Christian C. Casini, Partner

Direct Dial: 585-263-9550

Practice Focus:
Christian is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer who focuses his practice on the defense of medical and dental malpractice, construction site accidents, products liability, toxic tort and general insurance defense. He has successfully tried dozens of cases throughout Western New York State and in Federal Court on behalf of hospitals, municipalities, corporations and individual insureds. He has argued and won appeals in the Appellate Division and New York State Court of Appeals. 
Christian also maintains a significant labor and employment law practice. He has defended EEOC and NYS Division of Human Rights investigations, discrimination lawsuits, FLSA wage and hour lawsuits and civil rights lawsuits on behalf of municipalities, sheriff's departments, school districts and private corporations. He represents municipalities in Civil Service Law §§ 72 and 75 proceedings, General Municipal Law 207-c proceedings, arbitrations and collective bargaining negotiations and is a member of the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association.

Christian joined Osborn, Reed & Burke, LLP in 1996, after practicing with an insurance defense firm in Buffalo, New York. He was elected a partner in 2000 and is currently the firm's financial partner.  He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer® since 2012.

Bar Admissions:
  • New York, 1996
  • Monroe Community College, AS, 1990
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, BA, Summa Cum Laude, 1992
  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, JD, 1995
Court Admissions:
  • United States District Court for the Western District of New York, 1996
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, 2004
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2004
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2005
Awards & Commendations:
  • New York Super Lawyers®, (2012-present)
  • Best Lawyers® in New York, as published in Best Lawyers in America 2016, 2017
  • Judge Matthew J. Jasen Appellate Practice Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy
  • Western New York Trial Lawyers Association Robert J. Connelly Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • Senior National Trial Team
  • Buffalo Environmental Law Journal, Citation and Note Editor
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • New York State Sherriff’s Association Award
Professional/Civic Activities:
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • National Public Employer Labor Relations Association
Speaking Engagements:
  • Lecturer, Rochester Legal Nurse Network Annual Meeting, Topic: "When Workers’ Compensation and Medical Malpractice Collide" (July 11, 2007)
  • Speaker, The University of Rochester, National Risk Management/Property Maintenance Seminar- "Premises Liability Law and Contractual Indemnification" (November 23, 2010) 
  • Guest Instructor, "Ethics and Law in Medicine", Eastman Dental School, Residency Program  (2010-present)
  • Numerous hospital and nursing home risk management seminars
Patrick LaJuett,
Jul 17, 2014, 11:52 AM