Benedict A. Casey, a member of The Beasley Firm in Philadelphia for more than 40 years, died March 14 at the age of 85.

Casey was a respected trial attorney who mentored Beasley Firm attorneys of all ages and levels of experience, according to a release from The Beasley Firm.

Casey was “resolute and not afraid to try a tough case,” a release said.

Casey began working for James E. Beasley Sr. in 1966 and continued at the firm until his retirement in the fall of 2007.

He had previously worked in the trial division of an insurance company for approximately 10 years, a release said.

After his retirement, Casey devoted time to child advocacy programs, the Philadelphia Orchestra and St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia, where he attended school.

According to Beasley Firm attorney Scott Bennett, a testament to Casey’s commitment was his visit to The Beasley Firm office on Sunday, the day before he was to start his job on Monday, to meet clients.

Casey was “a trooper, devoted to his family and his profession, and a kind and thoughtful person,” a release said.

Casey’s wife, Mary, died in May 2007. Casey is survived by four sons and 13 grandchildren.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of St. Luke and the Epiphany, 330 S. 13th St., Philadelphia.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Philadelphia Orchestra. •