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.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1999||05/17/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Honor Roll, Appointed Criminal Defense Attorneys||Federal Court||2011|
|Partner||Gagne, Scherer & Assoc., LLC||2006 - Present|
|Owner||The Law Office of Keith J. Scherer, P.C.||2006 - Present|
|Assistant Staff Judge Advocate||United States Air Force||2001 - 2005|
|Clerk||Kane County States Attorney||1996 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Federal Defender Panel||Attorney||2006 - Present|
|Family Lawyer Magazine||Finding Pornography on the Family Computer||2011|
|The Hardball Times||U.S. v Barry Bonds: A Guide to Help You Cut Through the Noise||2007|
|The Juice: The Real Story of Baseball's Drug Problem, by Will Carroll||Pre-Trial Commotion: The Legal Issues of Steroids and Sports||2006|
|Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|University of Illinois, Chicago||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1995|
|Annual Meeting||Cocktail of Trouble: Court-Martial Sex Assault Cases||2014|
|Trends, Tips, Ethics in Child Pornography Cases||Legal issues related to child pornography prosecutions||2013|