Our commitment to personal service doesn’t end with our law firm clients. We believe it is our duty to extend our personal service to the community at-large. Our servant leadership roles take many forms – from leading professional associations to volunteering for civic and charitable organizations.
Below is a list of organizations that are important to us. We hope you enjoy learning about these organizations and the wonderful services each provides to the community.
The Gateway Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a fundraising arm, whose purpose is to advance fundraising efforts, research and community awareness for children and adults living with Cystic Fibrosis in the St. Louis area. Having family members afflicted with the disease, Matt Devoti works tirelessly to assist the foundation. For many years, he has been a key planner and ‘co-host’ of the Gateway CFF Annual Wine Opener and has biked several times in the local CFF Cycle For Life event. His steadfast commitment to the foundation led to an invitation to join the board of directors in 2012. In 2014, Gateway CFF honored Matt with the Outstanding Advocate Award. In 2017, Matt took the reigns as Board President. During his tenure as president, the annual Wine Opener had its most successful year to-date – raising over $100,000 for the local chapter. Recently, the Gateway chapter and the national Board of Trustees appointed Matt to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s National Leadership Council. Matt currently serves on the foundation’s Executive Board. The firm has also been a major supporter of Gateway CFF for many years – serving as a corporate sponsor for two of the foundation’s main fundraisers, The Wine Opener and the ‘Reach For A Star’ gala.
St. Martha’s Hall helps abused women and their children break the cycle of violence in their lives by offering safe, confidential shelter and services. The services provided enable battered women and their children to move beyond the violence and seek a new path of healing and hope. Partner Matt Devoti served as a member of the board of directors from 2012 to 2018. Over the years, the firm has hosted several collection drives for the shelter. With the help of clients, colleagues, friends and family, the firm was able to donate over 300 boxes of cereal and over 200 rolls of toilet paper to the shelter.
Matt Casey is a life-long resident of Richmond Heights, Missouri. In April 2017, Matt Casey concluded his second term as a Richmond Heights City Council Member. Matt was thrilled to have the opportunity to serve on the council and to work with residents and the local business community on projects that will strengthen and grow the city for future generations. The Casey family has a long history of service to the City of Richmond Heights. Matt’s father, Tom Casey, a founding Casey & Devoti Partner, also served as a Council Member and worked as the city’s prosecuting attorney for many years.
As personal injury attorneys Matt Casey and Matt Devoti have seen, far too often, the devastating effects of distracted driving. In 2014, feeling compelled to do something about this epidemic, Matt and Matt partnered with the Injury Board’s 60 For Safety program called EndDD.org (End Distracted Driving). Each year, they deliver this powerful presentation, free of charge, to high school students throughout metropolitan St. Louis and southeastern Missouri. The presentation is designed to educate young drivers on the importance of recognizing and eliminating distractions while driving. To date, they have delivered the presentation to over 5,000 students at nine area high schools. They recently expanded their audience by offering an adult version of the presentation, which can be given in corporate settings.
Matt Casey is an active member of Little Flower Catholic Church and recently joined the Administration & Finance Commission. Previously, he served as a member of the Parish Steering Committee, as Lay Director of Youth Soccer and as President of the Parish Council.
Matt Devoti is an active member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church and School in south St. Louis City. He has served on the Stewardship Committee, the ACTS Team and the school auction committee. He previously coached his daughter’s St. Gabriel softball team and currently serves as assistant coach for his son’s St. Gabriel baseball team.
Harris House is a charitable, not for profit corporation whose primary purpose is to help alcoholic and chemically dependent persons achieve sobriety and become useful, healthy and productive individuals. Implicit in its mission is giving people the opportunity to experience the miracle of their own recovery, regardless of race, creed, or economic status. Tom Casey, retired founding Casey & Devoti Partner, served on the board of directors of Harris House for many years.