Mr. William “Bill” R. Scherer cofounded the law firm of Conrad & Scherer, LLP, in the late 1970’s with former partner Rex Conrad. Over the past almost four decades, Mr. Scherer has grown Conrad & Scherer into one of Florida’s leading law firms and has expanded the Firm’s presence with offices in Brevard, North Carolina and Quito, Ecuador.
As a seasoned trial attorney, Mr. Scherer has litigated over 100 trials in both jury and non-jury cases before state, appellate, and federal courts. Mr. Scherer’s cases and legal accomplishments have received coverage by major television networks such as CNN, CNBC, MSNBC and FNN and local and national newspapers such as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, South Florida Business Journal, the Daily Business Review, the Sun-Sentinel and the Miami Herald.
While his former partner’s mantra “contested matters, any forum” continues to inspire Mr. Scherer’s practice, he primarily handles legally sophisticated matters that involve commercial and corporate litigation, mega-financial frauds, and civil rights litigation.
Most recently, he served as lead counsel for over 80 victims of the infamous multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Scott Rothstein. Mr. Scherer led his complex litigation team in the battle against the banks and other defendants and was able to achieve a historic settlement. Mr. Scherer was able to return his clients what is said to be among the highest percentages of recovery for victims of a Ponzi scheme by asserting and developing novel causes of action and theories based substantially on secondary liability such as aiding and abetting fraud and civil conspiracy to defraud. News outlets described the settlement as a “huge victory” and a “landmark” lawsuit.
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Last Updated: 1/24/2017