David L. Scher
David L. Scher is a graduate of Tufts University and Fordham University School of Law. He joined Block O'Toole & Murphy in 2003, and was made a Partner at the firm in 2012. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Scher worked for the New York State Attorney General's Office, volunteered for a Civil Rights legal aid clinic and served as a law clerk for New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich.
Since joining the firm, Mr. Scher has focused his practice primarily on representing construction accident victims, as well as those seriously injured in motor vehicle collisions and other accidents. In his tenure with the firm, Mr. Scher has resolved dozens of multi-million dollar cases on behalf of personal injury plaintiffs. Mr. Scher also tries cases for the firm; recently taking a verdict of $2,056,656 for a 51 year old pedestrian struck by a New York City Transit Authority Bus. Based on the results he has obtained for his clients, Mr. Scher is an accepted member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum and The Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Scher was selected to the Super Lawyers "2013 Metro Rising Stars list", an honor reserved for less than 2.5% of the lawyers in New York State, who are deemed to exhibit excellence in practice. Mr. Scher was also named to The National Trial Lawyers "Top 40 Under 40" list in 2012, which is extended to a limited number of lawyers under the age of 40 who demonstrate superior leadership skills, and who exert passion and personal conviction as a young trial attorney.
- $5,500,000 Settlement for an electrician who sustained a traumatic brain injury after falling from an extension ladder.
- $3,075,000 Settlement for a union plumber from Queens who was struck by falling gravel on a construction site.
- $2,750,000 Settlement for a 57 Year-Old female pedestrian who sustained a neck injury after being struck by a van.
- $2,500,000 Settlement for a Brooklyn pedestrian who was struck by a truck and suffered hip and leg fractures.
- $2,250,000 Settlement for a 60 year old window washer who fell from a Manhattan building and suffered left arm and hip fractures.
- $2,056,656 Verdict for a Brooklyn public high school teacher struck by a City bus.
- $2,000,000 Settlement for a Brooklyn man who injured his back in an elevator accident.
- $1,750,000 Settlement for a Suffolk County woman who sustained a back injury in an accident with a bus.
- $1,675,000 Settlement for a 55 year old Brooklyn tailor who was rear-ended and underwent a back surgery.
- $1,500,000 Settlement in a case against The City for a 57 Year-Old woman who suffered back and leg injuries after being knocked down by an unmarked police car while crossing the street.
- $1,500,000 Settlement for a Bronx tenant who tripped on stairs in his apartment building, injuring his neck and back.
- $1,490,000 Settlement for a Brooklyn construction worker who suffered neck and back injuries in a collision with a bus.
- $1,350,000 Settlement for a Construction Laborer who had two tips of his fingers on his dominant hand amputated in a construction site accident.
- $1,350,000 Settlement on the eve of trial for a construction laborer who fell off a roof, fracturing his arm and a bone in his pelvis. The trial was venued in Rockland County.
- $1,325,000 Settlement just before trial for a carpenter at a construction project who fell from a ladder that he had placed on top of a rolling scaffold, sustaining lower back and knee injuries.
- $1,300,000 Settlement for a Brooklyn bicyclist whose prior neck and back injuries were aggravated after being struck by a van.
- $1,250,000 Settlement for a Queens man who was involved in a motor vehicle accident and underwent a neck surgery.
- $1,250,000 Settlement for a Suffolk County electrician who fell from a ladder and injured his spine.
- $1,200,000 for a 54 year old female in Nassau County who exacerbated prior neck and back injuries requiring surgery.
- $1,200,000 for a 50 year old woman who aggravated a prior neck injury in a motor vehicle collision.
- $1,175,000 Settlement on the eve of trial for a woman with long standing and preexisting cervical herniations. The victim was struck by unsafely stacked products in a large supermarket.
- $1,050,000 Settlement for a Queens woman injured after a collision with a truck.
- $1,000,000 Settlement for a Suffolk County female who underwent a neck surgery after a motor vehicle accident.
- $1,000,000 Settlement following a Jury Verdict in the Bronx for a 14 year-old who had arthroscopic knee surgery after an accident.
- Court of Appeals Refuses to Limit Scope of Labor Law Section 240(1), New York Law Journal (January 20, 2012).
- Recent Section 240(1) Decisions Offer Guidance, New York Law Journal (November 14, 2011).
- Can Injured, Undocumented Construction Workers Recover Lost Wages?, New York Law Journal (February 22, 2010).
- Labor Law Symposium, Bill of Particulars (Winter 2010).
- Still Debating What 'Falls' Within Labor Law Section 240(1), New York Law Journal (November 1, 2010).
- A Look Back At Runner v. New York Stock Exchange: What Did It Mean For Labor Law Section 240?, Bill of Particulars (Fall 2010).
- New York State Bar Association
- New York State Trial Lawyers' Association
- New York State Trial Lawyers' Association Labor Law Committee
- The National Trial Lawyers "Top 40 Under 40"
- Super Lawyers 2013 Metro Rising Stars