Casey M. Bruner
Primary Practice: Litigation
- J.D., Seattle University School of Law, 2015, magna cum laude, Seattle University Law Review
- B.A., University of Washington, 2009
Casey Bruner represents clients in litigation and dispute resolution matters. He has successfully represented individuals, small businesses, municipalities, and Fortune 500 companies in a broad spectrum of subject areas including, professional and medical negligence, premises liability, contract disputes, construction defect and injury, and employment matters.
Casey has also represented individuals, public officials, media companies, and corporations on Public Records Act litigation. He is a member of Washington Coalition for Open Government and is actively involved in government transparency public policy issues.
Casey received his undergraduate education from the University of Washington and then attended Seattle University School of Law, where he received the CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Comprehensive Trial Advocacy. During law school, Casey interned for Senior Judge Lonny Suko and Magistrate Judge James Hutton in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. After law school, he clerked for Senior Judge Edward F. Shea, also in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington.
Prior to joining Witherspoon Kelley, Casey practiced at a trial and litigation firm in Seattle, where he represented individuals and businesses in all matters of civil litigation.
- Licensed to practice in Washington
- Joined Witherspoon Kelley in 2018
- Obtained summary judgment and dismissal in favor of a Fortune 500 company in a premises liability lawsuit.
- Obtained summary judgment on behalf of professional construction drafting company in a construction defect lawsuit.
- Negotiated a full dismissal with prejudice on behalf of one of the country's largest emergency medical services providers.
- Assisted in obtaining arbitration defense judgment in favor of a large, central Washington hospital in a medical negligence suit.
- Assisted in obtaining judgment against a large, commercial manufacturer for breach of contract.
- United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington
- United States District Court, Western District of Washington
- Washington State
- Board Member, Washington Coalition for Open Government, 2018-Present
- Member, WSBA's Judicial Recommendation Committee, 2018 – Present.
- Member, Spokane County Bar Association
- Chair, WSBA's Trial Advocacy Program, 2016 – 2017.
- Chair Elect, WSBA's Trial Advocacy Program, 2015 – 2016.
Presentations & Publications:
Appellate Case Law Survey, Spokane County Bar Association's Appellate Practice CLE (June 1, 2018)
Trial Advocacy Training Provides Invaluable “In Court” Practice, NW Lawyer, (September 2017)
Civil Voir Dire Case Law Update (CLE), Floyd, Pflueger & Ringer, P.S. (October 11, 2016)
Ninth Circuit Case Law Update (CLE), 10th ANNUAL FEDERAL CIVIL TRIAL PRACTICE SEMINAR, Benton-Franklin County Bar Association (May 13, 2016)
Authorized Investigation: A Temperate Alternative to Cyber-Insecurity, 38 Seattle U. L. Rev. 1463 (2015)
Cyber Insecurity, in 15 FOR 2015: FORECASTS FOR THE ASIA-PACIFIC 18 (Rachel Wagley ed., The National Bureau of Asian Research, 2015)