• Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Wrongful Death
  • University of Miami School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1994
  • University of Miami, Bachelor of Arts, 1991
  • Florida Bar, 1995
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, 2011
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 2008
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 1996
  • District of Columbia, 2010



William R. Scherer, III serves as Of Counsel in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office.  Mr. Scherer focuses his practice on commercial and employment litigation, and personal injury.  After more than 20 years of practice, he has gained experience in all phases of civil litigation, including jury trials, and has been AV Preeminent Peer Rated by Martingale-Hubbell since 2005.

In the area of commercial 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, director and officer liability claims, trademark and copyright infringement, music royalty disputes and various other business tort and contract claims.

Mr. Scherer has also represented many 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 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 student, currently holding a second-degree black-belt in Karate.

Significant Matters/Cases
  • Russell v. N. Broward Hospital, 346 F.3d 1335 (11th Cir. 2003)
  • The Broward Times, Inc. v. North Broward Hospital District, Case No. 04-61563 (S.D. Fla.)
  • Stevens Weiss v. Atlantic Recording Corporation, Case No. 04-60910 (S.D. Fla.)
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, since 2005
  • Listed as one of the “FACES of Fort Lauderdale” in High-Stakes Litigation by Fort Lauderdale Illustrated Magazine, 2021
  • Included in the Best Lawyers in South Florida©, 2015
  • Broward County 17th Judicial Circuit, Former Traffic Magistrate, 2002