The Conrad & Scherer “Pathways to Careers in Law” program is gearing up for its third year of helping facilitate legal careers for Fort Lauderdale High School students. The collaboration between the Fort Lauderdale law firm, Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law (NSU Law) and Fort Lauderdale High School’s Pre-Law magnet program, has helped 24 “Fellows” gain […]
William Scherer co-founded Conrad & Scherer in 1974 (almost 50 years ago), made it into a leading law firm and grew outside Florida. A noted trial attorney, he was lead counsel for victims of a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, plaintiff’s counsel in a high-profile commercial lawsuit about the sale of a health insurance company and has […]
Conrad & Scherer celebrates its 50th anniversary, marking half a century of unparalleled legal expertise. As the Daily Business Review highlighted, the firm exemplifies masterful law firm succession planning. The legal community is abuzz as Elizabeth Scherer and William Scherer III join the esteemed practice, furthering its legacy.
As Conrad & Scherer marks its 50th year, founder William R. Scherer, Jr. welcomes his accomplished children to the team: William R. Scherer, III, joining as Senior Partner, and former Circuit Judge Elizabeth Anne Scherer as Partner. Both heralded for their significant legal achievements, they signify a new chapter for the firm’s enduring legacy.
How a Local Law School and a Noted Law Firm Are Helping High School Students Envision a Path to a Legal Career
Conrad & Scherer collaborates with Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law and Fort Lauderdale High School for the philanthropic initiative, Pathways to Careers in Law. Aimed at diversifying the legal field, the initiative mentors underserved high school students, offering real-world legal experiences and mentorships.
Conrad & Scherer’s Pathways to Careers in Law initiative continues into its second year, offering students from Fort Lauderdale High valuable scholarships to pursue a law degree at Nova Southeastern University. Brendan Garcia, a program participant, recounted his “life-changing experience” during his paid internship at the firm.
Conrad & Scherer has elevated Janine R. McGuire to the role of Partner at their Fort Lauderdale office as of September 8th, 2022. With profound expertise in appellate matters, Mrs. McGuire offers essential appellate and litigation support, collaborating closely with litigation teams to safeguard appellate rights throughout trials.
On April 2nd, 2022, Conrad & Scherer LLP announced the addition of Tommy Arnst as an associate attorney. Specializing in complex commercial litigation, Arnst brings with him a JD from The University of Miami School of Law and a Bachelor of Finance from Florida State University’s College of Business.
On December 16th, 2020, Conrad & Scherer LLP announced the promotion of Kirk R. vonHilsheimer to associate attorney. Building on his experience as a Summer Associate with the firm, Mr. VonHilsheimer now supports complex commercial litigation cases.
On February 26th, 2019, Conrad & Scherer, LLP announced the addition of Irwin Gilbert as senior partner. With over forty years of expertise, Mr. Gilbert specializes in complex commercial litigation, including areas like construction defect litigation and class actions. He is an esteemed graduate of the University of Buffalo, John Lord O’Brien School of Law.