Katherine C. ("Kasey") Wagner is an experienced attorney whose practice focuses on personal injury, nursing home abuse, assisted living facility neglect, automobile accidents, truck accidents, dog bites and attacks, defective products, workplace injuries, wrongful deaths, and insurance claims.
Kasey is a native Floridian, who graduated magna cum laude from Wake Forest University in North Carolina in 2000 with a double-major in both Politics and Sociology. Kasey continued her education at Wake Forest University School of Law, attending law school on a full-ride scholarship, graduating in the top third of her class, and competing nationally on the Association of Trial Lawyers of America’s trial team.
Following her graduation from law school in 2004, Kasey spent five years representing insurance companies and self-insured corporations defending personal injury claims. She then took that experience and began working for injured individuals. Kasey’s experience in insurance defense gave her an insider’s look at the methods used by insurers and their lawyers, and has equipped her well to pursue claims on behalf of those who have been injured by another’s negligence. Kasey successfully handled cases across the state, conducting depositions and mediations, arguing motions, and trying cases, and she was repeatedly named a Rising Star by the North Carolina Super Lawyers publication from 2011-2014, a distinction achieved by less than three percent of the lawyers in the state.
In 2012, Kasey moved to Jacksonville to be closer to family, while continuing to handle cases back in North Carolina. After settling her last North Carolina case, Kasey practiced with the Dearing Law Firm assisting with complex business litigation matters. Kasey also served as an Adjunct Professor at Florida Coastal School of Law, where she taught classes in Pretrial Litigation Drafting, Advanced Florida Bar Studies, and Public Speaking. Kasey then joined The Lawrence Law Group to return to her work handling cases for injured individuals.
Kasey believes strongly in serving her community, and regularly volunteers on cases for clients through the Jacksonville Area Legal Aid office. Kasey is also an active member of the Jacksonville Bar Association, serving on the Pro Bono and Judicial Relations Committees, and as a JBA mentor for new attorneys. Kasey sits on the Board of Directors for the Jacksonville Justice Association, which is a local non-profit organization of civil justice attorneys who represent people who have been injured by the negligence of others. Kasey also serves on the Board of Directors for Three Rivers Legal Services, a legal aid non-profit corporation that provides free civil legal services to low-income, eligible clients in seventeen counties in North Florida. Additionally, Kasey works on the planning committee for ExZOOberation, the annual fundraising gala that benefits the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, and served as a co-chair for the 2017 event. Kasey's interests include spending time with her husband and twin daughters, traveling, scuba diving, boating, working out, and running.
J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 2004
Excellence for the Future Award, highest grade in Legal Research & Writing
Excellence for the Future Award, highest grade in Law & Medicine
Excellence for the Future Award, highest grade in Criminal Law
B.A., Wake Forest University, 2000
Majors: Politics, Sociology
Dean’s List all semesters
Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society
Golden Key National Honor Society
Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society)
Alpha Kappa Delta (National Sociology Honor Society)
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 2014
North Carolina State Courts, 2004 (Inactive)
United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 2005 (Inactive)
United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, 2005 (Inactive)
United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, 2004 (Inactive)
Super Lawyers Rising Star, Florida, 2017
Super Lawyers Rising Star, Florida, 2016
Super Lawyers Rising Star, North Carolina, 2014
Super Lawyers Rising Star, North Carolina, 2013
Super Lawyers Rising Star, North Carolina, 2012
Super Lawyers Rising Star, North Carolina, 2011
Florida Bar Association
Jacksonville Bar Association
Jacksonville Justice Association
Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association
Florida Association for Women Lawyers
American Association for Justice