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Keith J. Scherer

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  1. Outstanding

    Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
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     Excellent
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     Excellent
    Responsive
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    Kept me informed
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    • I recommend Keith Scherer.
    • I hired Keith 1-3 years ago.
    • Keith handled my Criminal Defense matter.

    Keith is an outstanding attorney. He took great care with our case, and explained what was going on every step of the way. We had a family member wrongfully accused of a felony, and Keith's work on the matter led to a clearing of the felony charge, and merely a small fine for a misdemeanor. He clearly communicated every option, and every possible scenario in a straight-forward and honest manner to allow our family to make the best possible decisions. I hope to never need Keith again, but if I ever needed a defense attorney, I would not hesitate to call him. He does fantastic work.

  2. The man who got my life back together.

    Posted by Jamie, a Military Law client,
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     Excellent
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    Kept me informed
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    • I recommend Keith Scherer.
    • I hired Keith 1-3 years ago.
    • Keith handled my Military Law matter.

    Keith is one of the most trustworthy lawyers you could possibly find. I was falsely accused of a crime that could have landed me 30 years in prison. I knew that I had to find someone to help me with this situation, so I did some internet searching. Keith's website caught my eye and I made a free consultation phone call. It was easy to contact him even with the time differences, as I was in Italy and he in Chicago. During our initial phone conversation he let me express to him how I felt about this matter and let me get some things off my chest. He listened and responded as very concerned. I really felt comfortable about him and I knew that I needed to retain his services. Keith represented me through my whole process, investigation, article 32 hearing, motions, and finally court martial.

    I believe that Keith's experience directly reflected to my case during the Art. 32 hearing, when the Investigating Officer recommended NOT to take the case further, but with political and other pressure it was decided that my case should go to court martial. During court martial Keith and his team advised me to make some very serious and demanding last minute decisions that only I as the client could approve. That last minute expert advice was probably the game changer that resulted in my full acquittal.

    It's tough knowing the truth but relying on other people to bring it out and present it to higher authorities, and Keith presented my case with the upmost professionalism. Keith not only helped me professionally but personally also. He has seen this type of case before and knew how hard it is mentally for someone that was in my shoes, he always reassured me and was very concerned for my health.

    I would recommend Keith and his team to anyone. Very professional, knowledgeable and up to date about military law.

  3. Verdict-"Acquitted!"

    Posted by Sean H., a DUI client,
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    • I recommend Keith Scherer.
    • I hired Keith more than 3 years ago.
    • Keith handled my DUI / DWI matter.

    My experience with Keith Scherer was nothing but positive as he served me as a valued adviser when I was in need of counsel. His manner is always professional and he has the ability to reduce complex issues into layman's terms. He was creative in his advice in handling my issues and he covered all of the bases. Besides being personable and insightful while listening and planning his strategy, Keith was up front with me as his client and I certainly appreciated his honesty. He kept in touch with me regularly during the months he served as my lawyer, returned my messages and calls, and charged reasonable fees. Because of Keith my issues were all resolved and I would certainly recommend him to anyone seeking a lawyer who gives practical legal advise that they can depend on to do an excellent job.

  4. Brilliant Defense Counsel

    Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
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    Responsive
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    Knowledgeable
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    Kept me informed
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    • I recommend Keith Scherer.
    • I hired Keith more than 3 years ago.
    • Keith handled my Criminal Defense matter.

    Keith deftly handled a delicate criminal matter for me in sensational fashion. Keith's clever and insightful lawyering resulted in the judge terminating my probation and sanctions nearly one year before they were scheduled to end. Keith is a zealous advocate and one of the most knowledgeable attorneys in any field.

  5. Saved my military career

    Posted by a Military Law client,
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    Kept me informed
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    • I recommend Keith Scherer.
    • I hired Keith more than 3 years ago.
    • Keith handled my Military Law matter.
    • I have previously worked with no lawyers.

    Keith is an excellent lawyer with the experience that military law requires. I was facing a court martial for a bogus charge and once I hired Keith's law firm (GSL Attorneys), the command decided to move forward with an Article 15 instead of a General Court Martial. The Article 15 was dropped, and I was given a Letter of Reprimand after the command failed to prove their case. It was an awesome outcome for a potentially terrible situation.

    I read the other review about Keith on this site, and I assure you that he will zealously represent you to his fullest ability and get you the best deal possible, or get you acquitted. You cannot expect a busy lawyer to call you all the time when they are working on other cases. I highly recommend hiring these guys to help you with your military or civilian issues.

  6. bad military lawyer

    Posted by a Military Law client,
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    Responsive
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    Kept me informed
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    • I do not recommend Keith Scherer.
    • I hired Keith more than 3 years ago.
    • Keith handled my Military Law matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    I hired this lawyer to defend me on my case but instead he made a deal with the prosecutor and tried to force me to agree with the deal he made. I only met him one time and that was when I handed him the money for hiring him. the rest of our communications was via email or phone calls, we never met again because he is always out of town and when he calls me he uses a blocked number so I cant call him back ( I think this is very unproffesional) Mr Scherer never listened to my side of the story I think he assumed that I am already guilty as charged because he even told me that there is no way I can win this case on a slam. He later pressured me to agree with the deal he made with the prosecutor thru his emails telling me that I will never win the case. I decided to fire him and hire a better lawyer. With the new lawyer on my side I proved my innocence and found not guilty of the charges. Now I am righteous again because I made the right decision of firing Mr Scherer as my defense attorney. This lawyer is very unproffesional that he wont even cooperate with the govt lawyer that they provided me and told me not to talk to the goverment lawyer at all . I made a mistake and wasted my money by hiring this attorney. Do not make the same mistake. there are better lawyers out there that are proffesional and will take care of you and recieve the proper "lawyer and client treatment" a lawyer that will not force you to agree to the deal that he made. Stay away from this lawyer..!

    1. Keith J. Scherer

      Keith J. Scherer

      Lawyer Comment:

      Because of the attorney-client privilege, I am not at liberty to address this client's review. Suffice it to say that it is rife with factual errors, leaving his personal opinions aside. I have tried to dispute the factual assertions of the review through Avvo, but Avvo will not afford me the opportunity to do so. I have documents, communications, and witnesses that would be able to demonstrate this this review is loaded with false claims, so long as the client is willing to waive the attorney-client privilege. If he is willing to do that, he can send the waiver to me in writing and I will get an opinion from my bar to see what I can divulge in order to rebut this review. Certain matters of public record demonstrate that aspects of the review are demonstrably false, but Avvo still will not remove the review. Based on my experience with Avvo in this matter, it seems as though Avvo does not have a meaningful dispute resolution process, no matter how bogus a review might be. I will not comment further on this client's review, nor do I have any intention of building my Avvo profile. Potential clients interested in my services can check either of my websites (www.keithscherer.com for Illinois cases and www.gslattorneys.com for military cases), the Illinois Secretary of State, and the Illinois bar. My record speaks for itself, notwithstanding this client's personal opinion.

      Posted over 3 years ago. Flag