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Barbara Ann Casino

Insurance Attorney at San Diego, CA

4.6   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1980
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Barbara

Learn Barbara’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employee benefits
    ERISA disability, life insurance

  2. Insurance
    ERISA disability, Homeowners, Auto

I have been practicing law for 33 years and most of my practice has revolved around representing individuals against insurance companies.  

Within the last 6 years I have focused  my practice in the area of representing individuals who have been denied disability benefits either under a private or employer sponsored disability plan. (ERISA)

I have represented clients with Parkinson's disease, Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, muscular dystrophy, and other disease processes.  Some of the insurance companies I have sued include UNUM, Prudential, United of Omaha, Reliance Standard, LINA, Metropolitan Life and many others.   I have been successful in geting benefits for my clients both during the Appeal period as well as after a lawsuit has been filed.

In my past life I was employed as an insurance adjuster and therefore know the inside workings of some of the major insurance companies. 


Stennett& Casino
501 W Broadway.
Suite 1340
San Diego, CA, 92101

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4.6 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
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Posted by John | February 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Prevailed Against Adverse Doctor Statement
My long term disability benefits were cut off when my neurosurgeon signed a statement prepared by the insurance company stating that I was able to return to work. Barbara Casino and Jack Stennett sent me to an occupational therapist and then used her functional capacity evaluation to convince the neurosurgeon and the judge that I was not able to return to work. Blowing through the smoke and mirrors of the insurance company’s attorneys and sham “medical experts,” Barbara and Jack won complete restitution of my disability benefits.
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Posted by Amber | May 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speedy Results from an Excellent Attorney Firm
A few months ago, I hired Stennett & Casino to intervene on my behalf with a major insurance carrier. My husband died from a fall (clearly an accident); but, when I filed a claim for insurance benefits, the claim was denied. Both partners in the firm were professional and clearly sympathetic to my situation. Both Barbara Casino and Jack Stennett acted quickly to appeal the decision of the insurance company which resulted in the company reversing their decision and paying full benefits. I would recommend them to anyone having life insurance or accidental death insurance issues.
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Posted by Monee | May 6, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Five Star Rating
I reached out to Barbara on an benefit appeal. I can only say great things about her knowledge and care she provided me. Her legal expertise guided me in making informed decisions about my claim If you need to hire an expert to help you with your benefits, I would highly recommend Barbara Casino!! Do not attempt this alone.
Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Very Pleasant and Knowledgeable
Mrs. Casino is one of the great ones. She's vey knowledgeable and skilled in her craft. We were comfortable with allowing her to take over and win a huge decision. The way she handles the big insurance corporation is like something you see on TV.
Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Indispensable insurance lawyer
Barbara is awesome. I had to defend an auto liability suit which could have gone over $500K. The problem is that my insurance limit was only $250K. Barbara successfully guided my negotiation with my insurance company to extend the limit in case we lost the suit. Otherwise, I'd potentially have to pay a lot out of pocket. She's also very responsive and explained every step to me.
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Posted by Judy | February 9, 2015
Happy with our result
Barbara was thoughtful, kind and understanding in helping us with our case. She fought hard to get us the maximun amount for the settlement that she could. She also recommended another attorney to help us set up a trust fund so that my daughter can be proteted and her money is safe even after I pass away. This is very helpful and beyond her duty. I don't know what we would of done without Barbara.
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Posted by Robin | February 7, 2015
Above and Beyond
I would recommend Barbara Casino without hesitation. She has truly been an advocate by fighting for me when I was too sick to fight. The medical condition which left me disabled and unable to work required a great deal of research, fact finding and legal expertise. Barbara took the reins and fought for my legal benefits allowing me to focus on fighting my illness. She is hard working, confident and well versed in the law and goes above and beyond to get the job done. Thank you Barbara!
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2014
Barbara Casino Excellent
Barbara Casino was an excellent lawyer to work with. She accomplished all of our goals in a timely manner, which can be a challenge with legal matters!
Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Rude just for first phone call
Was referred and called her to see if she could help. Was rude, dismissive, said “what was i going to even do” about my case as it would be “expensive” and that “why was i calling”. Very rude, disrespectful, unprofessional. All i received was an unpleasant 30second phone call.
Response from Barbara Casino December 13, 2021
I am sorry that annonyous felt I was rude and dismissive. I tried to tell her that she was not asking a legal question and the issue was not legal one. However, she was insisting on a generalized answer. I expalined I could not help her. She became angry and hung up on me.
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Stennett & Casino
  • 2009 - Present
  • Sole Practitioner
  • law Office of Barbara A. Casino
  • 1985 - 2014
  • Partner
  • Larrabee & Casino
  • 1983 - 1985
  • Associate Attorney
  • Pierce and Casino
  • 1980 - 1983
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  • Western State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • City University of New York, Brooklyn College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1969

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Curran v. United of Omaha 2014 U.S. Dist So Cal 115882
  • Standard of review determined to be de novo
  • Anchor Fishing v. Silva 792 F.2d 1123
  • Defendants appeal denied. Settlement enforced


  • Marina Vista
  • Vice President
  • 2018 - Present
  • Chicago Home Owners Association
  • President
  • 2017 - Present
  • Carl Canyon Home Owners Association
  • President
  • 2011 - Present
  • Belleza Home Owners Association
  • President
  • 2008 - Present
  • San Diego Consumer Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • San Diego Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • Law Review Managing Editor
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 1979
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
Endorse Barbara
Insurance Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employee benefits Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Barbara is very intelligent, diligent, ethical and really fight for her clients."
Insurance Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Barbara on several cases over the years and have also referred cases to her. She is dedicated, hard working, intelligent and fights for her clients. When insurance company lawyers see her name on a file, they know they are in for a battle with a tenacious, aggressive lawyer. I highly encourage anyone needing a lawyer who knows insurance law to retain Ms. Casino."
Insurance Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Barbara Casino on several cases over the years and can endorse the fact that she is very knowledgeable in insurance matters. She first worked for insurance companies and now represents clients who have claims against their insurance companies. She is passionate in her representation of her clients and attentive in their needs during the tough litigation process."
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