Casey spent his first 19 years at an international law firm before joining Sanders Warren & Russell LLP. He has been repeatedly named to Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, Best of the Kansas City Bar. He is “AV Preeminent” rated by Martindale Hubbell and American Lawyer’s Magazine.
As a trial lawyer with over 25 first chair jury trials to verdict, he defends companies, directors, officers, and professionals in professional and product liability matters, mass tort and business disputes including class action cases across the nation. He defended a chemical company which involved the largest chlorine release in U.S. history. A recent defense verdict was considered the 5th largest defense verdict in Missouri that year. The balance of his work is comprised of complex managed health care litigation, Qui Tam (FCA), trade secret claims, tortious interference with contract and fiduciary obligations. He is panel counsel for several major U.S. and international insurance companies.
Licensed in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Iowa, he has jury tried wrongful death cases, including severe burn injuries and amputations. He has also jury tried cases involving state merchandising practices and consumer protection acts.
His other notable representations include:
Purdue Pharma in the Kansas AG’s opioid suit against the company;
National counsel for the world’s largest privately held insurance broker;
Professional football and amateur sports leagues and teams in brain injury (CTE) litigation;
Monster Energy Drink against claims that its product caused a consumer’s death;
Summary judgment (8th Cir. affirmed) for the country’s largest anesthesiology group in which $1 billion in damages were alleged for FCA violations. Monitoring counsel for the country’s largest MDL.
Casey has also successfully argued appeals before Kansas and Missouri appellate courts as well as the 8th and 10th Circuits.
In addition to his jury trial and appellate experience, Casey is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) through the National Association of Fire Investigators.
Casey Housley is a Principal to the NFPA 302 & 303 Committees by the National Fire Protection Association. NFPA 302 has primary responsibility for fire standards related to pleasure and commercial motorized water craft governing designers, builders and owners. NFPA 303 governs fire standards for marinas and boat yards. He has past experience as a Technical Committee Member of NFPA 921 – Guide to Fire and Explosion Investigations. He has represented companies in fire and explosion litigation throughout the country.
Casey attended Northeastern Oklahoma A&M where he played baseball before graduating from the University of Kansas. He also attended law school at the University of Kansas.
- Johnson County Bar Foundation (Past President)
- NFPA 302 & 303 Committees
- Best of the Bar Kansas City
- Best Lawyers (12 years in a row)
- Martindale Hubbel (AV Preeminent)
- ALM Best Lawyer
- SuperLawyers (12 years in a row)
- The Midwest’s Top Rated Lawyer by National Law Journal & American Lawyer’s Magazine