Attorney & Counselor



I trained at a Zen Buddhist monastery and worked as a carpenter for 19 years. I then completed a BA from the University at Buffalo (1988), a law degree from Northeastern University in Boston (1991) and a Masters from the Colorado School of Public Health (2012).

Click here to see his diplomas.

My Approach

As an attorney I pursue the goals of my clients. Yet counseling comes first: not how but whether to act. As an attorney I can’t just be a gun for hire. That is a disservice to my client. At the same time, I strive not to impose my own values.

Trial experience — seeing how things play out when they fall apart and end up in court — has honed my sensibilities. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., said it best: “The prophecies of what the courts will do in fact, and nothing more pretentious, are what I mean by the law.”

Casey also likes crosswording, hiking, bicycling, and playing with children.

Click here for portraits of Casey from a child's point of view.



Courts of Colorado (admitted 1991)
Colorado Federal District Court (admitted 1993)
Colorado Federal Bankruptcy Court (admitted 1993)
Courts of Massachusetts (admitted 1991)
Colorado & Denver Bar Associations (joined 1991)
Health Law Section Executive Council (2006 - 2007)
Colorado Board of Pharmacy Member (2019)


UC Hospital Medical Ethics Committee (since 1999)
Mercy Medical Center Ethics Committee (1994 - 1995)
Colorado Healthcare Ethics Forum Board (2016 - 2017)
Life Quality Institute (Palliative Ed) Board (2013 - 2014)


UC Forensic Psychiatry Program faculty (since 2006)
UC Center for Bioethics and the Humanities faculty (since 2004)
Senior Editor, Health Law Column, the Colorado Lawyer (since 2006)