4.5 stars 12 totalReview Keith Scherer
Posted by Nicole
Mr. Keith Scherer absolutely saved the day for our family and I will forever be grateful to him for his legal expertise and his guidance. From the very beginning to the very end, Mr. Scherer was supportive, responsive and appropriately aggressive with my husband's case. It was a difficult situation, as my husband was already in the brig when I made the decision to seek assistance from a civilian attorney specializing in military law. Mr. Scherer had to pick up this case after it had already begun and had to aggressively repair some of the damage that had been done. Right from the start, he was solution oriented and positive, yet reasonable about the potential for worst case scenario. When Mr. Scherer agreed to take our case, I was already feeling as though it was indeed the worst case scenario that was occurring and I was at the point where I had lost all hope for a good result. Mr. Scherer was extremely sensitive to my situation and was very detailed regarding what information he would need from my husband, when I was able to speak with him during visitation at the brig. I am a civilian, so all of the military acronyms and processes became quite overwhelming at times. Day by day, due to Mr. Scherer's diligence and effective communication, I began to have hope that he would be able to turn the tide and that my husband would not be destroyed by this. What I appreciated most from Mr. Scherer throughout the entire process, was that he was willing to remind me to calm down and try to find peace, when I became overwhelmed by the stress of the situation. Which I did, quite a few times. I was a stress case and he was kind enough to lead me in the direction of positive thinking. That meant so much to me. He is strong minded and confident in his decisions, yet when offering his legal expertise, he was patient with me and put in the time to ensure that I was clear regarding next steps and what to expect. My daughter and I were alone in this state, my husband was in the brig and my resources were limited. During this case, Mr. Scherer was appropriately aggressive when needed and equally supportive. When difficult decisions needed to be made, he gave me details that I asked for and then allowed me to ask as many questions as I needed to feel comfortable. All of our communication was by email or phone, as he was in a different state, and I was impressed with his ability to build my trust so quickly by his outstanding performance and solid responses. When it came time for the court martial, I was even more impressed and so relieved to meet Mr. Scherer. He was prepared, focused, supportive and on the day of court, when I walked into the court room filled with anxiety and so afraid, I looked at Mr. Scherer and his partner and was filled with a sense of peace. I knew I had the very best representing the interests of my family and I was not disappointed. I have never seen such confidence and expertise in a court room. Mr. Scherer and his partner were respectful and appropriate, however; their presence was hard to miss. I know without a doubt, that if Mr. Scherer would not have represented my husband, that we would not have had the same result. After a long day of court, it was so rewarding to hear the final verdict from the jury, which was the best case scenario. After so many months of fear, to be able to hear that my husband was safe and this situation was over, well, there are no words to describe. Mr. Scherer had a huge smile on his face when it was all said and done, not because he had a "win", but because I believe he was sincere in his desire to help our family and he shared in our joy. As I stated at the beginning of this review, I will forever be grateful. I don't think Mr. Scherer truly understands what he did for our family, but the positive results of his intervention in this case will trickle throughout our lives as a reminder that life is precious. He will always be remembered as "the very best".
Posted by Dave
Keith represented our daughter in a very difficult situation concerning the Air Force. He immediately took charge of the case and proposed several options and ideas as how to proceed. He assembled a team to defend her that covered all the bases, The outcome was better than expected and we were very fortunate to have contracted his services
Posted by a client
Mr..Scherer is an excellent attorney. I would highly recommend him. He had my son's best interest throughout our legal process and gave us excellent advice. He kept us informed and clearly explained all of our options.
Posted by a client
Mr. Keith Scherer and Mr. Greg Gagne are two amazing Attorneys. When something unexpected happen that you have worked your whole life for and can could be taken away. You want the right people to get the best possible results for your situation. That is what I found in the Gagne, Scherer & Associates' Team. The communication line was always open from start to finish. Travel was not an issue for them and as the spouse, they made sure that my plans for travel was set as well. Mr. Scherer was a former JAG Attorney and knows what each of his clients or potiential clients is up against when he takes on a case. He is very honest and straight forward. He understands the Language and can walk the walk and talk the talk. So, the team is always prepared to win. I really thank God for putting this firm in my path to save my husband carreer. Mr. Scherer and Mr. Gagne are trustworthy, respectable, Knowledgeable, professional attorneys, and always on time. I am more than satisfied with my husband case outcome and would recommend Mr. Scherer and his Associates to anybody at anytime. This team's hard work, dedication and attention to detail got the job done and I was not disappointed!!
Posted by Susan
I have known Keith now for almost a year and can testify to more than his abilities as a lawyer, but how he differs from others because as soon as you hire him, you will see from day #1 that he will treat you more than just a client. I will never forget for example, how routine it was for Keith to for example call me up on a Friday evening just to “check up on me,” see how I was doing, and ask about my family, etc. This may not seem that significant, but it will after months of facing daily a depressing isolated hostile work environment. You will be alone and should be guarded and trust no one. It is priceless to have on your team a support system and lawyer you can trust like Keith who truly cares about you not just as an individual that he represents, but you as person. Keith’s help representing my case that I was able to go from a hopeless situation to a best-case scenario for me. I am forever grateful and it was the best decision I made to hire Keith who resolved my case and saved my career.
Posted by Brittany
Mr. Scherer took over my case after almost a year of continuances with a less qualified attorney. He was patient and kind but delivered immediate and beneficial results. He not only restructured the plea bargain but he basically saved my life in the process with his comprehensive and involved strategies. Mr. Scherer took the time to explain all of my options every step of the way and worked tirelessly to make sure I had the best representation I could possibly attain. My criminal record was extensive prior to Mr. Scherer's involvement with my case and despite seemingly insurmountable odds against me I believe I got the best results I could have hoped for. Mr. Scherer is incredibly intelligent and focused and you can tell he genuinely cares about what he does for people, he is there to help. He fought hard for my freedom and my future; any challenge we faced was met head on with a clear head and a goal in mind. Everything from dealing with multiple judges and sincerely unpleasant prosecutors to his general availability and presence was as high of quality and dignified as one could hope for. There are literally not enough wonderful things I could say about this person. He is the guy you want in your corner.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
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.
Posted by Jamie
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.
Posted by Sean H.
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.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
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.