Casey G. Watkins

Tel 856.761.3455
Fax 856.761.1020
New Jersey

Casey G. Watkins is an associate in the Litigation Department and Product Liability and Mass Tort Group. Casey advises clients on complex regulatory and liability issues, class-action suits, and matters regarding consumer products and manufacturing. Casey litigates on behalf of clients in the automotive, consumer products, energy, and financial industries.

Prior to attending law school, Casey gained experience drafting technical specifications and drawings in the engineering industry. He also has experience as a certified automotive parts professional with significant knowledge of a wide range of vehicle component systems.

Judicial Clerkship

Judicial clerk, Hon. Jaynee LaVecchia, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 2013-2014

Judicial Internship

Judicial intern, Hon. Patty Shwartz, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2012

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

New Jersey State Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

Recognition & Accomplishments

The Legal 500 US, Product liability, mass tort and class action – automotive/transport - defense, 2019


Co-author, "DOT's AV Guidance "3.0" Advances Infrastructure Communications and Commercial Vehicle Criteria," Ballard Spahr alert, October 8, 2018

Co-author, "Ignition MDL Flips Switch on Longstanding Manifestation Requirement," Ballard Spahr alert, September 14, 2018

Co-author, "Class Counsel Say 'Rats!' to California Court's Rejection of Design-Based Warranty Claims," Ballard Spahr Alert, June 15, 2018

Co-author, "Daimler Here to Stay: SCOTUS Overturns California Court’s Exercise of Jurisdiction Over Out-of-State Plaintiffs," Ballard Spahr alert, June 20, 2017  

Co-author, "NHTSA Issues Guidance for Manufacturers of Highly Automated Vehicles," Ballard Spahr alert, September 21, 2016

Co-author, "First Fatality Signals Bumpy Road to Autonomous Vehicle Development," Ballard Spahr alert, July 5, 2016

Co-author, "Prompted by Independent Study, EPA Issues Notice of Violation to Volkswagen for Circumventing Federal Emissions Standards," Ballard Spahr alert, September 22, 2015

Co-author, "Third Circuit Clarifies Article III Standing for Absent Class Members, Impact of Comcast," Ballard Spahr alert, July 24, 2015

Co-author, "California Federal Court Decertifies Second Damages Class in as Many Months," Ballard Spahr alert, December 18, 2014

Note Author, "Wireless Liability: Liability Concerns for Operators of Unsecured Wireless Networks," 65 Rutgers L. Rev. 635, 2013

"Whaling in the Antarctic: Case Analysis and Suggestions for the Future," 25 N.Y. Int'l L. Rev. 49, 2012

Community Activities

Casey has served several times as a mock trial judge for first-year law student oral arguments at Rutgers School of Law-Newark. In addition, Casey is a member of the Sports Car Club of America and regularly competes in regional autocross competitions.

Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey School of Law-Newark (J.D. 2013, cum laude)
Commentaries Editor, Rutgers Law Review
Legal Research and Writing Teaching Associate
Recipient, Aaron Lasser and Honorable Lawrence L. Lasser Scholarship and Gayton A. Rotunda Scholarship
Participant, Eric R. Neisser Pro Bono Service Program
Winner of the 2012 Albert S. Pergam International Law Writing Competition Award

University of Idaho (B.S. 2008)
Recipient, Robert R. Lee Promise Scholarship and Idaho Academic Scholarship

New Jersey

New York (pending)


U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey