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Scott R. Scherr

Criminal defense Attorney at Towson, MD

5.0   28 reviews

also known as [email protected], 410-821-2910

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  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 27 years
    Maryland - MD 35 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    25%
    I represent people charged with all kinds of crimes including theft, possession of CDS, second degree assault, and many others.

    28 years

  2. Car accident
    20%
    I have handled hundreds of motor vehicle accident cases over the past 34 years. I handle all cases no matter how big or small. All motor vehicle accident cases are handled on a contingency fee which means that there is no fee unless we win.

    36 years

  3. DUI and DWI
    20%
    I have handled many DUI cases and related administrative hearings. Other lawyers regularly refer these cases to me. I handle have handled DUI's related to alcohol, CDS, and prescription medication. I have represented many licensees at MVA hearings.

    28 years

  4. Workers compensation
    15%
    I have represented injured workers' before the Workers' Compensation Commission for my entire career. I am well versed in the workers' compensation benefits that may be available to you.

    36 years

  5. Personal injury
    10%
    I represent people in all types of personal injury cases and initially worked at one of the premier personal injury firms in Maryland in my early years. I have been handling personal injury cases for 34 years.

    36 years

  6. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%
    I have handled traffic tickets for CDL drivers who live all over the country. I represent numerous Maryland and residents of other states for driving on a suspended licese, driving without a license, speeding tickets, and other citations.

    28 years

I AM A TOWSON ATTORNEY HANDLING CRIMINAL DEFENSE, TRAFFIC TICKET LITIGATION, AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS, AND WORKERS' COMPENSATION CASES. I AM A ZEALOUS ADVOCATE FOR MY CLIENTS TO HELPING MY CLIENTS ACHIEVE THE BEST POSSIBLE RESULT. I RETURN ALL CALLS AND E-MAILS PROMPTLY EVEN ON EVENINGS AND WEEKENDS.

Mr. Scherr is a Towson attorney with 35 years of experience handling automobile accident, worker's compensation, DUI's, driving on a suspended license, MVA hearings, expungements, and criminal defense cases. He has a perfect 10.0 rating on AVVO, numerous endorsements, and excellent client reviews on AVVO and Google  (perfect 5.0). He handles cases all over the State of Maryland in places like Baltimore City, Towson, Essex, Catonsville, Bel Air, Elkton, Ellicott City, Columbia, Glen Burnie, Annapolis, Rockville, Silver Spring, Upper Marlboro, Hyattsville, Frederick, and Hagerstown. He is licensed to practice law in Maryland and Washington, D.C.

He has been given Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating, AV and 5/5 for many years and again in 2023, which, according to Mardindale Hubbel’s rating system, shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence, that he has practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. He has also been selected to the 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024 Maryland Super Lawyers List by Thomas Reuter. He has been endorsed by 65 attorneys all over the country on AVVO.

Mr. Scherr is an active member of the Baltimore County Bar Association and is the former Chair of the Lawyer Referral Committee and has written articles for The Advocate, the Baltimore County Bar Association newsletter. He is also has been a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Maryland Association for Justice since 1988.

For 35 years, Mr. Scherr has been a member of the J. Dudley Digges Inn of Court in Baltimore City, an organization where prominent lawyers and judges from all over the State of Maryland meet monthly to discuss issues in the practice of law. He was honored by that organization as Pupil of the Year in 1992-1993. He has also participated in mock appellate arguments, mock arbitrations, and numerous other presentations at the Inn. Mr. Scherr has also lectured on topics relating to handling personal injury cases at the Nuts and Bolts of Civil Practice in the District Court for Baltimore City seminar sponsored by the Young Lawyer’s Division of the Bar Association of Baltimore City. He has also written articles for the Maryland Association for Justice. Mr. Scherr has written several appellate amicus briefs on behalf of the Maryland Trial Lawyers' Association (now known as the Maryland Association for Justice). He receives referrals from many lawyers and has even represented many attorneys and their spouses in various matters.

Mr. Scherr grew up in Pikesville and still lives there today with his wife and two daughters who are now in college at the University of Maryland College Park and Washington College, respectively. He is active in his community and previously served as President of the Summit Chase Townhouse Association, Inc., his local homeowner’s association and was a member of the Board for 15 years. He also actively offers free legal advice at the Lawyer Referral Service through the Baltimore County Bar Association on a frequent basis and is very active in the AVVO and Justia communities volunteering his time to answer questions online. He has spoken to elementary school students on Career Day on a regular basis.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Top Contributor 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013
Top Contributor
2024 2023 2022 + 9 ...
Client's Choice 2018,2015
Client's Choice
2018 2015

