Casey Wong, Shareholder

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Biography

Casey Wong is an experienced, aggressive litigator in the firm’s Products Liability and Business Litigation Practice Groups defending companies and representing clients in a variety of industries. Asked about his litigation strategy, he is guided by the bottom line: “Results. Effective, efficient and timely results. It’s what clients expect, demand and deserve, and it’s what we deliver every time.”

Casey is also a trusted advisor to businesses understanding that owners and executives want straight, objective advice and practical recommendations that make economic sense. “The nature of law can be abstract at times, but broken down to its fundamentals, working with a lawyer should be like bringing your car to a trusted mechanic. When you bring your vehicle into the shop, you expect a prompt diagnosis, an accurate price estimate and excellent, timely service at a fair price. Legal services are really no different.”

Casey has been selected as a “Rising Star” by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers every year since 2014. He was honored with the 2018 Up & Coming Award by Missouri Lawyers Media.

Casey is a member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee, Diversity Committee and Appellate Practice Team. He is a member of the Missouri Bar, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri Asian American Bar Association, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute.

Casey is admitted to practice law in Missouri, Illinois and the United States District Courts in Missouri and Illinois.

Background

Casey graduated from the University of Notre Dame where he earned his Bachelor of Arts from the Program of Liberal Studies and a minor in Chinese. He then attended Saint Louis University School of Law as an 1843 Scholar where he received his Juris Doctor.

Casey is very active in a number of organizations including:

  • City of Sunset Hills, Missouri, Ward 2 Alderman and Public Works Committee
  • The Missouri Bar, Board of Governors and Appointments Committee
  • Missouri Asian American Bar Association, Board of Directors and Mentor
  • Asian Pacific Alumni of Notre Dame, Communications Director and Chair-Elect

Casey enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children, playing basketball, running, traveling and watching Notre Dame football.

Successes

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.

 

BIOGRAPHY

Professional Activities
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.

Education
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.

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