Frederick Schenk

Frederick Schenk

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in San Diego, CA

Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield, LLP
 | 110 Laurel Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-238-1811
Fax: 619-544-9232
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (0%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Hungarian
    Attorney Profile

    Frederick Schenk concentrates his practice on products liability, personal injury and asbestos law. Co-author of the LexisNexis California Automobile Litigation Handbook, he has received numerous awards and honors for his work, including recognition by San Diego Magazine as the top local attorney specializing in asbestos litigation. Most recently, he was elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the world's largest trial bar, and was appointed to serve on AAJ's Robert L. Habush Endowment Board of Directors. Schenk was selected to be included in The Best Lawyers in America for in the practice area of Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions, and was named The Best Lawyers' 2014 San Diego Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year."  In addition, he is a member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), where he serves as a member of the San Diego chapter's board of directors and has served as president of the Consumers Attorneys of San Diego, earning recognition as “Chapter President of the Year” by the Consumer Attorneys of California.   Schenk is also past-president of the Civil Justice Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to defending consumer access to justice; past-president of The Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center; a founding co-chair of the Cardozo Society of the United Jewish Federation of San Diego.  He currently serves on the board of the 22nd District Agricultural Association (San Diego County Fairboard).

    About Frederick Schenk

    Admitted: 1979, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • President; Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, President, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, 2004
    • Mass Tort litigation/Class Action; San Diegp Plaintiffs, Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers, 2014
    • Recognized in 2016 by the San Diego County Bar Association as the recipient of the year for service to the community., 2016 Service Award, San Diego County Bar Association, 2016
    • Voted San Diego Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers for plaintiff's Mass Tort/Class Action litigation., Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers, 2018

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member of the American Association for Justice, Board of Governors
    • Executive Board member and Treasurer of the San Diego ABOTA chapter, 2019
    • President of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, 1994
    • Member, Board of Governors-American Association for Justice, 2019
    • Member of ABOTA, 2010
    • President of Civil Justice Foundation, 2006

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • President of the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center of San Diego, 2000
    • Representation of families who lost love ones in the 911 attack in New York

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Published by LexisNexis, Co-Author, California Automoibile Collision Handbook, 2000
    • Contributing Editor, California Pleading and Practice Volume 8; Automobiles, 1999

    Representative Clients:

    • California Gov. Gray Davis; Tobacco Litigation

    Educational Background:

    • 1975-BA, Communication Studies, UCLA;1978-JD, University of San Diego School of Law

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    Office Location for Frederick Schenk

    110 Laurel Street
    San Diego, CA 92101

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    Last Updated: 11/18/2019

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