Casey Trombley-Shapiro Jonas
Casey Trombley-Shapiro Jonas has a multi-faceted litigation and advisory practice as an associate in Zuckerman Spaeder’s Washington, D.C. office. She brings passion, creativity, and strong interpersonal skills to her engagements—whether representing other lawyers facing legal malpractice claims, disciplinary proceedings, and ethical disputes, or drafting filings on behalf of clients in the food, drug, and health care arenas. With experience that ranges from drafting briefs and white papers analyzing complex statutory and regulatory issues to conducting direct and cross-examinations of witnesses and arguing motions in court, Casey is a confident and well-rounded advocate.
As a lawyer’s lawyer, Casey has an aptitude for putting her clients at ease, quickly building trust, commanding respect from those who know best what her job entails, and developing effective strategies that move cases forward. She represents individual attorneys and leading international law firms facing allegations of ethical breaches and legal malpractice. Her ability to listen carefully and thoughtfully, parse nuances in factual records, and develop creative legal strategies have led to successful outcomes.
Casey’s work in the food, drug, and health care space is informed by her belief in the importance of equitable access to medicines and care and her deep commitment to preserving patients’ rights. She has worked, for example, on behalf of numerous non-profits, trade associations, and advocacy organizations to preserve and support statutory programs designed to promote access to affordable, essential health care, including the 340B program, the Title X program, and the Hatch-Waxman Act.
Before joining the firm, Casey clerked for the Honorable Ketanji Brown Jackson on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the Honorable Paul J. Watford on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Casey graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law where she was Articles Editor for the Virginia Law Review. While in law school, she was President of Virginia Law Women and participated in the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. Casey received the Thomas Marshall Miller Prize, was a recipient of the National Association of Women Lawyers Award and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Trial Advocacy Award, and was a Mary Claiborne and Roy H. Ritter Scholar. Prior to law school, Casey worked as an artist and a legislative staff member for U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer.
- University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, 2017
- Articles Editor, Virginia Law Review
- Articles Editor, Virginia Law Review
- University of California, Berkeley, B.A., cum laude, 2008
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
Supreme Court of Virginia
- Hon. Ketanji Brown Jackson, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
- Hon. Paul J. Watford, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- Associate Trustee for the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
- Chair of the Zuckerman Spaeder Parents’ Committee
- Co-chair of the Zuckerman Spaeder Associates’ Committee
- Member, Women’s White Collar Defense Association
- Represents lawyers in proceedings before disciplinary agencies, resulting in dismissal of complaints that have never become public and in rejection of disciplinary charges seeking disbarment.
- Represents law firms in malpractice actions, counsels law firms and attorneys on ethical obligations in pending litigation matters, and represents lawyers in business disputes with their firms.
- Represented several hospital trade associations and hospitals in litigation regarding the 340B drug discount program.
- Filed amicus briefs on behalf of former Congressman Henry Waxman and family-planning and other public interest organizations.
Work Hard and Stay Focused: Lessons Learned Clerking for Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson
July 19, 2022 | InsightZS Blog
Casey Jonas Recognized as an Emerging Woman Leader in Law by DCA Live
April 14, 2022 | Press release
Former clerk on working with Judge Jackson
April 09, 2022 | In the news
Wear Pants and Be Patient: More Lessons from the Virtual Courtroom
May 12, 2021 | InsightZS Blog
Federal Court Grants Zuckerman Spaeder Client Release 48 Hours After ZS Motion, Before the Government Could File Its Opposition
May 19, 2020 | Press release