011 WL 52559, rehearing denied, 2011 WL 3684517 (S.D. Miss. 2011), aff'd Murray v General Motors LLC, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 11323 (5th Cir. 2012).; Maya v. Johnson & Johnson, Court of Common Pleas, First Judicial District of Pennsylvania (March-May, 2011) Trial.; West v. Drury Co., 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS1308 (5th Cir. 2011).; Rutledge v. Harley-Davidson Motor Co., 2009 WL 1635762 (S.D. Miss. 2009) affd 2010 WL 445498 (5th Cir. 2010).; Hoffpauir v. Linde Lift Truck, USDC, Western District of Louisiana (September, 2009) Trial.; West v. Drury Company, USDC, Northern District of Mississippi (June, 2009) Trial.; Doyle v. General Motors Corp., Rapides Parish, Louisiana (March, 2009) Trial.; Simmons v. General Motors Corp., St. Clair County, Alabama (February, 2009) Trial.; Richardson v. General Motors Corp., 2009 WL 2487379 (N.D. Miss. 2009).; Brown v. General Motors Corp., 4 So.3d 400 (Miss. App. 2009).; Forbes v. General Motors Corp., 993 So.2d 822 (Miss. 2008).; Washington v. General Motors Corp., 2008 WL 1782344 (N.D. Miss. 2008).; Green-Johnson v. Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 2008 WL 941708 (E.D. La. 2008).; Roy v. Optima Batteries, Inc., 2008 WL 1968326 (W.D. La. 2008).; Bellow v. General Motors Corp., Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana (October, 2007) Trial.; Burns v. General Motors Corp., Hinds County, Mississippi (September, 2007) Trial.; Cook v. General Motors Corp., Pearl River County, Mississippi (August, 2007) Trial.; Jacobs v. General Motors Corp., Morgan County, Alabama (February, 2007) Trial.; Lowery v. General Motors Corp., 2007 WL 4374291 (W.D. La. 2007).; Palmer v. State, ex rel. Dept. of Transp. and Development, 2006 WL 3110610 (La. App. 1st Cir. 2006).; Caboni v. General Motors Corp., 398 F.3d 357 (5th Cir. 2005).; General Motors Corp. v. Myles, 905 So.2d 535 (Miss. 2005).; Beckham v. General Motors Corp., Jackson County, Mississippi (October, 2004) Trial.; Dykes v. General Motors Corp., Shelby County, Tennessee (March-April, 2004) Trial.; Noah v. General Motors Corp., 882 So.2d 235 (Miss. App. 2004) cert. denied 882 So.2d 772 (Miss. 2004).; Bennett v. General Motors Corp., Hinds County, Mississippi (October, 2003) Trial.; Vassar v Mazda Motor of America, Inc., Monroe County, Mississippi (September, 2003) Trial.; Forbes v. General Motors Corp., Marion County, Mississippi (May, 2003) Trial.; Caboni v. General Motors Corp., USDC for the Eastern District of Louisiana (May, 2003) Trial.; Myles v. General Motors Corp., Humphreys County, Mississippi (November, 2002) Trial.; Williams v. General Motors Corp., Orleans Parish, Louisiana (June July, 2002) Trial.; Lewis v. General Motors Corp., Lawrence County, Mississippi (April, 2002) Trial.; Smith v. General Motors Corp., Greene County, Mississippi (March, 2002) Trial.; Mulcahy v. General Motors Corp., Elmore County, Alabama (January, 2002) Trial.
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