John Scherf | Andalusia Accident & Injury Lawyer


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Accident & Injury, Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Workers' Compensation, Social Security -- Disability, Car Accident


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EXPERIENCE COUNTS! Mr. Scherf has been selected as one of the “Top One Percent” of attorneys in the United States and one of Alabama’s “Top Trial Lawyers”. He has handled cases in almost every county in the state and served as the lead litigator for multiple law firms including Scherf, Griffin & Davis; Scherf, Davis & Gedgoudas; and Scherf Law Firm. Scherf Law Firm, L.L.C. has office locations in Andalusia & Birmingham to better serve your legal needs and handles cases throughout the State of Alabama. Mr. Scherf earned his undergraduate degree at the University of West Florida, where he received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology with a Minor in Criminal Justice in 1987. He went to law school at the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, where he graduated with a Juris Doctorate of Law (J.D.) in 1991. He was a member of the Cumberland Mock Trial Team and the Cumberland Trial Advocacy Board. Mr. Scherf has over (26) years of experience in Auto Accidents, Criminal Defense, Family Law, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability and Worker’s Compensation cases. Mr. Scherf is licensed with the Alabama State Bar and all Federal US District Courts in Alabama. Selected as one of the Nation’s “Top One Percent” of attorneys for 2017-2018 by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC). Specifically, less than 1% of practicing attorneys in the United States are members of the “Nation’s Top Attorneys”. The roster of NADC members truly includes the leading legends of the legal profession. Selected as one of “America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators” for 2017-2018 by the America’s Top 100 LLC (HSL). Less than one-half percent (0.5%) of active attorneys in the United States receive this honor. Membership includes the most exceptional trial lawyers and litigators in the Country. Nominated one of the “10 Best Attorneys” in Alabama for 2016-2018 by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA). Nominated one of the “10 Best Attorneys” in Alabama for 2016-2018 by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys (AIOCLA). Selected by the American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA) as one of the “Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers” for 2016-2018. This honor goes to less than 1.5% of all licensed lawyers in the United States. The National Trial Lawyers Association (NTL) selected Mr. Scherf as one of the elite “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” for 2017-2019. Each of the distinguished Top 100 members possesses the knowledge, skill, experience and success held by only the best and finest lawyers in America. Let us help!

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Please describe a case(s) in the last year or two where you made a big difference.
Personal Injury case I litigated against local manufacturing Plant. Sued them for Worker's Compensation & Wrongful Discharge. Also sued their insurance carrier for the tort of Outrage. Case where employee injured their back at work (Herniated Disk) and was subsequently fired. After suit was filed, they honored her claim and provided medical treatment. All parties resolved the claim and settlements were obtained.

How did you build a successful practice?
25 years of hard work. My relationship with my client's is key and I always go the extra mile.

What should clients look for in a lawyer?
Experience, reputation and trustworthiness.

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?
In a small town, everything.

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?
Wealth of legal knowledge based upon 25 years of practice throughout the state.

What information do you need in a free phone consultation?
Basics, what type of case and maybe a few sentences of facts. Also full contact information.

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?
Experience and expertise. Specialization in areas of practice.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
The clients, helping people.

What are your other interests in addition to law?
Diving, fishing & kayaking.

Are you involved in your community?
Yes, the Covington Historical Society and help run local political campaigns.

Position Organization Location Duration
Managing PartnerScherf Law Firm, LLCPresent
School Degree Major Graduation
Cumberland School of Law, Samford UniversityJD Law School1991  
University of West FloridaBachelors1987
State / Court Date
Alabama1992
  • America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators | Member | 2017 - Present
    The National Trial Lawyers (NTL) | "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" | 2017 - Present
    National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC) | "Top One Percent" of Attorneys Nationwide | 2017 - Present
    The National Trial Lawyers Association (NTL) | Top 100 Trial Lawyers | 2016 - Present
    American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys | "10 Best" in Alabama | 2016 -  Present
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense lawyers | American Society of Legal Advocates | 2018
    America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators | America's Top 100 Attorneys | 2017
    "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" | National Trial Lawyers (NTL) | 2017
    "Top One Percent" of Attorneys Nationwide | National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC) | 2017
    "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" | National Trial Lawyers | 2016
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2016-06-30Address1213 E. Three Notch Street Suite B Andalusia AL 36420 US
John George Scherf
1000 East Three Notch Street
Andalusia, AL 36420
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