Brian Casal



(215) 665-2778

(215) 665-2013

Brian is an experienced counselor and litigator who focuses his practice on labor and employment matters arising under state and federal laws. He focuses on building positive employee relationships, defending civil rights and pay claims, drafting employee handbook and policies, union organizing, collective bargaining, contract administration, labor arbitration, labor board proceedings, strikes and picketing, labor audits, and merger and acquisition due diligence.

Brian also handles matters relating to the Railway Labor Act, advising freight and commuter railroads in all aspects of labor, employment, and related regulatory issues. He has appeared in matters of significant concern to the industry, including matters before three presidential emergency boards, the Federal Railroad Administration, the National Mediation Board, and the Surface Transportation Board.

In addition to his labor and employment practice, Brian advises clients on Pennsylvania's gaming industry, counseling businesses on Pennsylvania's Race Horse Development and Gaming Act and the Race Horse Industry Reform Act. Brian has appeared before both the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and the Pennsylvania Racing Commission.

Brian earned his undergraduate degree from Gettysburg College. Prior to attending law school, Brian served as legislative director and Appropriations Committee associate staff to U.S. Rep. Jay W. Dickey, II, from the Fourth Congressional District of Arkansas and as a staff assistant in the Office of the Majority Whip. As legislative director, Brian oversaw Rep. Dickey's appropriations and legislative agendas and managed his legislative staff in Washington, D.C. Brian earned his law degree from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law.


Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Six More Attorneys from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

May 17, 2017

Cozen O’Connor has announced the following attorneys have joined the firm: employee benefit/ERISA attorneys John H. Wilson, Lynn Brehm and Matthew Clyde, labor and employment attorney Brian A. Casal, and commercial litigators William J. Moorhead and Gabrielle Lee.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

2019 Labor and Employment Law Update

June 20, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA

2018 Labor and Employment Law Update

June 13, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA

Industry Sectors


  • Temple University—James E. Beasley School of Law, J.D., 2002
  • Gettysburg College, B.A., 1995
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- New Jersey

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