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Keith J. Scherer

Keith J. Scherer

Practice areas:

Military Law, Criminal Defense

About Me

I'm a criminal defense lawyer. I represent clients in military, federal, and Illinois courts. My practice concentrates on the most serious cases, such as allegations of white-collar crime, sexual assault, and computer crimes involving children.


I'm a founding member of one of the nation's most prominent military law firms, Gagne, Scherer & Associates LLC. I've been involved with criminal law since law school in the mid-1990s. I served in the Air Force twice, first as a Russian Linguist and then as a JAG. I've done trials throughout the United States and in several countries overseas. 


I have been a baseball analyst and researcher since the early 1990s, affiliated with STATS, Inc., Baseball Prospectus, The Hardball Times, Bill James Online, and the Society for American Baseball Research. I have contributed to books by Rob Neyer and Will Carroll. 


My undergraduate degree is in English with a concentration in creative writing. In addition to my interest in baseball, I'm an avid reader of fiction, poetry, Shakespeare, and true crime. With the exception of my military service, I'm a lifelong Chicagoan. My office is on the Northwest Side, 17 miles from U.S. Cellular Field, 10 miles from Wrigley Field, and 6 miles from O'Hare Airport. 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    16 years
  2. Military Law: 50%
    14 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Christopher D Cazares

    I have worked with Mr. Scherer on several cases over the years. Keith epitomizes the intelligent advocate who practices law with the highest integrity. I strongly endorse this lawyer.


    Christopher Cazares Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • No photo

    As a former ADC, I worked with Keith on several cases. He and Greg were exceptional advocates and thorough professionals, I would strongly recommend their services to anyone facing military misconduct allegations of any kind.


    James Dingivan Government Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

The Law Office of Keith J. Scherer, PC

6585 N Avondale
Suite D
Chicago, IL, 60631-1521



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199908/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Honor Roll, Appointed Criminal Defense AttorneysFederal Court2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerGagne, Scherer & Assoc., LLC2006 - Present
OwnerThe Law Office of Keith J. Scherer, P.C.2006 - Present
Assistant Staff Judge AdvocateUnited States Air Force2001 - 2005
ClerkKane County States Attorney1996 - 1998


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Federal Defender PanelAttorney2006 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
Family Lawyer MagazineFinding Pornography on the Family Computer2011
The Hardball TimesU.S. v Barry Bonds: A Guide to Help You Cut Through the Noise2007
The Juice: The Real Story of Baseball's Drug Problem, by Will CarrollPre-Trial Commotion: The Legal Issues of Steroids and Sports2006


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJ.D.1998
University of Illinois, ChicagoEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1995

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Annual MeetingCocktail of Trouble: Court-Martial Sex Assault Cases2014
Trends, Tips, Ethics in Child Pornography CasesLegal issues related to child pornography prosecutions2013