Devin Storey joined The Zalkin Law Firm in December 2004. Since that time, he has zealously represented victims of childhood sexual abuse and has negotiated some of the largest individual and group settlements in child abuse cases anywhere in the country. He has also handled a wide range of personal injury matters including product defect, wrongful death, medical malpractice and brain injury cases.
Storey was one of the lead attorneys representing victims of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in the Statewide coordinated action entitled The Clergy Cases. He successfully briefed and argued motions affecting hundreds of plaintiffs in those complex matters, and opposed a motion to publicly identify scores of victims of childhood sexual abuse who had otherwise been permitted to proceed anonymously. Storey participated in negotiating the groundbreaking $198 million settlement paid by the Roman Catholic Bishop of San Diego, and worked with a team of attorneys to secure the public release of thousands of pages of Church documents relating to Catholic priests accused of abusing children in Southern California.
In recent years Mr. Storey has litigated complex and high profile actions against the Jehovah's Witnesses, Boy Scouts of America, public and private schools that protected sexual abusers, and universities that failed to protect students who had been sexually assaulted by peers.
Storey continues to take a lead role in handling appeals throughout the State that involve legal issues affecting sexual abuse victims. He has briefed and argued appeals in various District Courts of Appeal, as well as before the Supreme Court of California.
He has given his time to help victims of abuse obtain psychological care and counseling, and has worked with abuse victims to remove abusers from positions of authority where they had access to children. He has donated hundreds of hours of his time to help victims of childhood sexual abuse by filing amicus curiae briefs in the Supreme Court of California, as well as the District Courts of Appeal.
Storey has been selected by Superlawyers Magazine as a "Rising Star" from 2015 through 2018 - every year that recognition was offered in San Diego. This honor is reserved for 2.5% of lawyers under the age of 40, or with less than ten years of practice. In 2012, Mr. Storey was profiled in the San Francisco Recorder's inaugural list of "Lawyers on the Fast Track" which recognized young 50 lawyers throughout the state "whose early accomplishments indicate they will be tomorrow's top lawyers and leaders."
Storey graduated magna cum laude from Whittier Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review and Moot Court Honors Board. He received his B.A. from Long Beach State University in 2001.