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Location

Scott R. Scherr, P.A., Attorney at Law
600 Washington Avenue
Suite 201
Towson, MD, 21204

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  28 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by I | December 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Representation
I recommend this lawyer to everyone that's needs one for any reason. This is EXACTLY who you want and would like on your side.
Response from Scott Scherr December 29, 2023
Thank you for the kind words!
Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional attorney who successfully handled traffic issue
Scott was very accessible and communicative. He kept me informed with the progress of the case and was very thorough when answering my questions or explaining possible outcomes. Overall, I would hire Scott again and recommend him based on my experience and positive resolution.
Response from Scott Scherr May 5, 2023
Thanks for the kind words! I glad that we were able to get the traffic charge dismissed.
Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced with Great Communication
Mr. Scott helped me with a traffic ticket (Failure to control vehicle speed on highway to avoid collision) that could have put 3 points on my DL. He was proactive in making all important communications in timely manner and was always on to the point. I would defiantly recommend him for a similar situation.
Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speeding Citation - Excellent Lawyer
He was responding to my e-mails and calls with no delay and also very good communicator. Very reasonable price too! I am very happy with the outcome of my speeding ticket trial. I walked away with off the record. I was extremely satisfied. Highly recommend him to all drivers.
Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Lawyer
I got in some trouble when I was younger. Drugs and traffic. It was minor stuff but a real mess. I was so embarrassed but he was very kind and understanding. He didn't 'look down' on me. He got my traffic fines reduced to nearly nothing and got me the best possible outcome for the possession charge. Highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you.
From the bottom of my heart I would like to thank you for your time and help as a lawyer and, undoubtedly, a kind and responsive person.
Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Shoplifting
Amazing talented person. Recommend him to everyone. Very detailed and through review analysis for my case. Recommend him to everyone.
Posted by Krishnaj | September 5, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very knowledgeable and prompt
I had consulted Attorney Scherr regarding a speeding ticket and a PBJ. H called me back within minutes. His interpretation regarding my case was accurate, concise and prompt. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful!
I was really pleased and impressed as to Scott's ability to make a fast evaluation of my situation and provide intelligent approaches. Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Scott was extremely helpful with a minor civil citation regarding marijuana possession. He was available to discuss matters via email or phone at any time during the process. I would highly recommend scott for any legal issue, but in particular regarding the new possession laws, as he has a common sense approach to both the legal and personal aspects of the situation. Stayed professional and completely non-judgemental throughout.
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Scott Scherr is a very thorough attorney. He understands the many aspects and intricacies of the law and is able to communicate them easily. He was excellent at communicating via phone or email and of course in person. He responds rapidly to emails and is very good at listening to concerns/questions and providing a useful answer. I would definitely recommend him.
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Posted by KG | January 10, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful
Mr. Scherr responded promptly with no judgement of my situation just helpful information that i needed. Thank you
Posted by Dennis | November 13, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
Mr.Scott answered my questions and was very truthful and straight to the point,was very precise
Posted by Cpl. Nathan | August 21, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Clear and concise consultation
Mr. Scherr was very clear and straight to the point with answering all of my questions in a deliberate and easy to understand manner. I believe his advice on my situation has greatly improved my ability to defend my case in the upcoming trial.
Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
I came across Scott while researching information about DUI/DWI's on AVVO and was impressed by how thoughtful his answers were on this site. After sending an email, he immediately contacted me back and put my mind at ease. He then followed up with a lengthy phone conversation and review of initial documents which all happened on a weekend. He walked me through the entire situation and process and I always felt I was in the best hands possible. He is a great communicator and was always available via phone or email and constantly asked if I had any additional questions. I highly recommend Scott to anyone who is looking for a lawyer. I am truly thankful he represented me.
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Posted by Jeff | April 21, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
My Background Check Level
Scott was very Helpful to me in knowing what to do to get the second degree charge off my background check, I just need the forms to fill out to help get it finalized and off my record, Thank you Scott I appreciate you!!
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
My wife and I have been working with Scott as a result of a workplace injury to my wife. Scott has been very accessible, generous with his time and has at each point in the process been more concerned with my wife's health and well-being than he was in generating fees. We would recommend Scott to anyone who needs help in his areas of expertise.
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Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you
Just speaking with him has me very confident with going threw with my issue at hand. Also he was very patient and understanding about what I was asking him
Posted by Joe Jones | April 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent & Caring Attorney
There was a bench warrant issued by the Judge for the arrest of my friend. Scott prepared and hand delivered the motion to recall the warrant within 24 hours of my contact with him. The warrant was recalled. Thanks Scott for your help.
Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fast respond, this is a great lawyer if you need one
Thank you for letting me know that I somehow was right about this issue. Shame hat I have to go to court and explain. Police officers should be more understandable then be so stubborn, special if you never had a ticket before. There was a reason why I was driving slow and did not get to the other lane. Plus this officer was arguing that I was in Prince Georges County not in Montgomery. Rockville is in Montgomery County, I did not wanted to talk any longer. Never know I might of been taken in handcuffs. It's very disappointing having uneducated people out there working for the State Police. People who think because they are police officers can intimate females from other States. I know there are other Police officers out there who are real good people and do a very good job.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Scott R. Scherr, P.A.
  • 2022 - Present
  • Vice President
  • Farace & Scherr, P.A.
  • 2000 - 2022
  • Sole Practitioner
  • Scott R. Scherr, Attorney at Law
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Israelson, Salsbury, Clements & Bekman, LLC
  • 1989 - 1996
  • Associate
  • Murnane & O'Neill
  • 1988 - 1989
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Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Towson University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1984
  • Pikesville High School
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Automobile Accidents
  • DUI Defense

