By Katie Ann McCarver (contact)
Sunday, June 25, 2023 | 2 a.m.
Casey Xavier has always cared about his community — and the positive impact he can have on it.
He was elected to the city council in his hometown, Opelousas, La., at age 20, while pursuing his undergraduate degree, and within the next year was serving as the vice chair of elected officials for the Louisiana Democratic Party, Xavier said.
Since then, he has worked as a congressional intern in Washington, D.C., and in multiple industries, from technology to insurance.
“But those things that I was doing — it didn’t feel like a fit for me,” said Xavier, 37. “I kept searching for what it is that I’m supposed to do, and I wasn’t finding it.”
It wasn’t until he began working as an account manager for Seattle-based Avvo, a Yelp-like service for the legal profession, that Xavier said he finally realized his passion for law.
By 2020, Xavier had graduated from the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, where he gained an affinity for personal injury law and its impact on the community.
“I knew that I had found what I was supposed to do with my life,” said Xavier, who added that — though he’s a self-described “Southern boy,” Las Vegas has now become his “forever” home. “I had finally found it … and I was so excited.”
Now, he is the sole practitioner at his Las Vegas-based firm, Xavier Injury Law, and says he is the only gay, Black owner of a personal injury law firm in Nevada.
Xavier says personal injury law is important because it is the “only means and best means” of helping people who have been harmed, wronged or injured get remedy for their loss. He pointed to cases in which