Kirk R. vonHilsheimer is a Senior Associate at Conrad & Scherer’s Fort Lauderdale office, where he plays a pivotal role in the firm’s complex commercial litigation practice. His extensive experience and strategic insight make him a key asset in handling high-stakes legal matters alongside partners and senior colleagues.

Kirk began his journey at Conrad & Scherer as a Summer Associate nearly 10 years ago, where he quickly distinguished himself by acquiring hands-on knowledge from the firm’s seasoned trial lawyers. He holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University, credentials that underpin his expert legal practice.

With substantial involvement in numerous cases at both state and federal levels, Kirk has developed a nuanced understanding of the judicial system, particularly in assisting with jury trials. His expertise is not only technical but also strategic, enabling him to navigate complex litigation effectively. Some of his most significant cases include:

  • Represented property owners and contractors in mechanic’s lien and contract actions for commercial projects around South Florida
  • Represented affected property owners that were deprived of access to public records pursuant to Florida’s Sunshine Law, Fla. Stat. 119
  • Represented family of the decedent in a successful action to challenge a will due to undue influence and lack of testamentary capacity

As a Senior Associate, Kirk is often tasked with leading case preparations and contributing to critical decision-making processes. His ability to mentor junior lawyers and manage significant aspects of the firm’s litigation portfolio demonstrates his leadership and depth of legal knowledge.

Outside the courtroom, Kirk maintains an active lifestyle, with a passion for tennis and chess.

Kirk R. vonHilsheimer’s combination of rigorous legal training, practical experience, and leadership within the firm positions him as a formidable advocate and a trusted advisor to clients navigating the complexities of commercial litigation.


  • “2024 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” for Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Construction
  • Listed as one of the “FACES of Fort Lauderdale” in High-Stakes Litigation by Fort Lauderdale Illustrated Magazine, 2021