Casey Austin - Toxic Tort: Asbestos, Talc, Benzene, Pharmaceutical, Defense Lawyer, South Carolina - Maron Marvel - Maron Marvel

Casey L. Austin


Casey Austin has dedicated nearly 20 years of his legal career to defending companies in mass toxic tort litigation. He has a strategic and outcome-oriented approach to litigation. Casey’s goal is to get his clients the outcomes they want as cost-efficiently and quickly as possible. He approaches all aspects of his work with an analytical and even-keeled manner and believes trust, based on frank advice, is the basis of any successful client relationship.

A significant portion of Casey’s practice involves working on the national coordinating team for large national and international corporations with operations in several locations nationwide. In his role as NCC, he executes the firm’s overarching litigation strategy that he communicates and implements with local counsel throughout the United States. Casey’s risk management strategies mitigate risk and provide his clients with a sense of stability because costs are flatlined and make business decisions in other areas.

Casey defends product manufacturers, distributors, and industrial companies, in elevated-risk, complex cases in South Carolina, one of the most plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions in the country. He handles litigation concerning asbestos and other toxic chemicals, premises liability, and product liability claims. Casey also provides clients with representation as local counsel in South Carolina in various mass and toxic tort fields, including asbestos and talc, benzene, premises liability, opioid litigation, and personal injuries.

Casey believes in giving back to the community. For years, he has volunteered for the Tri-County Human Trafficking Taskforce and chaired the legal subcommittee from 2018 to 2019. He continues to provide legal counsel to survivors of human trafficking and help them rebuild their lives. He also volunteers for Pattison’s Academy, which provides comprehensive, year-round programs to support children with disabilities and their families.


Thomas Jefferson School of Law (J.D., 2005)

University of South Carolina (B.A., 2002)

Organizations/Committee Memberships

South Carolina Bar Association

Charleston Bar Association

Legal Assistance for Survivors of Trafficking (LAST)

Tri-County Human Trafficking Force

Published Articles/Speaking Engagements

Moderator, “In-House Counsel Perspective,” National Asbestos Litigation Conference, Perrin Conferences, Charleston, SC, September 12-13, 2023.

Speaker, “Managing the Risk to Your Business Caused by the Mallory Decision,” Maron Marvel Webinar, July 18, 2023.

Co-Author, “Will Mallory Reopen the Floodgates of Litigation Across the Nation?” July 22, 2022.