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Daniel A. Casey

Partner
+1.305.539.3324
Fax +1.305.358.7095

Dan Casey is a Trial Lawyer who has tried well over 100 cases in the state and federal courts of Florida, both as a former prosecutor and as a Litigation Partner with K&L Gates. Mr. Casey helps his clients solve their most difficult business disputes. He has represented some of America’s largest manufacturing companies and financial institutions in their class action litigation throughout Florida and in Multi-District Litigation throughout the country, he advises companies and their Officers and Directors in company investigations and in corporate governance disputes, he represents businesses in disputes with their insurance carriers, and he has represented manufacturers and distributors in hundreds of toxic tort and products liability cases. Mr. Casey also has represented many dozens of dependent children pro bono in Juvenile Court in efforts to free them for adoption. Mr. Casey has appeared in state and federal courts throughout Florida and in over a dozen other states.

For 16 years, Mr. Casey served as the administrative partner of the Miami office of K&L Gates and sat on the firm’s Management Committee. He is a frequent speaker and author on the topics of litigation skills and strategy, non-profit governance, insurance coverage for business liabilities, and the proper treatment of children as victims and witnesses in court.

Mr. Casey has been certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Florida Circuit Court Civil Mediator.

Professional Background

Before joining K&L Gates in 1986, Mr. Casey served as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County, Florida, prosecuting and supervising a wide range of capital cases and other serious criminal offenses under then-State Attorney Janet Reno, including service as Chief of the Narcotics Division and Chief of the Robbery Division.

Mr. Casey also has served as an Adjunct Professor in the legal clinical program at the Shepard Broad Law Center of Nova Southeastern University.

While in law school, Mr. Casey served as an Editor on the American Criminal Law Review, a publication of the Criminal Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Achievements

  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Rated
  • Distinguished Leaders in the Law, Daily Business Review, 2017
  • Community Covenant Award, Broward Outreach Center, 2008
  • Key Partner Award, South Florida Business Journal, 2007
  • Community Service Award, Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, 2005
  • Florida “Super Lawyer,” Super Lawyers, 2006 - 2015
  • Pro Bono Excellence Award for Outstanding Child Advocacy, Dade County Guardian Ad Litem Program, 2005
  • Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine, various years since 2004
  • Top Lawyer, South Florida Legal Guide, various years since 2004
  • Put Something Back Program, Pro Bono Service Award, 2002
  • Community Service Award for Outstanding Service to the Community, Leadership Hollywood, 2001
  • Pro Bono Eloquence Award - Dedication to the Best Interests of Abused and Neglected Children and for Outstanding Service to the Court, Florida Guardian Ad Litem Program,  1999
  • Rick Korn Memorial Award - Outstanding Contribution, Y Princess and Y Adventure Guide Program, Greater Hollywood YMCA, 1996
  • Distinguished Leadership Service Award for Outstanding Leadership to the Greater Hollywood YMCA, YMCA of the USA, 1996
  • Community Angel Award, Washington Park Homeowners Association, 1996
  • Outstanding Child Advocacy, Put Something Back Program of the Dade County Bar Association and the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, 1994
  • Advocacy in Connection with the Rights of Children Award, Legal Eagle for Children, 1988
  • Excellence in Service to the Community Award, Florida Psychological Association, Dade County Chapter and the Dade County Psychological Association, 1985
  • Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit Honorary Society, 1978

Professional/Civic Activities

  • YMCA of the USA, Chair of the National Board  
  • America’s Promise Alliance,  Executive Committee
  • American Bar Association, Chair of the Waterways and Wetlands Subcommittee
  • Georgetown University,  Law Alumni Board
  • City of Hollywood Charter Review Commission
  • The Florida Bar, Rules of Civil Procedure Committee
  • Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President and Legal Counsel
  • Dade County Bar Association, Board of Directors
  • Broward Outreach Center, Advisory Board
  • Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory, Board of Trustees
  • Dade County Guardian Ad Litem, Pro Bono Attorney
  • YMCA of Broward County, Chair
  • Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Governance Committee
  • Florida Alliance of YMCAs, Director
  • Leadership Hollywood, Chair
  • Put Something Back, Pro Bono Attorney
  • YMCA of Greater Hollywood, Chair
  • Junior Achievement, Business Consultant
  • Hollywood Business Council, Executive Committee
  • Guardian Ad Litem Program, Pro Bono Attorney
  • South Florida Interagency Task Force for Children as Victims
  • Miami Rescue Mission, Pro Bono Attorney
  • The Florida Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • United States Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Obtained a dismissal of all claims against a Fortune 50 financial services company in a consumer class action seeking a multi-million dollar rebate for improper sales tax withholding.
  • Represented a large retail entity against allegations that it participated in what was alleged to be the largest Ponzi scheme in the history of Florida, obtaining a settlement of less than 1% of the amount claimed.
  • Obtained dismissals on the merits of over 1,200 individual cases alleging toxic tort claims against two industrial products manufacturers.
  • Represented a large investment advisor against class claims of fraud and conspiracy on a state-wide basis, obtaining a dismissal of all claims and a sanctions award against the plaintiff requiring reimbursement of defense fees.
  • Obtained award in a corporate governance arbitration reinstating equal rights to management control of a joint venture and reimbursement of attorney fees.
  • Obtained full defense and indemnification under a Directors and Officers insurance policy for the defense of a national class action lawsuit bringing claims for fraud and securities violations against the officers and directors of a household goods company.
  • Obtained a directed verdict at trial on behalf of a petroleum distribution company in a case alleging environmental contamination from leaking underground pipelines.
  • Represented a large waste disposal facility in claims against its property insurance carrier, and obtained full indemnification for the property loss, a waiver of the deductibles, and a complete reimbursement of the attorney fees incurred in pursuing the insurance claim.
  • Obtained a dismissal of a national products liability class action against a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company.
  • Obtained a substantial jury verdict in favor of a defrauded purchaser of real estate on claims of fraud and breach of duty against his real estate broker.
  • Represented a developer against its liability insurance carriers and obtained full coverage and defense against claims of environmental contamination.
  • Obtained a dismissal of a national consumer class action against a distributor of information technology products.
  • Brought arbitration claims on behalf of the principal of a closely-held construction company against the other principal, permitting a generational change in management.
  • Represented a member of the Board of Directors of a large community non-profit entity, obtaining declaration that he was lawfully elected to his position as director, prompting a change in the professional management of the entity.
  • Obtained a dismissal of a national consumer class action alleging improper pricing against a professional services company.
  • Obtained dismissals on the merits of several dozen toxic tort claims against a Fortune 100 chemical products manufacturer.