Casey Shaw is an experienced litigator in grsm’s San Diego office, and an active member of the Tribal, Appellate, Government, Insurance, and Environmental/Toxic Tort practice groups. His practice spans the gamut of civil defense cases, focusing in personal injury, commercial liability, governance, land use, ERISA, and appellate matters. Mr. Shaw possesses a heavy law and motion background with proven success defending claims from pre-litigation through discovery and dispositive motions. He additionally has extensive government advisory experience working with various California Indian tribes and Southern California public agencies.
Tribal Law / Government / Administrative Law
Mr. Shaw regularly defends California tribal governments and tribal officials in a broad range of civil litigation matters, from premises liability, to wrongful death, to tribal law enforcement, to governance and oversight. He zealously upholds his clients’ sovereign immunity, quashing or dismissing several lawsuits improperly filed in state and federal court through his ardent and proven motion practice. His governmental background lends itself to successful representation of tribal officials by asserting their various personal immunities in developing areas of the law.
Before joining GRSM, Mr. Shaw practiced for a decade representing various Southern California cities and public agencies in both litigation and advisory capacities, focusing in land use, CEQA, inverse condemnation, eminent domain, environmental, dangerous condition of public property, development, employment, and general liability matters.
Appeals & Writs
Mr. Shaw’s vast civil litigation and legal writing background lends itself to a broad appellate practice, welcoming all varieties of client appellate needs. He has briefed and argued several state and federal appeals, both in civil and criminal arenas, consistently guiding clients to success. Mr. Shaw also has extensive experience handling writ of mandate and extraordinary relief actions to accommodate his clients’ unique and emergency needs.
Health Care & ERISA
Mr. Shaw regularly defends health care insurers in arbitration and litigation brought under both ERISA and state law. These cases involve a variety of issues including claims brought against health insurers by both their members and health care providers. He has successfully resolved several breach of contract, bad faith, and underpayment of benefits claims for a fraction of the damages initially alleged.
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel
San Manuel Tribal Court
Tule River Tribal Court
State Bar of California, Public Law Section
San Diego County Bar Association