Having the opportunity to help others was what drew Casey Black to law school and what now draws her to Plaintiff’s work. “Many of our clients are hardworking people who have had something tragic happen to them, and they need our help. As plaintiff’s attorneys we can help them without putting financial pressure on them.”
Casey has always been passionate about investing her time within the community. She currently volunteers at an annual bluegrass concert in Cresson, PA to raise money for Make-A-Wish kids, and also works on a Cookies with Santa program that enables her to work with children with developmental delays and to ensure children receive books for Christmas. Casey also volunteers with the Petey Greene Program to tutor inmates at the Allegheny County Jail. She considers education to be one of the most powerful tools a person can possess and is passionate about both prison and education reform.
Casey went on to graduate college with a Bachelor of Science in Philosophy from Duquesne University. She was on the Dean’s List every semester, belonged to numerous honor societies, and graduated Magna Cum Laude. In the Fall of 2018, she enrolled at Duquesne University School of Law. She went on to enjoy further success while keeping true to her desire to help people in her community by becoming a part of the Trial Advocacy program, the Family Law Pro Bono Clinic, and the Women’s Law Association. A consummate leader, Casey was Treasurer of the Student Bar Association and Vice President of the Public Interest Law Association.
During law school, Casey was able to fulfill her desire to help people as she put her legal knowledge to good use by working at the Duquesne Family Law Pro Bono Clinic representing income-qualified clients in child custody, support, divorce, and abuse matters. She spent her first summer of law school working on criminal appeals for wrongfully convicted individuals. During her second and third year, she worked at Robert Peirce & Associates, PC where she was exposed to plaintiff’s litigation matters, including personal injury, product liability, pharmaceutical torts, nursing home neglect, and civil rights violations.
Casey graduated from Duquesne Law School with honors and was chosen to receive the Law School Mission Award, aptly being recognized for having a special sensitivity to ethical and moral concerns for the betterment of society. She also was selected as a member of the Justice L. Manderino Honor Society for excellence in courtroom advocacy, as well as participating in the Leadership Fellow Program. Immediately after graduation, Casey was hired as a full-time employee of the Robert Peirce & Associates, PC law team.
In her role at Robert Peirce & Associates, PC, Casey continues working at what she is most passionate about--helping people. Casey works on Civil Rights cases as well as Medical Malpractice and Catastrophic Death cases.
Casey grew up in Cresson, PA, loves to ski, and is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan who enjoys watching and going to games with her brother, Cody. She now resides in Downtown Pittsburgh with her beloved 117-pound German Shepherd named Rooney.
“It is a true privilege to be a part of a profession that enables me to advocate for others who are often going through difficult times, and I feel even more blessed that I’m able to do so at a firm that places just as high a value on empathy and justice as I do.”
- Duquesne University (BA in Philosophy), 2014 - 2017
- Duquesne University School of Law (JD), 2018 - 2021
- Pennsylvania Supreme Court
- U.S. District Court for Western District of PA
- U.S. District Court for Eastern District of PA
- U.S. District Court for Middle District of PA
- Allegheny County Bar Association
- American Association for Justice
Area(s) of Expertise
- Working in medical malpractice department
Awards / Accolades
- Law School Mission Award
- Selected by faculty as having a “special sensitivity to ethical and moral concerns and having applied legal skills to actual problem solving for the good of individual clients, for the betterment of society, and in the furtherance of justice”
- Justice Louis L. Manderino Honor Society
- Selected for exhibiting “excellence in courtroom advocacy”