SAN DIEGO (October 8, 2013) – Frederick Schenk – a partner with the law offices of Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt and Penfield – has been elected by the Board of Directors, 22nd District Agricultural Association (San Diego County Fair Board), to serve as its president. In his new role, Schenk will oversee the Board of Directors, 22ndDistrict, which runs the San Diego County Fair – as well as all operations at the state-owned fairgrounds in Del Mar. Members of the volunteer, nine-member board were appointed by Governor Jerry Brown or by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to four-year terms.
Schenk, a longtime San Diego resident, was previously vice president of the Board of Directors, and will serve as president for two years. He had been appointed previously to serve on the Fair Board by former Governor Gray Davis, serving from 2002 to 2006, and was vice president of the board in 2006.
An attorney with San Diego-based CaseyGerry since 1983, Schenk has extensive experience in products liability, personal injury and asbestos litigation. He serves on the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the world’s largest trial bar, and is also past-president of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, The Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center of San Diego and the Washington, D.C.-based Civil Justice Foundation, a national non-profit charitable organization. A member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Schenk is listed in Best Lawyers In America in America and was selected by his peers as San Diego “Lawyer of the Year” for Plaintiff’s Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers. Additionally, he is listed in Super Lawyers magazine, and was twice awarded the “Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award” by the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego.
A resident of San Diego’s Carmel Valley neighborhood, Schenk earned a bachelor of arts degree from UCLA, and a juris doctorate degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.
The 22nd District Agricultural Association is a State of California agency that owns and operates the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Surfside Race Place, Horsepark Equestrian Center and the Del Mar Golf Center. The 22nd DAA produces five events each year: The San Diego County Fair, the Del Mar National Horse Show, Professional Bull Riding (PBR), The Scream Zone and Holiday of Lights. In addition, the Fairgrounds hosts more than 350 events annually, the largest of which is the live horse-racing meet each summer, which is operated by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for the 22nd DAA and the State of California. For more information on the Fairgrounds, visit www.delmarfairgrounds.com.
CaseyGerry was established in 1947, and is the longest-standing plaintiffs’ law firm in San Diego. The firm’s 15 attorneys practice in numerous areas, including asbestos, personal injury, product liability and pharmaceutical litigation. Headquartered at 110 Laurel St. in the Banker’s Hill neighborhood of San Diego, the firm also has an additional office in Carlsbad, Calif. For more information, visit www.caseygerry.com.