Frederick Schenk






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University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., 1975
University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 1978
Diplomate, National College of Advocacy,
American Association for Justice, 2014

Most Memorable Case

“During my 35 year career as a trial lawyer, I have had the privilege of obtaining justice for thousands of people. However, my greatest sense of professional achievement came when I had the honor of participating in Trial Lawyers Care and provided pro bono representation for a young man who lost his Muslim wife in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center buildings. He was sitting at his desk in his office when we saw the building collapse, knowing that his wife was there. I arbitrated the case in New York against the trust that was set up by the President of the United States and the US Congress, and obtained a seven-figure result for him and his late wife’s parents. Trial Lawyers Care offers a wonderful example of how the legal profession can work together and make a positive difference.”  – Frederick Schenk

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Partner Frederick Schenk says his mentor was Richard Gerry, a tenacious litigator and CaseyGerry partner for decades. “He really was my role model, and was a cornerstone of this firm for many years.” Schenk has certainly adapted Gerry’s tireless work ethic, concentrating his practice on products liability, serious personal injury and asbestos law.

In fact, Frederick, who has been with CaseyGerry for more than 30 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 recently recognized by Best Lawyers as San Diego’s 2014 Trial Lawyer of the Year in the area of mass torts. 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 on the board, which oversees all activities at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

  • Civil Justice Foundation, President, 2005-06
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Emeritus Board Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, President, 1994
  • American Association for Justice, Board of Governors, 2010-present
  • State Bar of California, 1979-present
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member
  • The National Academy of Advocacy, Fellow
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Board of Directors
  • American Association for Justice, Robert L. Habush Endowment Board of Directors
  • Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, President, 2000-02
  • 22nd District Agricultural Association, Board of Directors, 2002-2006, 2011-present (Vice-President, 2012-2013; President, 2013-2016; Immediate Past-President, 2016-present)

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