Meet your new Board of Governors: Matt Casey
Matt Casey, partner at Casey Devoti & Brockland in St. Louis, was elected as a District 11 representative to The Missouri Bar Board of Governors in August.
This summer, Missouri lawyers, voting in districts throughout the state, elected five new members to the 45-member Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar. Board members are elected to serve two-year terms, which begin with the bar’s Annual Meeting in late September.
Below, Casey, who earned his J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2000, shares his goals while serving on the board:
What made you interested in serving on the Board of Governors?
I believe that as a lawyer, it is not only our duty but our privilege to be actively engaged in our communities, both within the legal profession and beyond. I have always been interested in serving on The Missouri Bar Board of Governors because one of the best ways we can serve our community is by ensuring that justice is accessible to all. I see the Board of Governors as a platform to advocate for policies and initiatives that promote access to justice and make a meaningful difference in people's lives.
What part of being on the board are you most excited about?
I am most excited about getting to know and work with lawyers from different parts of the state. Up to now, most of my work and participation in bar associations has been centered in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
What do you want the lawyers you represent to know?
I believe strongly that upholding the highest standards of ethics and professionalism is a cornerstone of our profession. The general public will gain trust and confidence in all attorneys if we continue to work to maintain and enhance these principles within the Missouri legal community.
I am a fourth generation St. Louis attorney. But it was not always my plan to become a lawyer. I was a biology major in college and thought I wanted to get a doctorate in genetics. I did one year of genetics research after college and figured out pretty quickly that it was not for me. I guess it was fate.
What do you enjoy most about The Missouri Bar?
What I enjoy most about The Missouri Bar is the opportunity it provides to connect with and learn from lawyers from all corners of our state. The Missouri Bar is not just an organization; it's a diverse and vibrant community of legal professionals who bring their unique perspectives and experiences to the table. One of the most rewarding aspects of The Missouri Bar is the chance to build relationships and collaborate with lawyers from different backgrounds, practice areas, and regions of Missouri.