Peter L. Scherr

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Rockville, Maryland

Futrovsky, Forster & Scherr, Chartered
Peter L. Scherr
Futrovsky, Forster & Scherr, Chartered

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Workers' Compensation; view more

Licensed in Maryland since: 1992

Education: Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007, 2020 - 2025
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Futrovsky, Forster & Scherr, Chartered

1101 Wootton Pkwy
Suite 550
Rockville, MD 20852 Visit website


Peter L. Scherr is a renowned personal injury attorney and shareholder of Futrovsky, Forster & Scherr, Chartered, in Rockville, Maryland. For three decades, Mr. Scherr has offered top-tier services for victims of motor vehicle collisions, premises (slip-and-fall) accidents, nursing home negligence and abuse, industrial (construction) accidents, wrongful death, police brutality and medical malpractice.

Having litigated catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C., Mr. Scherr understands that losing a loved one can be devastating, especially when the victim's death could have been avoided. He ensures that the negligent parties – large corporations, government and health care providers – are held accountable for their actions, and his clients get compensated for the ultimate price.

After completing his B.A. at the University of Pennsylvania in 1989, Mr. Scherr received his J.D. in 1992 from Washington University School of Law, where he was an editor of its law journal. He also served as a law clerk for the Honorable William P. Turner at the Maryland 6th Judicial Circuit Court. He is licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Scherr maintains affiliations with organizations such as the American Association for Justice, the Maryland Association for Justice and the Trial Lawyers Association of Washington, D.C. Furthermore, his standing among peers is underscored by the numerous referrals he receives from both colleagues and opposing attorneys, further affirming his esteemed reputation in the legal community.

Considered among the most qualified trial attorneys, Mr. Scherr was selected for inclusion in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers list by The National Trial Lawyers, a prestigious, invitation-only organization. Recognizing his paramount legal ability and high standard of professional ethics, he was peer-review rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer- review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Workers' Compensation: Claimant, Health Care

Focus areas

Construction Accident, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Nursing Home, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death

  • 50% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 20% Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 10% Health Care

First Admitted: 1992, Maryland

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Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • $2,550,000 Truck Collision – Wrongful Death and Survival Action
  • $2,600,000 Government Liability – Wrongful Death and Survival Action
  • Mina v. Asal, 247 A.3d 260 (D.C. 2021)
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer, The National Trial Lawyers
  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyer, District of Columbia, 2007
  • Super Lawyer in both Maryland and D.C., 2007, 2020 - Present
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Member
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Washington, D.C., Member
  • Maryland Association for Justice, Member
  • Maryland Bar, 1992
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia Bar, 1992
Educational Background:
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1989

Office location for Peter L. Scherr

1101 Wootton Pkwy
Suite 550
Rockville, MD 20852

Phone: 301-750-9812


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007, 2020 - 2025

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