Frederick Schenk

Frederick Schenk


Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP

Recognized since 2006

San Diego, California

Practice Areas

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
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Frederick Schenk, who has been with CaseyGerry for more than 35 years, achieved the largest verdict ever in San Diego against an asbestos manufacturer – Owens Corning Fiberglass – obtaining a $2.4 million verdict in punitive damages as well as economic losses.In addition, he is a specialist in auto collision litigation and co-author of the LexisNexis California Automobile Litigation Handbook. Over the years, Schenk has received numerous awards and honors for his work – including recognition as an Outstanding Trial Lawyer from the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, and twice has been recognized by Best Lawyers as San Diego’s Trial Lawyer of the Year in the area of mass torts in both 2014 and 2018. He has remained active in both community and professional groups, and finds tremendous gratification in his work as an attorney, especially when he provided services to the families of the victims of 9/11 via Trial Lawyers Care, the largest pro bono program in the history of American jurisprudence. “My greatest sense of professional achievement came when I provided pro bono representation for a young man who lost his Muslim wife in the 9/11 attacks,” he recalls. “I arbitrated the case in New York and obtained a seven-figure result for him and his late wife’s parents.”Raised in Los Angeles by immigrant parents, he speaks fluent Hungarian. In his spare time, he enjoys Padres Baseball and playing racquetball,as well as traveling with his wife Shari and their three children. He is past president of the San Diego County Fair board, and California Governor Jerry Brown recently re-appointed him to another four year term.

Location

  • 110 Laurel Street
    San Diego, CA 92101-1486

Languages

  • Hungarian

Education

  • University of San Diego, J.D., graduated 1978
  • University of California - Los Angeles, BA, graduated 1975

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1979

Affiliations

  • 22nd District Agricultural Association - Board of Director since 2011; President; 2013-2016
  • ABOTA - member; Executive Board Secretary; 2018
  • American Association of Justice - board of governors, member since 2009
  • Board of Visitors, University of San Diego School of Law - member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California - emeritus member, board of governors
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego - Past President
  • Lawrence Family JCC - Past President

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs, San Diego (2018)
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs, San Diego (2014)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Special Focus

  • Asbestos
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability

Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in America, San Diego, Plaintiff's Lawyer of the Year for Mass Torts, 2014 and 2018; The San Diego County Bar Community Service Award, 2016; two time Consumer Attorney of San Diego Outstanding Trial Lawyer award recipient.

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