Associations

  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Member Lawyer Referral Committee
  • 2004 - Present
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • 1996 - Present
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • 1989 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • 1988 - Present
  • J. Dudley Digges American Inn of Court
  • Master of the Bench
  • 1988 - Present
  • Baltimore County Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Committee
  • Former Chair
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Committee Member - The Advocate
  • 2002 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2024
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2023
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • 2023
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomas Reuters
  • 2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2021
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2020
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • 2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • 2018
  • Pupil of the Year
  • J. Dudley Digges Inn of Court
  • 1993
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Publications

  • Trial Reporter Magazine (MAJ)
  • Starting a Law Practice
  • 2013
  • The Advocate (BCBA)
  • The Hidden Benefits of the Lawyer Referral Service
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Career Day
  • Criminal Law
  • 2017
  • Panel Discussion
  • How to Grow and Maintain Your Practice Using Lawyer Referral
  • 2015
  • Dinner Meeting
  • Mock Arbitration
  • 2010
  • District Court Seminar
  • Nuts & Bolts of Civil Practice
  • 1999
  • Dinner Meeting
  • Mock Appellate Argument
  • 1992
  • Dinner Meeting
  • Mock Expert Deposition
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (65)
Given (33)
Endorse Scott
Unknown Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse and recommend Attorney Scherr."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Scherr provides insightful and well thought out responses to complex Client inquiries. He provides a unique prospective on complex criminal issues that most Attorneys do not have the forethought to scrutinize. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer who provides so generously to the community and gives prompt and sound legal advice."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Great lawyer. Very Knowledgeable. Real student of the practice of law. Very effective. Fights for his clients.Always prepared"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, Scott is an outstanding criminal attorney. Highly recommended!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott always gives thorough answers to legal questions. He is a tremendous asset to the Avvo Community."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott Scherr aggressively pursues every angle of a case on behalf of his clients. He is thorough, detail-orientated, and works tirelessly to protect his clients rights. I highly recommend him."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Scherr has a broad range of experience giving him a rare ability to provide valuable advice across many matters."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Scherr is an expert in all matters relating to traffic offenses and DUIs. He is a pillar of the AVVO community providing detailed responses in the Q&A forums. I endorse his services."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Scherr is a highly skilled, diligent and knowledgeable attorney who is well-known in the legal community for his outstanding professionalism. He was able to obtain satisfactory results even for clients whose cases were incredibly difficult by dedicating his time and effort to achieve the best results. I certainly endorse this lawyer and have no doubt he will be of great help to anyone seeking legal advice or representation within his main areas of practice."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Scherr provides a much needed service on Avvo. He donates his time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney. His professionalism, remarkable knowledge and vast experience place Scott among the top notch lawyers in his areas of practice. With utmost dedication and quick critical thinking, he has successfully resolved an impressive number of cases over the course of his career. I highly recommend this lawyer to anyone who needs quality legal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is a major asset to the Avvo community. He always gives thorough, informative answers. I highly recommend this attorney"
Car accident Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott definitely knows what he's talking about. He is a go-to attorney in his area for anyone seeking legal counsel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen his countless answers to the questions that are posted by those in need of guidance on Avvo. His answers are consistently prompt if -not immediate- precisely responsive, provide clear and specific direction to the inquirer, and reflect a detailed knowledge of criminal law and procedure."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Scherr provides accurate and appropriate answers to questions on Avvo. I have read many of his answers and I consistently agree with the answers he has provided as it is the same information I would provide to my clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Scherr provides consistently accurate and helpful answers to Avvo Askers. These are qualities a client should look for when looking for a lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Scherr provides accurate and thorough legal advice through the Avvo community. I would recommend his services to family and friends without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott has demonstrated that he is knowledgeable and experienced in legal matters in Maryland."
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