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Patrick A. Casey joined Myers, Brier & Kelly, LLP in 2004. Pat’s practice concentrates on federal and state criminal trial and appellate advocacy. Before joining Myers, Brier & Kelly, LLP, he served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender from 1992 to 2004.

Pat Casey has served as lead counsel in federal jury trials involving charges of bank fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, tax evasion; counterfeit; obstruction of justice; bribery and among other white-collar crimes.

Pat Casey has asserted violations of the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth amendments to the United States Constitution on behalf of clients.  Illegal searches and seizures (United States v. Winston, 3:02-CR-278, M.D.Pa.), immunity violations (United States v. Pagnotti, 507 F. Supp.2d 494 (M.D. Pa. Sept. 4, 2007)), evidentiary issues (United States v. Watson, 260 F.3d 301 (3d Cir. 2001)(FRE 704(b)); United States v. Lopez, 340 F.3d 169 (3d Cir. 2003)(FRE 801)), sufficiency of the evidence arguments (United States v. Wolfe, 245 F.3d 257 (3d Cir. 2001); United States v. Zavrel, 384 F.3d 130 (3d Cir. 2004)), acquittals (United States v. Rawlings 3:01-CR-067, M.D.Pa.; United States v. Rhodes 3:04-CR-373, M.D.Pa.), and sentencing departures (United States v. Sweeting, 213 F.3d 95 (3d Cir. 2000)) are some of the litigation results.

Pat has been honored by his peers every year since 2010 as one of Pennsylvania’s Super Lawyers and has been selected as one of the “Top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers” since 2019.

Professional/Civic:

  • President-elect, Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, National Board of Trial Advocacy, Criminal Law Advocate, 2007-present
  • Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocate By the National Board of Trial Advocacy

Publications/Speaking Engagements:

  • Co-authored with Donna A. Walsh, Esq., “Can Violating a Work Rule Make You a Criminal?” The Champion, (September/October 2013).
  • “Electronic Evidence: The Ever-Expanding Frontier,” Utilizing Forensic Science in Criminal Cases, Aspatore Books (2013).
  • Co-authored with his father Lt. Gen. Aloysius G. Casey, USAF (Ret.), Velocity: Speed with Direction (download), a biography of Gen. Jerome F. O’Malley published by Air University Press, Maxwell, Alabama in 2007.
  • Co-authored with his father, Lt. Gen. Aloysius G. Casey, USAF (Ret.), “Lavelle, Nixon and the White House Tapes” published in Air Force Magazine, February 2007. The article was commented upon by investigative reporter Seymor M. Hersh in The New Yorker on March 26, 2007 under the title “Authorizations.”

Professional Teachings

  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute Criminal Law Symposium on June 5, 2014. Donna A. Walsh, Esq., and Pat presented on the issue of immunity.
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute Criminal Law Symposium on June 1, 2012. Pat reviewed the decision of Missouri v. Frye, 566 U.S. 134 (2012); Lafler v. Cooper, 566 U.S. 156 (2012), and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
  • Adjunct Professor: University of Scranton, School of Management and Marketing 1988-2004, “The Legal Environment of Business” Mgt. 251

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of PA
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S Supreme Court

Education:

  • LL.M., Trial Advocacy, Temple University Beasley School of Law, 2001
  • J. D., Creighton University School of Law, 1987
  • B.A. and M.A., University of Scranton, 1984

Focus of Practice:

White Collar Criminal Defense and Criminal Defense