Kasey Johnson represents clients in complex commercial litigation at the trial and appellate level. She has represented clients in commercial litigation cases, product liability, personal injury, financial services, insurance defense and employment matters. Kasey is an experienced case manager who utilizes complex strategy and problem solving at all stages of litigation. Prior to joining RBF in 2017, Kasey developed significant courtroom and litigation experience. Specifically, Kasey has substantial experience working with experts and taking depositions, including named parties, critical fact witnesses, and expert witnesses. She has also successfully argued numerous motions in state and federal courts across the country.
Kasey began her legal career as an associate in a large, full-service law firm before moving to a litigation firm focused on trial and appellate work. Kasey also served as a law clerk in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Denver. Kasey earned her law degree Order of St. Ives from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. While there, she was a recipient of the Academic Excellence Scholarship, the Richard Greengard Named and Endowed Scholarship, and won the Scholastic Excellence Award in Torts. She also holds a master’s degree, summa cum laude, in higher education from the University of Mississippi and a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Drake University, in law, politics, and society. Prior to practicing law, Kasey twice earned NCAA Division I Academic All-American honors in Track and Field before competing on the professional Track and Field circuit as a 100-meter hurdler.
SPECIFIC AREAS OF PRACTICE
- Complex Civil and Commercial Litigation
- Product Liability
- Personal Injury
- Insurance Defense
- Financial Services
Obtained dismissal with prejudice and an award of attorneys’ fees and costs for prominent public utilities company in a personal injury lawsuit.
Secured voluntary dismissal with prejudice, without any payment by client, in a negligence and wrongful death lawsuit the week after deposing the plaintiffs.
Successfully argued in favor of a contested motion to dismiss for failure to prosecute resulting in dismissal with prejudice and a large fee award for insurance-company client. The order and fee award were upheld by the Colorado Court of Appeals.
Took 17 depositions in a product liability case with a high seven-figure demand and multiple fatalities. These depositions led to a de minimus settlement less than one week after the conclusion of the depositions.
Obtained dismissal with prejudice and an award of attorneys’ fees and costs for prominent auto manufacturer in leading lemon law case, the outcome of which could have resulted in multiple lawsuits against the manufacturer.
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
- American Bar Association
- Colorado Bar Association
- Colorado Women’s Bar Association
- Legal Services Committee
- Denver Bar Association
- Colorado Civil Justice League
- Legal Night- Mi Casa Volunteer
Admitted to Practice
U.S. District Courts:
District of Colorado
U.S. Attorney’s Office
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
J.D., Order of St. Ives
University of Mississippi
Master of Arts, summa cum laude
Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude