Casey Wong is a member of the firm’s Products Liability and Business Litigation Practice Groups. Casey has distinguished himself as an experienced litigator, particularly in complex, high-stakes matters. He has represented clients from many industries, including drugs and pharmaceuticals, heavy machinery, industrial equipment and aerial devices, manufacturing and consumer goods, transportation and insurance coverage. Casey has conducted both trial and appellate work, representing clients throughout Missouri and Illinois.
Praised by his peers for his tireless work ethic and commitment to first-class client service, Casey provides an analytical approach to client issues, evaluating trial and dispute resolution strategies that consistently exceed client expectations. He believes, “It is crucial to understand our clients’ objective in the context of their larger business needs in order to deliver exceptional client service.” Pursuing excellence in everything, his approach as a holistic legal problem-solver produces optimal results that are effective, timely and cost-efficient.
In recognition of his outstanding work, Casey has been selected as a “Rising Star” by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Casey is the team leader of the firm’s Traveling Estate Planning Program, a new initiative to enhance employer benefits packages and to increase employee satisfaction and well-being by offering quality, affordable access to necessary estate planning services.
Casey also consults and advises small business owners on assessing liability, managing risks and handling of employment matters.
Outside the office, Casey enjoys running, basketball, spending time with his wife and playing with his young daughter. He also enjoys traveling to national parks and watching Notre Dame football.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Casey attended the University of Notre Dame, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts from the Program of Liberal Studies and a minor in Chinese. Casey then attended Saint Louis University School of Law as an 1843 Scholar where he received his Juris Doctor.
At Sandberg Phoenix, Casey is a member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee and Diversity Committee, vice-chair of the Appellate Practice Team and managing editor of Professional Liability publications.
Casey is admitted to practice law in Missouri, Illinois and the United States District Courts for both the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri and the Southern District of Illinois. He is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Missouri Asian American Bar Association.
Sampling of Representative Work
Casey obtained summary judgment for an insurer in a declaratory judgment action filed in U.S. District Court-Western District of Missouri regarding whether the insurer properly denied coverage under a claim made and reported employment practices liability policy when the insured failed to provide timely notice of an EEOC charge, which later resulted in a lawsuit.
After a three-day bench trial, Casey obtained a complete defense verdict for his clients, who were alleged to have breached their fiduciary duties as trustees of a homeowners’ association at the Lake of the Ozarks. He also handled the appellate briefing defending the judgment, which was affirmed in Hellmann v. Sparks, 500 S.W.3d 252 (Mo. App. S.D. 2015).
In Lillicrap v. Link-Belt Constr. Equip. Co., No. 12SL-CC00308 (St. Louis Cnty, Mo.), Casey second chaired a two-week jury trial and limited damages assessable against our clients to less than 5% of amount requested from jury.
Casey is admitted to practice law in Missouri, Illinois, and the United States District Courts for both the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri. He is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the Missouri Asian American Bar Association.
Casey is a member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee. He has assisted in creating presentations and publications on topics including insurance bad faith, contribution and indemnity, pharmaceutical drugs, and industrial equipment and aerial devices.
Casey received his Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University School of Law. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and a minor in Chinese from the University of Notre Dame.