Peter L. Scherr

Peter L. Scherr

Mr. Scherr’s practice focuses on serious personal injury and wrongful death claims resulting
from the negligence of others, including those claims arising out of motor vehicle and
motorcycle collisions, defective products, medical and nursing home negligence, premises
defects, and industrial (construction) accidents.

Mr. Scherr grew up in Bethesda, Maryland. He received an undergraduate degree from the
University of Pennsylvania in 1989 and his law degree from Washington University in St.
Louis in 1992. While attending Washington University, Mr. Scherr served as an editor on the
law review. Following his graduation from law school, Mr. Scherr clerked for the Honorable
William P. Turner in the Sixth Judicial Circuit for the State of Maryland. Thereafter, Mr.
Scherr entered private practice concentrating on motor vehicle collision and premises
liability claims, and related litigation. After joining the predecessor firm to Futrovsky, Forster
and Scherr, Chartered in 1995, Mr. Scherr’s practice expanded to include the litigation of
products liability, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, police brutality, and
industrial (construction) accident claims. In 1998, he was made a shareholder in the firm.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Scherr has successfully litigated hundreds of injury and
death claims in the state and federal courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia, trying
many to verdict.

Mr. Scherr routinely receives referrals from other attorneys, including many from attorneys
against whom he has litigated cases.

Mr. Scherr is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has received Super Lawyer awards in
2007, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

ADMISSIONS

  • District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Washington University School of Law, 1992
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1989

AWARDS

  • Superlawyer, Maryland, 2007, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Superlawyer, District of Columbia, 2007

MARTINDALE HUBBELL RATING

  • AV

PUBLISHED OPINIONS

  • Mina v. Asal, 247 A.3d 260 (2021)