Mr. Carey has been managing partner at Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro's Phoenix office since 2002. His practice includes handling numerous class-action lawsuits against a variety of organizations and companies - including the Swift Truckers Litigation and the Average Wholesale Price Litigation. He recently acted as co-lead counsel for the Hyundai Litigation, which settled for approximately $100 million.
Mr. Carey's previous experience focused on personal injury, medical malpractice and various class-action cases. In addition to arguing several high-profile cases in state Supreme Courts and Courts of Appeals, he litigated multi-billion dollar claims by counties for damages stemming from tobacco-related illnesses and dozens of consumer and insurance class actions in various states. Mr. Carey also served as judge pro tempore in Maricopa County Superior Court and as special counsel for HBSS suits to recover Medicaid and statutory damages in the landmark public health litigation.
From 1990 to 1996, as Arizona's Chief Deputy Attorney General, Mr. Carey oversaw all major legal, policy, legislative, and political issues for the Arizona attorney general's office. He also obtained a $4 billion divestiture, a landmark $165 million antitrust settlement, and won numerous consumer and tort cases. Mr. Carey drafted and spearheaded passage of Arizona's law requiring the DNA testing of all sex offenders and instituted a penalty requiring that criminals pay the cost of victims' rights. He was also a principal draftsman of the first major overhaul of Arizona's criminal code, and drafted the bulk of the federal Prisoner Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for Senators Bob Dole and Jon Kyl, and authored the counterpart Arizona act that served as a model for other states and the federal act. His legislative experience began when he served as a former campaign staffer, intern, and staff member for U.S. Senator John McCain, during and after Senator McCain's first run for public office.
Recognized by the judges of the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County for outstanding contributions to the justice system, Mr. Carey frequently presents at national conferences and teaches tort, contract and public policy courses, most recently at the University of Colorado's graduate business school.
Mr. Carey earned his bachelor's at Arizona State University, and received his MBA and law degree from the University of Denver. He also attended Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he studied in the state and local government program.