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Peter L. Scherr

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  • Shareholder

Practice Areas

  • Motor Vehicle/Truck Collisions
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse
  • Industrial (Construction) Accidents
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Premises Liability


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 defect, 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 the motor vehicle collision and premises liability claims, and related litigation. After joining the predecessor firm, 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.


  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. – 1992
    • Law Journal: Journal of Urban & Contemporary Law, Notes & Comments Editor, 1991 – 1992
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. – 1989
    • Major: History

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1993
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Maryland, 1992
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland

Professional Associations

  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Maryland Association for Justice, Member
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Washington, D.C., Member
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Member

Published Works

  • The Juvenile Curfew Ordinance: In Search of New Standard of Review, Wash. U. J. Urb. & Contemp. Law, 1991

Published Opinions

  • Mina v. Asal, 247 A.3d 260 (D.C. 2021)


  • Super Lawyer in both Maryland and D.C., 2007, 2020 - Present
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyer

Verdicts & Settlements

  • $2,550,000 Truck Collision – Wrongful Death and Survival Action
  • $2,600,000 Government Liability – Wrongful Death and Survival Action 

Past Positions

  • The Hon. William P. Turner, Law Clerk, 1993