Ed Casey, partner in Alston & Bird’s Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources Group, and Jim Evans, partner in the firm’s Labor & Employment Group, have been named among the top litigators in Los Angeles.
In its 2018 survey of the “Top Litigators in Los Angeles,” the Los Angeles Business Journal counts Casey and Evans among “50 of the very best litigators in the business … attorneys who go to the proverbial mat to fight for their clients. These are the lawyers you want in your corner in court.”
Casey was honored for his highly specialized litigation practice focusing on land use and other issues surrounding the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). A leader in land use law, Casey was highlighted for securing 25 wins at the trial and appellate levels over the past 10 years in defending against CEQA.
Evans was recognized for his extensive experience handling complex cases in state and federal courts, with a specialty in civil trial work focusing on employment and consumer class action litigation. He was noted for crafting arbitration agreements and class action waivers for many employers over the years to resolve complicated issues – contractual agreements whose enforceability was given a boost earlier this year by the U.S. Supreme Court in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis.