In addition to her work on the pelvic mesh litigation, Kasey’s experience includes serving as a key member of the Pradaxa litigation team. In 2018, she assisted the trial team in obtaining a defense verdict in the second bellwether Pradaxa trial in Connecticut, and she has been extensively involved in case work-up and trial preparation for other Pradaxa trials that have resulted in defense verdicts. She has significant experience preparing experts for depositions and trials and drafting motions to exclude opposing experts. She also served on the national counsel team defending the Propecia litigation in the federal MDL and coordinated litigation in New Jersey. She supported all aspects of the litigation, with a particular emphasis on providing support to case management of the MDL.
Kasey is active in the American Bar Association and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Young Lawyers Subcommittee of the Mass Torts Committee. She has written multiple articles and Practice Points pieces for the ABA newsletter and website, and she recently organized and moderated a panel sponsored by the Young lawyers Subcommittee at the ABA’s Environmental and Energy, Mass Torts and Product Liability Litigation Committees’ 2019 Joint CLE Seminar. She is also active in Defense Research Institute, Jackson Young Lawyers, Charles Clark American Inn of Court, Capital Area Bar Association, and Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, where she serves as the Young Lawyers Division liaison.
She volunteers a significant amount of her time to community and professional organizations, including currently serving as the Secretary of the Executive Committee of Mississippi Heritage Trust, a non-profit preservation organization. She previously served on the organization’s Board of Trustees for several years. She also is a Bar Exam Mentor for law students in Mississippi and an attorney coach of Mississippi College School of Law’s Arbitration Team, which has advanced to the national competition each year Kasey has coached and was named the 2016 National Champions of the American Bar Association’s Arbitration Competition. She volunteers for Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women, where she serves as the Membership Specialist for the Southern region and applies her advocacy skills to developing leadership workshops for collegiate women and providing services when risk management issues arise.
Kasey received her J.D., summa cum laude, from Mississippi College School of Law, where she was Associate Editor of the Mississippi College Law Review, Chair of the Moot Court Board, and a member of the National Order of Barristers. She obtained her B.A., summa cum laude, in Business Administration from The University of Southern Mississippi, where she was President of the Student Government Association, participated in countless other organizations and volunteer programs, and served as a recruitment counselor for the University. Based on her dedication and involvement, she was inducted as a member of the University of Southern Mississippi Hall of Fame.
•Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association “Rising Star,” 2019
•Attorney Coach of Mississippi College School of Law Arbitration Team, 2016 National Champions, American Bar Association’s Arbitration Competition
In the News
•Kasey M. Adams to Moderate Panel at American Bar Association Section of Litigation’s 2019 Joint CLE Seminar
•Butler Snow Ranked No. 2 in Lex Machina’s ‘Top Law Firm Report’
Papers, Presentations, & Publications
•Moderator, “Rising Through the Ranks: Associate Advancement from an In-House Perspective,” American Bar Association Section of Litigation, 2019 Environmental and Energy, Mass Torts and Products Liability Committee Joint CLE Seminar, Laguna Beach, Calif., January 11, 2019.
•Author, “The Shakespearean Solo Litigation: To Climb or Not to Climb,” Practice Points American Bar Association Newsletter, November 19, 2018.
•Presenter, “If You Label It, They Will Come,” The Mississippi Bar’s Young Lawyers Division “Bridge the Gap” CLE, November 2, 2018.
•Author, Personal Versus Professional Ethics: Are The (or Should They Be) the Same ? Mass Torts Litigation Newsletter, American Bar Association, July 31, 2018.
•Author, “Diversity and Inclusion in Litigation: Less Talk, More Action,” Mass Torts Litigation Newsletter, American Bar Association, February 28, 2018.
•Presenter, If You Label It, They Will Come, Medmarc Insurance Group webinar, February 27, 2018.
•Co-Author, “Daubert and Frye and Anything Goes, Oh My!” Pro Te: Solutio, Vol. 10, No. 1, Winter 2017.
•Co-Author, “Coordination among Federal Prosecutors, Regulators, and Civil Enforcers: Questions Abound, “Mass Torts Litigation Newsletter, Vol. 14, No. 3, American Bar Association, Summer 2016.
•Mississippi Heritage Trust
•Secretary, Executive Committee, 2018-2019
•Board of Trustees, 2015-2019
•Mississippi College School of Law
•Bar Exam Mentor, 2016-2019
•Stewpot Legal Clinic
•Pro Bono Attorney Volunteer
•Pi Beta Phi Fraternity of Women
•Volunteer and Workshop Presente
American Bar Association
Young Lawyers Subcommittee of Mass Torts Committee
Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
Liaison, Mississippi College School of Law Chapter, 2017-2019
Liaison, Young Lawyers Division, 2019
Charles Clark American Inn of Court
Capital Area Bar Association
Jackson Young Lawyers
Defense Research Institute (DRI)