Third Party Insurance Defense, General Liability and Coverage

The attorneys at Conrad & Scherer represent individuals, 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
    • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
    • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
    BIOGRAPHY:

    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 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, Mr. Osber has handled a number of significant cases defending businesses in negligent security claims, and he provides security training to nightclubs, bars and restaurants. Mr. Osber is also valued as a contributing litigator in the firm’s general workers’ compensation cases and employment law cases.

    Mr. Osber’s expansive litigation experience includes more than 150 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. 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 – 2017, 2019
  • 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
    BIOGRAPHY:

    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
  • ERIC M. YESNER
    AREAS OF PRACTICE
    BIO
    ERIC M. YESNER
    Associate
    ERIC M. YESNER
    EDUCATION
    • Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 2016
    • Florida Atlantic University, Master of Education, Educational Leadership, 2011
    • Florida Atlantic University, Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, 2009
    BAR ADMISSIONS
    • Florida Bar, 2017
    • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2017
    • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2017
    • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2017
    BIOGRAPHY:

    Eric Yesner is an associate in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office, where he focuses on complex commercial litigation and appeals. Before joining Conrad & Scherer, Mr. Yesner worked in a complex commercial litigation unit of a multi-state law firm, where he assisted clients in litigation and appeals. His experience includes cases in healthcare-related fraud, corporate proxies, intellectual property disputes, general liability and wrongful death, among other business disputes.

    Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Yesner served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Jeffrey T. Kuntz at the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal. He provided direct assistance and counsel to Judge Kuntz on legal determination, opinions, and orders, and researched and analyzed nearly 200 appeals and other original proceedings in the district court.

    Prior to beginning his legal career, Mr. Yesner was a middle school civics and American history teacher in Broward County.

    Mr. Yesner earned his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and his Master of Education from Florida Atlantic University. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree magna cum laude from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, where he graduated in the top 7% of his class. While attending law school, Mr. Yesner served as the Managing Technical Editor of Volume 40 of the Nova Law Review. Also a member of the Nova Moot Court Society, Mr. Yesner finished second in the 2016 Feinrider Moot Court Competition.

    Community Involvement/Affiliations
    • Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division
    • Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section
    • Broward County Bar Association
    • Palm Beach County Bar Association
    • Federalist Society
    • Republican National Lawyers Association
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