Third Party Insurance Defense, General Liability & Coverage

The attorneys at Conrad & Scherer represent businesses, agencies and others in the defense of a range of third-party insurance claims, including automotive liability, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, slip and falls, construction accidents, construction defects, marine liability, homeowner liability, product liability and more. We have earned a reputation for the vigorous pursuit of just settlements for our clients, whether through negotiation or argument in court.

  • STEVEN H. OSBER
    AREAS OF PRACTICE
    BIO
    STEVEN H. OSBER
    Senior Partner
    STEVEN H. OSBER
    EDUCATION
    • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law School, JD, 1996
    • State University of New York at Albany, BS, 1989
    BAR ADMISSIONS
    • Florida Bar
    • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
    • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
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    Steven Osber is a senior partner at Conrad & Scherer’s Fort Lauderdale office with a practice concentrating primarily on commercial and business litigation. Mr. Osber’s case representation ranges from routine litigation matters and third party insurance litigation to highly complex litigation including partnership/shareholder disputes, commercial eviction matters, real estate litigation and construction litigation.

    In addition to his extensive experience in commercial litigation and construction related litigation, Mr. Osber has handled a number of significant cases representing businesses in a variety of cases involved sophisticated legal issues through trial and obtained successful results for his clients. Mr. Osber is also valued as a contributing litigator in the firm’s labor and employment cases. He also serves as outside general counsel advising various businesses on day to day legal matters.

    Mr. Osber’s expansive litigation experience includes more than 100 state and federal jury and non-jury trials, as well as extensive binding arbitration experience. He is also proficient in appellate cases, having prepared appellate briefs on a variety of matters, argued before various appellate tribunals, and has obtained favorable opinions in the appellate courts throughout the State of Florida. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, which indicates a demonstration of the highest professional and ethical standards and is the highest rating a lawyer can receive. He has also been recognized as a top lawyer in the South Florida Legal Guide in 2011, and from 2014 to present day.

    Awards/Recognitions
    • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
    • South Florida Legal Guide – Recognized as a “Top Lawyer,” 2011, 2014 – 2020
  • JANINE KALAGHER MCGUIRE
    AREAS OF PRACTICE
    BIO
    JANINE KALAGHER MCGUIRE
    Senior Associate
    JANINE KALAGHER MCGUIRE
    EDUCATION
    • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1995
    • Providence College, Bachelor of Arts, 1992, cum laude
    BAR ADMISSIONS
    • Florida Bar, 1996
    • New York Bar, 1996
    • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 2001
    • Supreme Court of United States, 2004
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    Janine Kalagher McGuire is a senior associate in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office. Mrs. McGuire provides key appellate and litigation support for the firm’s diverse clientele throughout all stages of litigation.

    Having extensive insight as to appellate issues and process, Mrs. McGuire works closely with the firm’s litigation teams during the trial court stages to ensure that appellate rights are preserved with a proper and compelling record should an appeal be necessary.

    Mrs. McGuire has practiced within many areas of law in addition to appellate practice, including health care, medical malpractice, professional liability, governmental and administrative law and complex commercial litigation. In particular, Mrs. McGuire’s experience in health care law includes managed care, risk management, medical staff/peer review, employment, and medical malpractice litigation.

    Community Involvement/Affiliations
    • Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church and School, Board of Trustees, 2013
    • Broward County Bar Association, Member, 1996 to present
    • Omicron Delta Epsilon, Member, 1992 to present
    Significant Matters/Cases
    • Rohart v. Phoenix Emergency Med. of Broward, L.L.C., 41 So. 3d 410 (Fla. 4th DCA 2010)(PCA); Rohart v. N. Broward Hosp. Dist., 45 So. 3d 461 (Fla. 2010)(Petition for review dismissed); Rohart v. N. Broward Hosp. Dist., 131 S. Ct. 1570, 179 L. Ed. 2d 473 (2011)(Petition for writ of certiorari denied). Successfully defended a large governmental entity in several appeals filed by a former employee claiming tortious interference with a business relationship, denial of due process, and denial of equal protection.
    • Padilla v. N. Broward Hosp. Dist., 270 F. App’x 966 (11th Cir. 2008). Successfully defended a large governmental entity in an appeal filed in the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, by a former employee claiming discrimination in violation of Title VII and the Florida Civil Rights Act.
    • Marmorstein v. Wallach, 993 So. 2d 535 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2008)(PCA). Successfully defended the appeal of an order dismissing a complaint with prejudice which sought to obtain a $1.7 million commission on a purported viatical settlement contract that failed to disclose the amount and method of calculating the commission as required by Florida law.
    • City of Lauderhill v. Rhames, 864 So. 2d 432 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003). Appealed a judgment against a municipal corporation in a § 1983 action brought by several employees alleging violations of their substantive due process rights as the result of a department wide reorganization that eliminated their supervisory positions.
    Awards/Recognitions
    • Listed in South Florida Legal Guide, “Top Lawyers”, 2013 and 2014
    • Listed in South Florida Legal Guide, “Top Up and Comers”, 2010 to 2012
  • KYLE S. ROBERTS
    AREAS OF PRACTICE
    BIO
    KYLE S. ROBERTS
    Associate
    KYLE S. ROBERTS
    EDUCATION
    • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2015
    • Florida Atlantic University, B.A., 2012
    BAR ADMISSIONS
    • Florida Bar
    • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
    • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
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    Kyle Roberts is an Associate, at the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office, where he focuses on a variety of matters including Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Appellate Practice, Third Party Insurance Defense, General Liability and Coverage.

    Prior to joining the firm, Kyle was an Associate Attorney at a multi-state law firm, where he assisted clients in litigation relating to Third Party Insurance Defense and General Liability.  He also gained valuable experience in trial litigation at a boutique insurance defense law firm.

    Kyle earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University.  He went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law.  While in law school, Kyle earned a spot on the Dean’s List in five semesters and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Nova Law Review.  He also received a Merit Scholarship and the Pro Bono Honor Award.

    Kyle served as a Law Clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Florida. After law school, he served as a Graduate Fellow at the Fourth District Court of Appeal, where he worked on civil and criminal appellate matters.

    Community Involvement/Affiliations
    • Board of Directors, Federal Bar Association, Broward Chapter
    • Board of Directors, Broward County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
    • The Federalist Society, Member
    • Editorial Board, The Florida Bar Journal/News
    • Broward County Bar Association
    Awards/Recognitions
    • Appointed to The Florida Bar Journal and News Editorial Board, 2020
    • Elected to Broward County Bar Association Board of Directors, Young Lawyers Section, 2020
    • Elected to Broward County Bar Association Board, Sun-Sentinel, 2019
    • Elected to Broward County Bar Association Boards, Legal Learning Series,  2019
    • Elected to Broward County Bar Association Boards, Attorney at Law Magazine, 2019
    • Elected to Broward County Bar Association Boards, CityBizList, 2019
    • Appointed to The Florida Bar Journal and News Editorial Board, Attorney at Law magazine, 2018
    • Appointed to The Florida Bar Journal and News Editorial Board, Sun-Sentinel, 2018
    • Appointed to The Florida Bar Journal and News Editorial Board, CityBizList South Florida, 2108
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