Together, Casey and Jacqui each have a knack for telling stories — blending the bland elements of the law into digestible bits that humanize their clients to the judge and jury.
And that starts with understanding where their clients are coming from and realizing that the arrests and charges they are defending could happen to anyone.
With every client, Casey places himself in their shoes, attempting to relive the situations, pressures, and decisions his client has faced and to find feelings he can identify with. Then, he’s ready to tell their story.
Wins in Casey’s line of work are found in interesting ways. Sometimes just getting the proper documents from the other side can feel like a win. Even more satisfying is being able to form personal relationships with clients and empower them to believe in themselves despite their accusations.
Of course, the greatest part of the job is when justice is served. Casey has recently found inspiration in representing wrongfully arrested Black Lives Matter protesters, giving him hope for the next generation of change-makers.
In his free time, Casey enjoys sailing and bass fishing, although he’s rarely able to bring along his Red Bone Coon/Basset Hound mix, Bernie.
He’s also a die-hard DeadHead.
Although Casey is not necessarily bringing about change the way he had originally imagined, his work allows him to uphold the values he’s always tried to fight for.
Not only does he get to help with changes and justice for individual people on an individual level, but he also gets to see how the sum of those changes can have an impact on judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement on a larger scale.
And when that happens, and the criminal justice system starts to change in that way, he knows he’s making a difference.