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Joseph R. Casey

Joe represents individuals and businesses who have suffered financial or bodily harm due to the intentional or negligent acts of others. He strongly believes that civil juries are the best mechanism for securing a full measure of justice for his clients and prepares each case as if it will proceed to verdict.

A linguist by training, Joe’s passion is communicating complex facts and law to courts and juries. During law school, Joe represented clients as a licensed student practitioner in state and federal court. In the years after graduation, he assisted several trial teams in cases which resulted in landmark legal decisions and record-setting verdicts. He now brings those insights and trial techniques to bear on his practice at Harding Law.

Joe has deep roots in both the State of Iowa and the legal profession. When he graduated from Drake University Law School, Joe became the fourth generation in his family to study law, practice law, or serve on the bench in Iowa.

Prior to joining Harding Law, Joe worked at a boutique law firm recognized nationally for its handling of plaintiff’s commercial and injury cases.


  • Certificate in Multi-District Litigation, Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke University
  • J.D., Drake University Law School
  • B.A., Baylor University

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Professional Activities

  • American Association for Justice (Business Torts Section)
  • American Bar Association
  • Christian Trial Lawyers Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • Iowa State Bar Association


  • Board Member, Drake University Law School Recent Alumni Engagement Board
  • Committee Member, AAJ Committees on Mental Health and Professional Development
  • Volunteer, Society of St. Vincent de Paul
  • Volunteer, Bidwell Riverside Center Food Bank


  • In his spare time, Joe enjoys traveling, learning guitar, attending concerts, reading, and spending time with loved ones. He is co-owner of a blockchain consulting firm and is active in his local church.