Nathan T. Metzger
The founder and manager of the firm, Mr. Metzger was born in Columbia City, Indiana on December 30, 1968. Mr. Metzger attended the University of Texas at Austin where he graduated with an honors degree from the Plan II Liberal Arts Honors Program in 1993. The University of Texas Plan II Honors Program is considered by many to be the Ivy League Liberal Arts education of the southwest, see www.utexas.edu/cola/progs/plan2/about/. While in college, Mr. Metzger received recognition on the Dean’s List and was awarded the University of Texas Liberal Arts Outstanding Achievement Award in 1991.
Mr. Metzger received an Academic Fellowship to attend the Indiana University School of Law, graduating in 1996. During his time in law school, he received recognition on the Dean’s List and was an Editor for the Indiana University Law School Journal of Global Legal Studies.
Following law school, Mr. Metzger moved to Phoenix, Arizona and in 1998 was Law Clerk and Bailiff to the Honorable Anna Baca of the Maricopa County Superior Court, where he gained an insider’s understanding of the jury system and the keys to successful civil trial practice.
Since that time, he has focused his practice on handling wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases. Mr. Metzger has substantial experience in cases involving: dram shop liability; gas explosion accidents; amputation; paraplegia; quadriplegia; complex regional pain syndrome; brain injury; trucking accidents; construction accidents; automobile accidents; defective products; premises liability; nursing home negligence; and allegations of sexual molestation.
Mr. Metzger has successfully defended numerous cases in jury trials, arbitrations and mediations in federal and state courts. Mr. Metzger has practiced all over the State of Arizona, including the Superior Courts of: Maricopa County; Mohave County; Gila County; Cochise County; Pima County; Pinal County; Coconino County; Santa Cruz County; Yavapai County and Yuma County. Mr. Metzger has also defended numerous cases around the State of Arizona on Indian Tribal lands, including the Colorado River Indian Tribe, Ft. McDowell Yavapai Nation, and the Gila River Indian Community.
Insurance coverage analysis (including the taking of Examinations Under Oath) and insurance bad faith defense are additional areas of expertise for Mr. Metzger and the firm.
Mr. Metzger is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, the Maricopa County Bar Association, the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, as well as the Defense Research Institute (DRI), where he served on the Diversity Committee.
Perry E. Casazza
Mr. Casazza is an associate attorney with the firm. He was born in Huntsville, Alabama and graduated from the University of Alabama in 1999 with a degree in Secondary Math Education. He attended Drake University School of Law in Des Moines, Iowa and graduated with Honors with a Juris Doctorate degree in 2002. A member of law review while at Drake, his student note was published in the Drake Law Review in the fall of 2002.
After graduating law school, Mr. Casazza worked in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the areas of insurance subrogation and defense. He moved to Arizona in 2003 and since then has practiced in a variety of litigation areas, including personal injury, wrongful death, residential and commercial landlord and tenant law, real estate transactions, construction defect, business disputes, and collections.
Mr. Casazza has prevailed in a number of jury trials and two appeals to the Arizona Court of Appeals. He has appeared in a wide variety of venues, including the Superior Courts of Maricopa, Yavapai, Pinal and Pima Counties, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Arizona Office of Administrative Hearings.
Mr. Casazza is the former Worthy Grand Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star in Arizona, and is an active member of various masonic groups. He is also an avid fan of the University of Alabama sports teams, and enjoys spending time with his family.