Casey Suszynski is an attorney in HKM's Civil Litigation Group, focusing her practice primarily on:
- Product Liability Defense
- Insurance Related Litigation
- Commercial Litigation
- Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
She represents clients on matters involving products liability, malpractice liability, personal injury, property damage and commercial disputes. Casey also has experience in toxic torts, business law, negotiations, coverage issues, property disputes, construction defect cases and collections. Further, Casey helps clients develop sound cybersecurity practices and data breach response plans, understand their obligations to data subjects, regulators, and other authorities, and represent them in cybersecurity related litigation.
Casey is licensed to practice in Minnesota and Wisconsin state courts, as well as the U.S. District Court of Minnesota and the U.S. District Court of Wisconsin, Eastern and Western Districts. She is a member of the Minnesota and Wisconsin State Bar Associations.
Casey received her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law and her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Following law school, Casey clerked for a state court judge in Anchorage, Alaska and was in private practice for five years with a firm in Eau Claire, Wisconsin before joining HKM.
She previously served on the Eau Claire Waterways and Parks Commission and Citizens Advisory Committee. She also served as the Secretary for the Eau Claire County Bar Association.
In her spare time, Casey enjoys running, hiking, golf, tennis, fitness and traveling.
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
- Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA)
- State Bar of Wisconsin
- Minnesota Insurers Evaluate Claims Practices in the Wake of Peterson Decision, October 2020
- General Data Protection Regulation: What U.S. Companies Should Know, August 2018
- Modernizing Wisconsin Tort Law: Tort Reform and Assembly Bill 773, April 2018
- Swan Song for Swanson? Why Purchasing Subrogation Interests is not a Prerequisite to Seeking Collateral Offsets for Medical Provider Discounts in Minnesota HKM Legal News – February 2017
- Bifurcate or Beware — Recent Wisconsin Case Highlights the Necessity of Bifurcating Coverage and Liability Questions for Wisconsin Insurers HKM Legal News – February 2017
- Malmberg Development Corporation and Victoria Property, LLC v. Bavaria Land Co., LLC, et al. 10-CV-17-695 (Carver Cty, MN 2017): Buyer of vacant commercial property alleged seller negligently failed to disclose the fact that the soil was contaminated with petroleum and therefore not developable without significant remediation. Seller alleged local co-op that owned an adjacent gas station in the 1990’s caused the contamination. Obtained summary judgment for the co-op.
- Burgeson v. Hildi, Inc., et al. 27-CV-16-16754 (Hennepin Cty, MN, 2018): Divorcee alleged the actuary who valued his wife’s federal pension during their divorce proceedings committed negligence and fraudulently misrepresented the value of the pension during his divorce proceedings. Obtained summary judgment for the actuary.
- Hull v. Glewwe, et al. 2017-CV-000086 (Burnett Cty, WI 2017): Two men fell from a roof during a roofing project. Homeowner alleged hired subcontractor’s negligence caused the fall and his resulting significant personal injuries. Obtained summary judgment for the contractor and insurance company.
- T.W. Vending, et al. v. COD Food Services, et al. 3:17-CV-00529 (W. Dist of WI, 2018) Trade secret claim arising out Defendants’ alleged solicitation of Plaintiffs’ proprietary and trade secret information which Defendants allegedly used to develop their own competing product and company. Won several discovery motions including a motion for sanctions before obtaining a favorable settlement for the client.
- Peoples State Bank v. Deedon, et al. 2013-CV-985 (Marathon Cty, WI, 2017); 2016AP331 (Wisc. Court of Appeals 2017): An insurance company in a case where a bank alleged a grain company induced the bank to loan it money which it would not have but for the fraudulent financial documentation submitted with the loan application. Obtained an order declaring the insurer had no duty to defend or indemnify the grain company. Successfully defended the subsequent appeal.
- Lu, et al. v. Heck, et al. 62-CV-15-5636 (Ramsey Cty, MN 2017): Company alleged accountant committed malpractice by missing a deadline to appeal a substantial sales tax order. Obtained favorable nuisance value settlement.
- Wallace, et al. v. Central Mud Racing Association, Inc. 2013-CV-499 (Eau Claire Cty, WI 2016): Five Plaintiffs, one claiming damages in excess of $3 million dollars, sustained injuries when a mud racing vehicle left a mud racing track and entered the area where the Plaintiffs were observing the race. Defense verdict following a two-week trial (less than 2 hours of deliberation). Successfully defended the subsequent appeal.
- Kedrowski v. Valters Aviation, et al. 62-CV-12-9581 (Ramsey Cty, MN 2016): Small plane crash resulting in catastrophic injuries to pilot. Allegation that the crash was caused by a defective fuel pump designed and manufactured by Defendants. After a 4-week trial and post-trial motions, judgment as a matter of law granted in favor of Defendants setting aside verdict of $27 + million.
- Clorisa L. Scheffler v. Society Insurance, 2014CV000476 (Eau Claire Cty, WI 2015): Plaintiff allegedly slipped, fell and suffered personal injuries as the result of an alleged negligently maintained bar. Defense verdict.
- Glen W. Mills v. Anne E Brown, 2015CV000014 (Rusk Cty, WI 2015): Represented a Plaintiff who alleged contractor fraudulently induced her to deed a multimillion dollar home to the contractor in order to obtain financing to finish the home construction project on time. After completion, contractor sought to evict Plaintiff. Bench trial resulted in a finding for the Plaintiff.
- Dale Riddle v. Patricia L Rohwer-Nutter et al. (Dane Cty, WI 2011): Man allegedly bitten by a dog at a dog park alleged he suffered significant personal injuries as a result of the dog bite. Obtained a favorable verdict after jury trial.