Katrina L.S.Caseldine


Atlanta + 1.404.581.8708

Katrina Caseldine is a trial lawyer who represents clients in all phases of litigation and focuses her practice on the defense of high-exposure product liability, toxic tort, and complex commercial litigation that involve allegations of personal injury and wrongful death. She assists clients from the moment they face potential litigation and has experience conducting internal investigations, developing litigation strategies, defending clients in court, and providing counseling to minimize future litigation risk.

Katrina has represented clients in the tobacco, pharmaceutical, medical device, health care, aviation, energy, and consumer goods industries. She has been a member of more than two dozen trial teams in high-profile jury cases tried to verdict, highlighted by several defense verdicts and awards of nominal damages. Her experience covers all aspects of discovery and trial preparation, including offensive and defensive discovery; taking and defending fact and expert witness depositions; drafting and arguing motions, jury instructions, and other legal issues; evaluating, developing, and preparing fact and expert witnesses for trial; and cross-examining fact and expert witnesses at trial.

Katrina has defended R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company since 2009 in dozens of Engle progeny personal injury and wrongful death jury trials across various state and federal courts. She also has experience defending Fortune 500 pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in both multidistrict litigation and individual lawsuits pending throughout the country, as well as defending a medical care provider in prelitigation investigation of critical incidents and adverse events.


  • H&R Block wins summary judgment in putative class action alleging UCL and CLRA violationsOn April 25, 2016, Jones Day client H&R Block, Inc. won summary judgment on a putative class action alleging violations of California's Unfair Competition Law ("UCL") and Consumers Legal Remedies Act ("CLRA").
  • R.J. Reynolds wins jury verdict in Ellis "Engle progeny" lawsuitOn September 11, 2014, following three weeks of trial and less than four hours of deliberation, a jury in Jacksonville, Florida returned a verdict in favor of Jones Day client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company ("R.J. Reynolds") in a wrongful death action, finding that the decedent-smoker was not a member of the Engle class.
  • R.J. Reynolds wins jury verdict in Pickett ''Engle progeny'' lawsuitJones Day obtained another win on behalf of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in Pickett v. R.J. Reynolds, the third “Engle progeny” lawsuit tried to verdict in federal court.
  • R.J. Reynolds prevails in closely watched emphysema-related Florida lawsuitOn March 28, 2011, after two weeks of trial, a state court jury in Green Cove Springs, Florida returned a verdict in favor of Jones Day client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and Philip Morris USA in the closely watched emphysema-related case.
  • R.J. Reynolds wins jury verdict in Budnick ''Engle progeny'' lawsuitJones Day successfully represented R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in an "Engle progeny" lawsuit.