SAN DIEGO (June 6, 2014) – Frederick Schenk – a partner with San Diego-based CaseyGerry – has been reappointed by Governor Jerry Brown to serve on the board of directors, 22nd District Agricultural Association (San Diego County Fair Board). Schenk has served on the board since 2011, and was elected president in 2013. His new term will expire in January 2018, and he will continue to serve as president until January 2016.
The board of directors of the 22nd DAA runs the San Diego County Fair – as well as all operations at the state-owned fairgrounds in Del Mar. Members of the volunteer, nine-member board were appointed by Governor Jerry Brown or by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to four-year terms.
Schenk, a longtime San Diego resident, was also vice president of the board of directors, and was appointed previously to serve on the Fair Board by former Governor Gray Davis, serving from 2002 to 2006.
A partner with San Diego-based CaseyGerry, he has been with his law firm since 1983. Schenk has extensive experience in products liability, personal injury and asbestos litigation. He currently serves on the board of governors of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the world’s largest trial bar, and is also past-president of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, The Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center of San Diego and the Washington, D.C.-based Civil Justice Foundation, a national non-profit charitable organization.
A resident of San Diego’s Carmel Valley neighborhood, Schenk earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA and a Juris doctorate degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.
The 22nd District Agricultural Association is a State of California agency that owns and operates the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Surfside Race Place, Horsepark Equestrian Center and the Del Mar Golf Center. The 22nd DAA produces five events each year: The San Diego County Fair, the Del Mar National Horse Show, Professional Bull Riding (PBR), The Scream Zone and Holiday of Lights. In addition, the Fairgrounds hosts more than 350 events annually, the largest of which is the live horse-racing meet each summer, which is operated by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for the 22nd DAA and the State of California. For more information, visit www.delmarfairgrounds.com.
CaseyGerry was established in 1947, and is the longest-standing plaintiffs’ law firm in San Diego. The firm’s 15 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 an additional office in Carlsbad, Calif. For more information, call 800-292-5865.