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Frederick Schenk

Partner

Partner Frederick Schenk says his mentor is 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. Asbestos Video

In fact, Schenk, who has been with CaseyGerry for over 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.  

 

Frederick Schenk

Education

University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., 1975

University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 1978

Affiliations

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
Member

Community Involvement

Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
President, 2000-02
22nd District Agricultural Association
Board of Directors, 2002-2006, 2011-present; Vice-President, 2012-present

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

 

"What drives me is giving back to people who have real needs, knowing I have the right skills to do so.” – Frederick Schenk