SAN DIEGO — Frederick Schenk, a partner with Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield, is the new president of the board of directors of the Civil Justice Foundation, a Washington D.C.-based non-profit organization dedicated to preventing consumer injury and defending consumer access to justice.
As president of the Foundation’s board, Schenk will help oversee and support an organization which has awarded more than $1,000,000 in grants to dozens of grassroots consumer advocacy groups seeking systematic change.
Founded in 1986 by members of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), the Civil Justice Foundation raises money and provides grants to grassroots organizations throughout North America. Recent grant recipients include the Gray Panthers, Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways and Kids in Danger.
“These grants are important as they exemplify ATLA’s and the Foundation’s commitment of preventing consumer injury and protecting access to justice,” Schenk said.
An attorney with San Diego-based Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield since 1983, Schenk has extensive experience in products liability, personal injury, asbestos law and drug litigation. He has been recognized by San Diego Magazine as the top local plaintiffs’ personal injury attorney specializing in asbestos litigation and was recently named one of San Diego’s top attorneys by the San Diego Daily Transcript. In 1994, he served as president of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego. He is also past-president of The Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, and was a founding co-chair of the Cardozo Society of the United Jewish Federation, which promotes Jewish learning, continuing legal education, and networking for Jewish attorneys in San Diego.
A resident of Carmel Valley, Schenk earned his law degree from the University of San Diego and his bachelor’s degree from UCLA.
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, personal injury, pharmaceutical drug, asbestos litigation, class action and products liability. The firm is located at 110 Laurel St. in the Banker’s Hill neighborhood of San Diego.
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