22342 Avenida Empresa, Suite 200 Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 1-949-766-8787

Thomas H. Casey


Experience:
Thomas H. Casey has vast experience in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases including his fiduciary services as a bankruptcy trustee and Court appointed receiver. Commencing with his position as a Staff Attorney for the Office of the U.S. Trustee, he has more than 30 years of experience as an attorney, bankruptcy trustee and court appointed receiver. Thomas H. Casey has lectured numerous times for the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum and the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Orange County Bar Association. He has been a Panel Bankruptcy Trustee in the Santa Ana Division, Central District of California, from 1993 to the present and has been awarded the highest AV rating by Martindale- Hubbell.


Education:
Mr. Casey received his Bachelor of Arts from Fairfield University in 1982, and his Juris Doctorate from New England School of Law. He was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1986, and was admitted to the California bar, the United States District Court, Central District of California, and the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, in 1988.

Awards:
Awarded an AV rating by Martindale–Hubbell, the national facilitator of a peer review process that rates attorneys. This AV rating is the highest possible rating for attorneys based on legal ability and ethical standards.
Santa Ana Division:
2012-2013 Mediator Who Settled the Most Number of Mediations, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, Santa Ana Division (2-way tie)
2010-2011 Mediator Who Settled the Most Number of Mediations, Santa Ana Division
2006-2007 Mediator Who Settled the Most Number of Mediations, Santa Ana Division (5–way tie)
2003-2004 Most Frequently Chosen Mediator, Santa Ana Division
2002-2003 Mediator Who Settled the Most Number of Mediations, Santa Ana Division(3–way tie)

Published Opinions:
In re Staffer, 262 B.R. 80 (9th Cir. BAP 2001); In re Staffer, 306 F3d 967 (9th Circuit 2002); and In re Kerlo, 311 B.R. 256 (Bankr. C.D. Cal. 2004).
California Bankruptcy Journal, 1989, “Observations of the U.S. Trustee Concerning Fee Applications”.

Member:
Orange county Bar Association (Member, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section); Orange County Bankruptcy Forum; Past member of Board of Directors of Orange County Bankruptcy Forum; Mediation Panel for U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California 1995–present; Settlement Officer for U.S. District Court, Central District of California 1996–2017; National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, 1993–present.