Frederick Schenk

Top rated Class Action & Mass Torts attorney in San Diego, California

Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield, LLP
Frederick Schenk
Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield, LLP

Practice Areas: Class Action & Mass Torts, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in California since: 1979

Education: University of San Diego School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Hungarian

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2024

Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield, LLP

110 Laurel St
San Diego, CA 92101 Visit website


Frederick Schenk is a partner at the law firm CaseyGerry located in San Diego, California. He focuses his practice on matters such as automobile accidents, bicycle accidents, burn injury, construction negligence, head and brain injury, maritime litigation, and asbestos and mesothelioma cases. He has over 40 years of experience in personal injury law and is known for his dedication to achieving justice for his clients. He is a highly respected attorney in the San Diego legal community and has successfully represented numerous clients in complex cases.

Mr. Schenk, a prominent figure in the asbestos litigation field was successful in getting a $2.4 million verdict for punitive damages and economic losses against a prominent business, the biggest verdict ever obtained in San Diego against an asbestos manufacturer. As an accident attorney in San Diego, he finds great satisfaction in his profession. This was particularly true when he helped the families of 9/11 victims through Trial Lawyers Care, the biggest pro bono initiative in American legal history.

Mr. Schenk obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Los Angeles and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law. He has co-authored the LexisNexis California Automobile Litigation Handbook and is an authority in cases involving vehicle collisions.

Being a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and the President of the San Diego Chapter (2021), Mr. Schenk has maintained an active presence in both professional and community groups. Formerly serving as president of the San Diego County Fair board, he was reappointed to a fourth term by California Governor Jerry Brown. The board is responsible for managing the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Among Mr. Schenk's many accolades is the title of Outstanding Trial Lawyer bestowed upon him by the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego. A few months ago, he was included in the Lawdragon’s Hall of Fame. The San Diego Daily Transcript placed him among the top 50 most influential business and law figures in 2019, he has been named to the list of The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2006, and he was named San Diego's Trial Lawyer of the Year in the field of mass torts by Best Lawyers in America. Additionally, he is named one of Lawdragon's "500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers" for 2019 – 2021.

Practice areas

Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Asbestos, Assault, Brain Injury, Class Actions, Construction Accident, Dram Shop Laws, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Toxic Torts, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 50% Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 50% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1979, California

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • 22nd District Agricultural Association, Board of Directors, 2002-2006, 2011-present (Vice-President, 2012-2013; President, 2013-2016; Immediate Past-President, 2016-present)
  • President of the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center of San Diego, 2000-02
  • Representation of families who lost love ones in the 911 attack in New York
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American Association for Justice, Board of Governors, 2010-present
  • American Association for Justice, Robert L. Habush Endowment Board of Directors
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Board of Directors
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of California, 1979-present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Emeritus Board Member
  • President, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) San Diego Chapter, 2021
  • 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
  • Civil Justice Foundation, President, 2005-06
Educational Background:
  • Diplomate, National College of Advocacy, American Association for Justice
  • University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., 1975
Representative Clients:
  • California Gov. Gray Davis; Tobacco Litigation
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Published by LexisNexis, Co-Author, California Automoibile Collision Handbook, 2000
  • Contributing Editor, California Pleading and Practice Volume 8; Automobiles, 1999
  • President; Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, President, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, 2004
  • The National Academy of Advocacy, Fellow
  • 2010 Top Attorneys 2010, San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2011 Consumer Attorneys of San Diego’s Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award
  • 2014 San Diego Business Journal, Best of the Bar
  • 2014 Diplomate of Trial Advocacy, American Association for Justice
  • 2015 San Diego Daily Transcript, Reader’s Choice, Top Influentials
  • 2016 San Diego County Bar Association, Community Service Award
  • Lawyer of the Year, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions, Best Lawyers, 2018
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2020
  • San Diego Super Lawyers, 2008 - 2020
  • Lawdragon’s "500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers"
  • Best Lawyers since 2006
  • Super Lawyers since 2008
  • Lawdragon Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Mass Tort litigation/Class Action; San Diego 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

Office location for Frederick Schenk

110 Laurel St
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-357-6211


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