Mr. Casselman joins ADR Services, Inc. after more than 40 years of experience as one of California’s top trial lawyers, uniquely representing both plaintiffs and defendants for his entire career. He became a founding member of Wasserman, Comden & Casselman LLP in 1982 and remained the lead trial partner until 2013, when he formed Casselman Law Group.
As lead trial counsel, Mr. Casselman successfully secured some of the largest verdicts in the State of California, including two of the top ten verdicts in the same year. He has consistently handled major cases, securing multiple eight and nine figure verdicts and settlements, including an $84 million settlement with Caltrans, which was reported to be the largest settlement in the history of Santa Barbara County at the time. He has also defended many cases with pre-trial claims of that magnitude and larger, resulting in defense verdicts or early, favorable settlements.
Mr. Casselman is a former President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, an invitation-only national organization of trial lawyers. He later served as President of Cal-ABOTA, representing all chapters in California. In 2006, he was honored with the Los Angeles Chapter’s Lee B. Wenzel Civility Award, which recognizes attorneys who “elevate the standards of integrity, honor, and courtesy in the legal profession.”