Frederick Schenk, Partner at CaseyGerry and industry leader in Asbestos litigation, 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 his recognition as an Outstanding Trial Lawyer from the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego. He was recently inducted into the Lawdragon Hall of Fame. In 2019, he was selected as one of the top 50 most influential people in business and law by the San Diego Daily Transcript, named as one of the Best Lawyers in America since 2006, including San Diego’s Trial Lawyer of the Year in the area of mass torts in both the 2014 and 2018 by Best Lawyers in America. He has been a Super Lawyer since 2008, a Lawdragon’s “500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers” for 2019-2021, and more.
He has remained active in both community and professional groups and is a board member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), and the President of the San Diego Chapter of ABOTA (2021). 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
Schenk 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.