SAN DIEGO, Calif…. Frederick Schenk—a partner with San Diego-based law firm Casey Gerry—has earned the prestigious Wiedemann Wysocki National Finance Council Award from the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the nation’s largest trial bar.

The Wiedemann Wysocki award is named in honor of Fritz Wiedemann and James Anthony Wysocki, two New Orleans-based attorneys who died in a plane crash while traveling to an AAJ event.

Schenk received the annual award on July 11, 2010 at the AAJ’s annual conference in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. All 2010 award recipients were selected by AAJ president Anthony Tarricone, and were honored for their commitment to the legal profession and efforts to improve the civil justice system.

A seasoned trial lawyer, Schenk has a longstanding commitment to the AAJ, and serves on the organization’s  Board of Governors. He is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

Concentrating his practice on products liability, personal injury and asbestos law, Schenk co-authored the LexisNexis California Automobile Litigation Handbook, and since 2005 has been listed in Woodward and White’s Best Lawyers In America. He is listed in Super Lawyers magazine, and was awarded the “Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award” by the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego.  In addition, he served as president of the Consumers Attorneys of San Diego; is past-president of the Civil Justice Foundation, a Washington D.C.-based non-profit organization dedicated to funding pro-consumer advocacy;  is a past-president of The Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center of San Diego and was vice president of the 22nd District Agricultural Association (San Diego County Fairboard).

An attorney with Casey Gerry since 1983, Schenk earned his J.D. from the University of San Diego and his Bachelor’s Degree from UCLA.

About Casey Gerry
Celebrating more than 60 years in San Diego, Casey Gerry was established in 1947, and is the oldest plaintiffs’ law firm in San Diego.  The firm’s 12 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 a satellite office in Carlsbad, Calif.  For more information, call (619) 238-1811 or visit the website at www.caseygerry.com.

About AAJ
As the world’s largest trial bar, AAJ promotes justice and fairness for injured persons, safeguards victims’ rights-particularly the right to trial by jury-and strengthens the civil justice system through education and disclosure of information critical to public health and safety. For more information, visit www.justice.org.

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