Cases We Handle
The appeals process is a complex facet of the legal landscape that demands a deep and robust understanding of trial and appellate law. At Conrad & Scherer, we are distinguished by our mastery of this terrain, combining the weight of our experience with our commitment to legal precision.
Facing bank fraud can be an unnerving experience that can lead to significant financial losses. If you or your business has been victimized by fraudulent practices, it is paramount to arm yourself with high-caliber legal representation.
Experience the pinnacle of class action litigation services with Conrad & Scherer, a premier litigation firm in South Florida. Our team boasts substantial experience and extensive resources, enabling us to effectively defend against class actions or lead regional and national litigation on behalf of a class of plaintiffs.
Commercial or business fraud litigation involves addressing fraudulent activities related to commercial or business transactions. These may occur between two businesses, a business and a government entity, a business and a consumer, or sometimes between an employer and an employee.
In the competitive world of business, legal challenges are inevitable. Commercial disputes can be time-consuming, costly, and disruptive. However, they are also essential in ensuring smooth business operations.
Civil litigation, also identified as commercial or business litigation, often originates from disagreements or disputes linked to an organization or its processes.
Construction litigation pertains to the resolution of disputes among stakeholders involved in governmental, commercial, or residential construction projects.
Land use and zoning regulations are the foundations on which communities and cities are built. These laws direct the development and use of land, influencing everything from building heights to easements and setbacks.
Maritime litigation involves the interpretation of these laws and can be critical for businesses and individuals operating in open water.
A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment strategy that involves the payment of purported returns to earlier investors with funds contributed by new investors.
At Conrad & Scherer, we have a robust procurement and government contracts practice, designed to guide you expertly through the often complex public procurement/bid process at various levels – city, county, and with quasi-governmental entities.
Our professional negligence and malpractice litigation services are rooted in a deep understanding of both the professional standards that govern various industries and the rigorous demands of professional liability law.
Securities law can be a complex and overwhelming field, which is why you need a trusted partner who understands its nuances.
A trust is a fiduciary legal relationship wherein one party holds assets or property for another party’s benefit. If constructed correctly under Florida law, a trust ensures that the beneficiary receives their assets once capable of managing them.
The amount of compensatory damages you may be entitled to in a wrongful death case hinges on multiple factors, chief among them the nature of your relationship with the deceased.

When Experience Counts

Established in 1974 by William R. Scherer, Jr. (Bill) and Rex Conrad, Conrad & Scherer began its journey as a civil law firm focused on serving local community needs. throughout the years, we’ve experienced significant growth, yet we’ve never strayed from our core principles of virtue and integrity that have been the bedrock of our firm from the beginning.

William R. Scherer, Jr.

Founder & Managing Partner

William R. Scherer co-founded the firm in 1974 with his late partner Rex Conrad. Over the past five decades, Mr. Scherer has grown Conrad & Scherer into one of Florida’s leading law firms and has expanded the firm’s presence with offices in New York, New York, Brevard, North Carolina, and Quito, Ecuador. AV® Preeminent™ Peer […]

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John J. Scherer

Executive Partner

John Scherer is an Executive Partner in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office. Mr. Scherer’s government relations practice focuses on providing clients throughout South Florida with strategic counsel on procurement and government contract issues. Mr. Scherer focuses his litigation practice on construction and land use litigation. As a Certified General Contractor with significant experience in construction, […]

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Irwin R. Gilbert

Senior Partner

L’AUDACE TOUJOURS L’AUDACE Irwin Gilbert is a senior partner at Conrad & Scherer’s Fort Lauderdale office with a practice concentrating primarily on complex commercial litigation, general business litigation, construction defect litigation, class actions and professional liability. Practicing in State and Federal Courts in Florida and across the Country, Irwin represents fortune 100 companies in high stakes litigation. […]

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Steven H. Osber

Senior Partner

Steven Osber is a senior partner at Conrad & Scherer’s Fort Lauderdale office with a practice concentrating primarily on commercial and business litigation. With over 25 years of experience, Mr. Osber’s case representation ranges from routine litigation matters to highly complex litigation including partnership/shareholder disputes, commercial eviction matters, real estate litigation and construction litigation. In […]

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William R. Scherer, III

Senior Partner

William R. Scherer, III is a Senior Partner in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office. Mr. Scherer focuses his practice on commercial and real estate litigation, employment litigation, and personal injury. After more than 28 years of practice, he has gained experience in all phases of civil litigation, including jury trials. In the area of commercial […]

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Eric J. Hager


Eric Hager is a partner in the Firm’s Quito, Ecuador office. His practice includes appellate litigation, commercial litigation, securities and financial regulatory litigation, complex civil litigation, land use litigation, and trust litigation. Mr. Hager’s experience in complex litigation is varied. Mr. Hager was a core member of the trial team that, in June 2024, obtained […]

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Janine McGuire


Janine McGuire is a partner in the Firm’s Fort Lauderdale office.  Janine’s practice areas include commercial litigation, trust & probate litigation, appellate practice as well as others.   She provides key litigation strategy and support for a diverse clientele throughout all stages of litigation. Janine’s focus on estate and trust litigation involves many issues, including family […]

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Elizabeth A. Scherer


Renowned for her fierce commitment to justice, Elizabeth Scherer is a highly experienced attorney who brings an impressive depth of legal expertise to Conrad & Scherer. Her distinguished career began with a decade-long tenure as a Prosecutor, during which she handled over 75 jury trials and specialized in prosecuting violent habitual offenders. In addition to […]

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Jason R. Adamsky

Senior Associate Attorney

Jason Adamsky is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office, where he assists partners in a variety of complex commercial litigation matters. He takes great pride in his ability to expertly guide his clients through even the most difficult situations, using sophisticated and nuanced methods that he has perfected over many years of […]

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Kirk R. Vonhilsheimer

Senior Associate Attorney

Kirk R. vonHilsheimer is an Associate in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office, where he assists partners and senior associates in a variety of complex commercial litigation matters. While in law school, Mr. vonHilsheimer worked as a Summer Associate for the firm where he gained valuable hands on knowledge and experience from our seasoned trial lawyers. […]

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David L. Gunion, Jr.

Associate Attorney

David Gunion is a respected Associate Attorney in our Fort Lauderdale office. Graduating with a Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad School of Law, David’s legal expertise is backed by a strong academic foundation and practical experience. He takes pride in his role alongside a nationwide litigation team advancing claims on behalf of […]

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George E. Dahdal

Associate Attorney

George Dahdal is an Associate Attorney at Conrad Scherer’s Fort Lauderdale office. His practice primarily focuses on commercial litigation, where he passionately represents businesses and individuals in various disputes. George is known for his strategic and client-centric approach, ensuring that every case is handled with the utmost dedication and professionalism. George earned his Juris Doctor […]

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David F. Garces

Of Counsel

David Garcés is an Ecuadorian attorney in the firm’s Quito office. He focuses his practice on advising U.S. and Latin American clients on international negotiations, mergers & acquisitions, cross-border litigation, family law matters and real estate transactions. He has experience in corporate law, transactions, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, e-commerce, family law, probate and international […]

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