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The Gentleman Lawyer

Gerald McMahon has been killing them with kindness for 44 years

After 44 years of practice, Gerald "Jerry" McMahon has lost none of his zest for learning, and his experiences have only enhanced his ability to spin a story. Ask him about the two cases in his career he finds most memorable, and he'll first tell you the tale of a young lawyer thrown into a bitter divorce case. "I'd only been in practice about four years," he remembers. "The firm's senior partner brought in a client to see me: the well-to-do head of a furniture chain who had been married for …


Call Virginia Nelson anything, but don't call her mellow  

San Diego attorney Virginia C. Nelson has accomplished the impossible-discovering the existence of extra hours previously unknown to science in what was known, until recently, as the 24-hour day. How else to explain someone with a full-time legal practice and a part-time teaching career—not to mention her service on the American Board of Trial Advocates, president of the San Diego County Bar Association and the San Diego Inn of Court, and a position as arbitrator for the San Diego Superior …

An Attorney and a Gentleman

David Casey’s cool and composed approach to law has earned him some of the largest settlements and awards in San Diego history

You notice the tone of David Casey’s voice immediately. Even when he’s talking about an emotional topic, such as the American prisoners of war used as slave laborers during World War II, the words come out in a calm and even manner.   This serene 57-year-old is a partner in Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield, the same San Diego firm his late father, David Casey Sr., founded in 1947.   “My dad was the best friend in my life,” Casey says. “I remember, at a …

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