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 and real estate litigation, Mr. Scherer has handled complex commercial cases, including secondary banking liability claims against financial institutions for aiding and abetting fraud, mold litigation between commercial landlords and tenants, fraud, misrepresentation and contract claims in connection with high value residential and commercial sales and purchases, construction defect disputes and contractor lien challenges, commercial and residential landlord and tenant disputes, condominium association disputes and litigation and various other business and personal tort and contract claims.
Mr. Scherer has also represented employers and employees in disputes arising under federal and state labor and employment statutes, including Title VII, Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act and the Florida Civil Rights Act. He has initiated and defended charges of discrimination before the Equal employment Opportunity Commission and often interprets, drafts, and negotiates employment and severance agreements on behalf of employees joining or leaving company employment.
In addition to commercial and employment litigation, Mr. Scherer has litigated personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from automobile, boating and motorcycle accidents as well as other circumstances where individuals have been injured.
Outside of the practice of law, Mr. Scherer is the father of two children, an accomplished musician and a martial arts enthusiast holding a second-degree black-belt in Karate.