A proud Wisconsinite, Attorney John P. Casey has deep roots in Southeastern Wisconsin, having grown up in New Berlin and now raising his children in Lake Country while growing his personal injury practice in Milwaukee.
Attorney Casey left Wisconsin to attend the University of Dayton School of Law where he excelled in tort and business law. He received his law degree in 1991 from the University of Dayton, then returned to Wisconsin where he was admitted to the Wisconsin Bar, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.
Attorney Casey’s legal expertise has been valued by his colleagues and clients alike. He has served as past chairperson of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Solo and Small Firm/General Practice Section, a past committee member of the Wisconsin Supreme Court Appointment Selection Committee, member of the American Association for Justice, the Wisconsin Association for Justice, and The Federalist Society.
His clients have benefited from his deep understanding of the nuances of the law and his tenacity in the courtroom. His reputation among his peers has helped him achieve large and fair settlements without the need to try cases within the courtroom.
However, when litigation is necessary, Attorney Casey’s extensive knowledge of courtroom procedure, rules of evidence and courtroom presence have helped him routinely secure the maximum amount in damages for clients.
For example, a Milwaukee pedestrian was hit by a reckless drunk driver, who fled the scene, leaving the victim for dead. After several attempts to negotiate a fair settlement with the hit-and-run driver’s insurance company, Attorney Casey’s final offer was rejected by the insurer, forcing a trial. Attorney Casey’s argument that the plaintiff deserved the maximum policy settlement due to the negligent behavior of the driver swayed the jurors to agree, resulting in not only the policy limits for his client, but interest on the judgment for the insurance company’s failure to settle prior to trial.
Such examples are not limited to hit-and-run accidents, but include boating, bike, and motorcycle accidents, slips and falls due to an unsafe commercial environment, dog bites, and farm and other workplace accidents. Wherever and however an injury occurs to a person -- through no fault of his or her own -- that is when Attorney Casey can help ensure justice prevails for the injured.
“I practice personal injury law because of my desire to help those who have been victimized through no fault of their own. Trial advocacy is the reason I went into law as a career; it is why I set up my practice 24 years ago; and it is what motivates me today,” said Attorney Casey.
His motivation to help those who need it most extends to various communities in Milwaukee, which have have been underserved by the legal community for decades. A regular talk show guest on Hmong ABC Radio, Attorney Casey answers Hmong listeners’ legal questions through the help of a translator. He is also actively engaged in the Hmong community through sponsorships of the Hmong New Year celebration and the Hmong Chamber of Commerce. Attorney Casey has also written a column on public safety issues for the Milwaukee Community Journal, Wisconsin’s largest African-American newspaper.
His legal skills and commitment to the community have earned him honors and accolades including those from his peers. Attorney Casey has been admitted to the National Association of Distinguished Counselors and in 2015 earned recognition as a Leading Lawyer in M Magazine. Other awards include: The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers – Civil Plaintiff; The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers; and a perfect “10” by AVVO.com
“John is direct, smart and compassionate. He sees 10 steps ahead on any issue, so is always on top of the likely outcome and will strategize accordingly. I have referred several friends and close family members to him because I trust his knowledge, skills and care,” said Milwaukee Attorney Monica Hartl, prominent worker’s compensation lawyer.
An avid hunter and mountain bike enthusiast, Attorney Casey can be found in the woods of Wisconsin when he’s not in the courtroom. Attorney Casey treasures quiet time in the woods with his two sons, whether on the hunt or hitting a single-track mountain bike course in the Kettle Moraine.