40 Years of Commitment: Reflecting on Our Founding Principles

St. Louis personal injury lawyers

This year marks a milestone for us at Casey, Devoti & Brockland —- our 40th anniversary. It is a significant occasion that calls for reflection on our journey, guiding principles and the road ahead. Our St. Louis personal injury lawyers have deep roots in the community through decades of steadfast moral values and family traditions.

Our Founding Principles

In 1983, our founder, Tom Casey, followed in his father’s footsteps to establish his own law practice. As a man of strong moral and ethical convictions, he envisioned a firm committed to providing equal access to justice for all. Tom recognized two types of lawyers: those who maintained the status quo and protected the elite versus those who disrupted it to give the “little guy” a chance.

He firmly believed that the rights of an individual are as significant as those of a corporation. His genuine care for others became the cornerstone of our practice, setting a precedent for all attorneys who joined us.

From day one, our firm embraced the fight for justice, unafraid to take cases to trial. We prepare every case as if it will go to trial, ensuring that our St. Louis personal injury lawyers consistently achieve maximum recovery for our clients in Missouri and Illinois.

Our Firm Over the Years

In February 1983, Tom Casey and Steve Meyerkord joined forces to establish Casey & Meyerkord, a professional corporation with offices at 1015 Locust Street in downtown St. Louis. They passionately served those who had been injured due to the negligence of others, handling various personal injury claims, from auto collisions to medical malpractice cases.

Their commitment to professionalism was exemplified by their choice to structure their company as a professional corporation. The firm’s name explicitly conveyed their status as professionals. The St. Louis personal injury lawyers leveraged their expertise to offer dedicated support during their clients’ most challenging moments. Together, they tirelessly pursued justice, regardless of the circumstances.

In 1998, Attorney Matt Devoti joined the firm, and in 2003, Tom’s son, Matt Casey, joined the team. Steve Meyerkord pursued a different career path, formally leaving the firm in 2004. This reorganization resulted in Matt Casey and Matt Devoti becoming partners, with Tom continuing as a partner — sharing his experience and passion for community involvement.

Tom Casey retired in 2017, making way for a new addition to the firm. Anne Brockland — a well-known St. Louis personal injury lawyer with a strong courtroom record — joined as a partner in 2018. This event marked the formation of Casey, Devoti & Brockland, reinforcing the firm’s strength as a dedicated advocate for victims in the St. Louis community and beyond.

In July 2021, the firm relocated to 3201 Washington Avenue in St. Louis, where we continue to serve our clients today.

The Future of Casey, Devoti & Brockland

As we look to the future, we remain dedicated to upholding Tom Casey’s legacy of prioritizing quality representation over the handling of a large number of cases. We carefully select our clients, staying true to our founding principles and helping community members find justice when facing unforeseen circumstances.

Our attorneys constantly refine their practice, expanding their expertise to handle even more complex medical malpractice cases. Together, we level the playing field for clients throughout metropolitan St. Louis, southeastern Missouri and southern Illinois.

As St. Louis personal injury lawyers, our dedication to justice and service to our community remains unwavering. If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, do not hesitate to contact Casey, Devoti & Brockland for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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