Dennis Lee Casey, 50, lawyer, blues musician


Dennis Lee Casey, a lawyer, blues musician and athlete, died Feb. 15 at Anne Arundel Medical Center of undetermined causes after playing basketball with friends. The Annapolis resident was 50.

Born in 1953 in Taylorsville, Ill., and raised in Anaheim, Calif., Mr. Casey graduated with honors with a bachelor's degree in human biology from Stanford University in 1975 and earned his law degree from Duke University School of Law. After graduation, he clerked for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals before joining the Washington firm of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker.

From 1997 until the time of his death, he worked as a compliance secretary specializing in employment law for Global Exchange Services in Gaithersburg.

Mr. Casey, a self-taught guitarist and vocalist, was a member of the local blues band Park House Jam. He also enjoyed basketball, golf and tennis. He was a loyal Duke basketball and Boston Red Sox fan.

His marriage to the former Elizabeth Buckman ended in divorce.

Services were Friday.

He is survived by a son, Colin Casey, and daughter, Katherine Casey, both of Annapolis; his mother, Marguerite Casey of Anaheim; brothers Donald Casey of Anaheim, Edward Casey of San Clemente, Calif., and John Casey of Fullerton, Calif.; and a sister, Sharon Sutton of Cape Girardeau, Mo.

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