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Casey R. Johnson

Casey Johnson is a partner at Aitken Aitken Cohn. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, graduating summa cum laude from San Diego State University in 1997, where he was the recipient of the Herbert Peiffer Award for outstanding leadership and motivation, recognizing him as the male student most likely to bring honor to the University.

Casey obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from USC Law School in 2002, graduating in the top quarter of his class. At USC Law School, he was a member of the Hale Moot Honor Program, where he was eventually elected to the board to serve as Topic Editor, in which position he was recognized as the Board Member of the Year. He was also the recipient of the Edward S. and Eleanor J. Shattuck Award, recognizing him as one of the six graduating students exhibiting the greatest potential to become an outstanding member of the bar.

In June 2001, Casey began his tenure at Aitken Aitken Cohn as a law clerk, focusing on intensive research and pre-litigation matters. In July 2002, he was promoted to an associate at Aitken Aitken Cohn and in 2012 became a partner at the firm. An avid opponent of the heat, Casey is known to keep his office a chilly 60 degrees at all times (yes, even during the winter).

Cases

Casey has been instrumental in numerous seven and eight figure recoveries for his clients, including extensive pre- and post-trial work on the Feitler v. E.A. Pedersen Power Products ($23,500,000 trial verdict) and Huie v. Southland Sod ($5,000,000 wrongful death settlement following appeal of trial verdict) and securing a $12,000,000 dollar settlement for a client in an insurance bad faith matter representing sixteen times the $750,000 insurance policy limits.

He also specializes in Railroad litigation having served as the firm's daily handling attorney for the Burlington Northern Collision Cases, for which Aitken*Aitken*Cohn was appointed Liaison Counsel by Orange County Superior Court to coordinate all Plaintiffs' attorneys who have clients who were injured in the April 23, 2002, head-on train collision in Placentia, California.

Areas of Practice

  • Wrongful Death
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Premises Liability
  • Government Tort Liability
  • Elder Abuse
  • Railroad Litigation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Executive Committee (2016 – Present)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Board of Directors (2014 – Present)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Diversity Committee Chairperson (2016 – Present)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member (2001 – Present)
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, President (2014)
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, President Elect (2013)
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Vice President (2011-2012)
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Secretary (2010)
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Treasurer (2009)
  • Robert A. Banyard American Inn of Court, Treasurer (2014 – Present)
  • Robert A. Banyard American Inn of Court, Board of Directors (2011-Present)
  • Robert A. Banyard American Inn of Court, Program Chair (2012)
  • Orange County Lavender Bar Association, President (2015 – 2016)
  • Orange County Lavender Bar Association, Vice President (2014-2015)
  • Orange County Lavender Bar Association, Secretary (2012 – 2014)
  • Orange County Lavender Bar Association, Board of Directors (2011 - Present)
  • Mock Trial and Peer Court Programs, Orange County Constitutional Rights Foundation, Volunteer
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • Celtic Bar Association of Orange County, Member

Awards

  • Best Lawyer, Personal Injury & Product Liability Litigation, Best Lawyers in America (2016-2017)
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine (2013-2017)
  • Top Lawyers of the Inland Empire, Inland Empire Magazine (2016)
  • Angelo Palmieri Award (Civility), Robert A. Banyard Inn of Court (2016)
  • Top 50 Orange County Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers Magazine (2016)
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers (2013)
  • Top 5 Personal Injury Lawyers, OC Metro Magazine (2011-2013)
  • Board Member of the Year, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (2009)
  • Southern California Super Lawyers "Rising Star", Los Angeles Magazine (2006—2009)
  • Edward S. and Eleanor J. Shattuck Award, USC Law School (2002)

Speaking Engagements

  • Conference Name: CAOC Hawaii Seminar

    Title: "Demystifying Insurance Bad Faith Litigation"

    Year: 2016

  • Conference Name: CAOC Annual Convention

    Title: "Who We Are v. Who We Think We Are"

    Year: 2016

  • Conference Name: CAOIE/OCTLA Palm Springs Seminar

    Title: "Winning Against All Odds (Comparative Fault, Bad Clients, Etc.)", Moderator

    Year: 2016

  • Conference Name: CAOC San Francisco Convention

    Title: "Developing Your Board and Maximizing Their Involvement and Contributions"

    Year: 2015

  • Conference Name: CAOC Hawaii Travel Seminar

    Title: "Dive Right In — Navigating The Waters Of Pool Injury Cases"

    Year: 2015

  • Organization Name: Whittier Law School

    Title: "Depositions" for Whittier Law School's Trial Advocacy Honors Program

    Year: 2015

  • Conference Name: 15th Annual Neuroscience of Brain Injury Conference

    Title: "The Value of Collaborating with a Special Education Expert Witness in the Pediatric TBI Legal Case"

