Biography Overview

Katherine C. ("Kasey") Wagner is an experienced attorney whose practice focuses on nursing home abuse, assisted living facility neglect, and wrongful death claims.

Kasey is a native Floridian, who graduated magna cum laude from Wake Forest University in North Carolina in 2000 with a double-major in both Politics and Sociology. Kasey continued her education at Wake Forest University School of Law, attending law school on a full-ride scholarship, graduating in the top third of her class, and competing nationally on the Association of Trial Lawyers of America’s trial team.

Following her graduation from law school in 2004, Kasey spent five years representing insurance companies and self-insured corporations defending personal injury claims. She then took that experience and began working for injured individuals. Kasey’s experience in insurance defense gave her an insider’s look at the methods used by insurers and their lawyers, and has equipped her well to pursue claims on behalf of those who have been injured by another’s negligence. Kasey successfully handled cases across the state, conducting depositions and mediations, arguing motions, and trying cases, and she was repeatedly named a Rising Star by the North Carolina Super Lawyers publication from 2011-2014, a distinction achieved by less than three percent of the lawyers in the state.

In 2012, Kasey moved to Jacksonville to be closer to family, while continuing to handle cases back in North Carolina. After settling her last North Carolina case, Kasey practiced with the Dearing Law Firm assisting with complex business litigation matters. Kasey also served as an Adjunct Professor at Florida Coastal School of Law, where she taught classes in Pretrial Litigation Drafting, Advanced Florida Bar Studies, and Public Speaking. Kasey then joined The Lawrence Law Group to return to her work handling cases for injured individuals, before joining Morgan & Morgan in 2020.

Kasey believes strongly in serving her community, and regularly volunteers on pro bono cases for clients through local legal aid offices. Kasey is also an active member of the Jacksonville Bar Association, chairing the Mental Health & Wellness Committee, and serving on the Pro Bono Committee. Kasey sits on the Board of Directors for the Jacksonville Justice Association, which is a local non-profit organization of civil justice attorneys who represent people who have been injured by the negligence of others. Kasey also serves on the Board of Directors for Three Rivers Legal Services, a legal aid non-profit corporation that provides free civil legal services to low-income, eligible clients in seventeen counties in North Florida. Additionally, Kasey is a alumni of the 2019 class of Leadership Jacksonville.

Kasey's interests include spending time with her husband and twin daughters, traveling, scuba diving, boating, working out, and running.

Practice Area

  • Nursing Home & Elder Abuse

Awards & Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, North Carolina 2011
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, North Carolina 2012
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, North Carolina 2013
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, North Carolina 2014
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Florida 2016
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Florida 2017
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Florida 2018
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Florida 2019

Bar Admissions

  • Florida State Courts, 2013
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 2014
  • North Carolina State Courts, 2004 (Inactive)
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 2005 (Inactive)
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, 2005 (Inactive)
  • United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, 2004 (Inactive)

Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Justice Association
  • Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • American Association for Justice

Education

  • Wake Forest University 2000
  • Wake Forest University School of Law 2004