Frederick Schenk, a senior partner of the firm Casey, Gerry, Schenk, Francavilla, Blatt & Penfield, has extensive expertise in asbestos law. In fact, in 1996 he was selected by San Diego Magazine as the best asbestos attorney in San Diego. Mr. Schenk is credited with winning the largest punitive damage case against asbestos poisoning in San Diego.
In addition to his asbestos cases, Mr. Schenk represented Governor Gray Davis in winning the nation's largest settlement against the tobacco industry. The settlement was in excess of 12 billion dollars.
Mr. Schenk is a former president ('94) of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego and was recognized as Chapter President of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys of California. He is a Fellow in National Academy of Advocacy and a consulting editor for Matthew Bender's legal publication, Pleading and Practice Volume 8, on automobiles. Additionally, he is an active lecturer and teacher, speaking before associations such as the Consumer Attorneys of California and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Since 1995, Mr. Schenk has served on the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys of California and is a member of the State Bar of California. He currently serves as President of the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center of San Diego.
A graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law (J.D. 1978), Mr. Schenk practiced law in Long Beach before joining the firm as an associate in 1983.
Raised in Los Angeles by immigrant parents, Mr. Schenk speaks fluent Hungarian. In his spare time, Mr. Schenk enjoys traveling with his wife and three children, and following Padres baseball.