    Year: 2014

  • Conference Name: Orange County Paralegal Association

    Title: "Effective Selection and Efficient Use of Expert Witnesses"

    Year: 2014

  • Conference Name: DRI Trucking Seminar

    Title: "Mediation from The Plaintiff's Perspective"

    Year: 2014

  • Conference Name: OCBA Last Dash

    Title: "Motions for Summary Judgment"

    Year: 2014

  • Conference Name: OCBA Last Dash

    Title: "Demonstrative Evidence: Tips for the Underdog"

    Year: 2014

  • Conference Name: CAOC Annual Convention

    Title: "Visual Perception and Other Human Factors Issues in Auto Cases"

    Year: 2014

  • Organization Name: Orange County Paralegal Association

    Title: "Analyzing, Investigating and Evaluating Personal Injury Actions"

    Year: 2013

  • Organization Name: Orange County Paralegal Association

    Title: "Wrongful Death Actions"

    Year: 2013

  • Organization Name: Online Webinar

    Title: "Sexual Orientation Bias In and Out of the Courtroom"

    Year: 2013

  • Conference Name: CAOC Maui Seminar

    Title: "Truth Be Told: The Duty of Candor"

    Year: 2013

  • Conference Name: CAOC Annual Convention

    Title: "From Ellen to Prop 8"

    Year: 2012

  • Conference Name: CAOC Tahoe Seminar

    Title: "The Evidentiary Sword & Shield: Motions in Limine"

    Year: 2011

  • Conference Name: OCBA Last Dash

    Title: "Ethics in a Personal Injury Practice"

    Year: 2010

  • Organization Name: Lorman Real Evidence for the Trial Practitioner

    Title: "PreTrial Proceedings"

    Year: 2008

  • Organization Name: Lorman Litigation Skills for Legal Staff

    Title: "Motion Practice"

    Year: 2006

Articles

  • Publication Name: The Forum (CAOC)

    Title: Diversity Makes us All Better

    Year: 2016

  • Publication Name: The Forum (CAOC)

    Title: Diversity Committee Report: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

    Year: 2016

  • Publication Name: The Forum (CAOC)

    Title: Diversity Committee Report: The Danger of Silence

    Year: 2016

  • Publication Name: The Forum (CAOC)

    Title: Diversity Committee Report: We Can Do Better

    Year: 2016

  • Publication Name: The Forum (CAOC)

    Title: Diversity Committee Report

    Year: 2016

  • Publication Name: The Gavel (OCTLA)

    Title: Navigating the Waters of Pool Injury Cases

    Year: 2016

  • Publication Name: VoiceofOC

    Title: "CA Judiciary Needs to Reflect LGBT Community"

    Year: 2015

  • Publication Name: The Gavel (OCTLA)

    Title: "If Not Now, When?"

    Year: 2014

  • Publication Name: Advocate (CAALA)

    Title: "O.C. Justice: Access & Accountability"

    Year: 2014

  • Publication Name: CAALA Advocate

    Title: "Understanding Is Not Doing"

    Year: 2014

  • Publication Name: CAALA Advocate

    Title: "High Hopes"

    Year: 2014

  • Publication Name: CAALA Advocate

    Title: "Going All In"

    Year: 2014

  • Publication Name: CAALA Advocate

    Title: "Taking Our Message to Sacramento"

    Year: 2014

  • Publication Name: The Gavel (OCTLA)

    Title: "Spring Has Sprung"

    Year: 2014

  • Publication Name: CAALA Advocate

    Title: "Californians Treading Water"

    Year: 2014

  • Publication Name: The Gavel (OCTLA)

    Title: "Not Afraid of Change"

    Year: 2014

  • Publication Name: CAALA Advocate

    Title: "A Year to Remember"

    Year: 2014

  • Publication Name: CAALA Advocate

    Title: "Changes on the Way for OCTLA"

    Year: 2014

  • Publication Name: CAALA Advocate

    Title: "Keep the Momentum Going"

    Year: 2014

  • Publication Name: CAALA Advocate

    Title: "Understanding Is Not Doing"

    Year: 2014

  • Publication Name: The Gavel (OCTLA)

    Title: "Limitations to a Written Release: Gross Negligence"

    Year: 2013

  • Publication Name: The Gavel (OCTLA)

    Title: "Signing Away All Your Rights? Not Always..."

    Year: 2011

  • Publication Name: The Gavel (OCTLA)

    Title: "Consumers Under Attack in Recent Supreme Court Rulings"

    Year: 2011

  • Publication Name: The Gavel (OCTLA)

    Title: "Editor's Commentary"

    Year: 2007-2009, 2012

  • Publication Name: The Gavel (OCTLA)

    Title: "Setting the Record Straight: Debunking the Myths of Tort Reform"

    Year: 2007

  • Publication Name: The Gavel (OCTLA)

    Title: "Notice Waived? I Certainly Will Not!"

    Year: 2005

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