Monica L. SchererSenior Partner
J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law
Cum Laude Honors
Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law Section
Mrs. Scherer is a partner in the firm and heads the family law practice at Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White. She concentrates in the areas of client representation in the realm of divorce, child custody, alimony, marital property division, child support, visitation, paternity, adoption, guardianship, jurisdictional disputes (including international child custody disputes), and interstate child custody and child support matters.
Mrs. Scherer regularly appears in State and Federal Trial Courts across the State of Maryland as well as Appellate and Administrative Courts. She has skillfully litigated and settled hundreds of domestic cases, obtaining favorable results for her clients. She has represented high profile clients in State Court, including professional sports figures and business owners with significant assets at stake. She has obtained custody for many clients, both men and women. She has successfully argued cases before the Maryland Appellate Courts resulting in published (and unpublished opinions). Her recent published opinion, Lacy v. Arvin, significantly altered the calculation of child support guidelines in certain circumstances.
Mrs. Scherer is also trained in collaborative law which is a commitment to recognizing that divorce and other family matters are multi-dimensional and often require assistance from other collaboratively trained professionals, such as child specialists, financial specialists, and/or a divorce coach. The goal of the collaborative approach is a negotiated settlement focusing on empowering the client, following established guidelines and protocols without the threat of court action from the collaborative attorneys.
Other areas of focus include Department of Social Services appeals, child(ren) in need of assistance (CINA) cases, day care license appeals, protective orders, domestic violence cases and preparation of briefs and argument before the Maryland Court of Appeals and Maryland Court of Special Appeals. Mrs. Scherer’s vast experience in domestic/family law matters is the foundation of her being recognized as a leader in her field.
Mrs. Scherer is a member of the Maryland State and Federal Bar, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Maryland Collaborative Law Association, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Baltimore City Bar Association Family Law Committee, and acts as a facilitator for the Circuit Court for Baltimore County (to assist parties with and without attorneys to reach resolutions to Contempt Petitions).
Private Practice since 1997