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John “Bulldog” Scherf

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Experience Counts! Full service law firm with (28) years of experience litigating cases in all State & Federal Courts in Alabama.
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.
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 (28) 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 2017-2019 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  2017-2019 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 2016-2019 by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA). Nominated one of the “10 Best Attorneys” in  Alabama for 2016-2019 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  2016-2019. 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. Mr. Scherf was also recently nominated by "Super Lawyers" which is a  rating  service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas  who have  attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional   achievement. Only the top 5% of attorneys nationwide are selected for this honor! Let us help with your legal needs!


  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
    • J.D. - 1991
  • University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida
    • B.A.
    • Major: Psychology
    • Minor: Criminal Justice

Past Positions

  • Scherf, Griffin & Davis, LLC., Senior Partner & 1st Tier Litigator, 1996 to 1998
  • Scherf, Davis & Gedgoudas, LLC., Senior Partner & 1st Tier Litigator, 1998 to 2000

Professional Associations

  • The National Trial Lawyers (NTL), "Top 100 Trial Lawyers", 2017 to Present
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC), "Top One Percent" of Attorneys Nationwide, 2017 to Present
  • America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, "Top 100 Litigators", Present
  • Covington County Bar Association, Member, 2007 to Present
  • Cumberland Trial Advocacy Board, Member

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Auto/Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Social Security Disability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law (Divorce)

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama, 1999
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Alabama, 1994


  • "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" by the National Trial Lawyers
  • "Top One Percent" of Attorneys Nationwide by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • "America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators" by the America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • "Client's Choice" or 2018 by Avvo
  • "Top 100 Criminal Defense lawyers" by the American Society of Legal Advocates

Representative Cases

  • Lehigh Portland Cement Co. v. Yeager, 648 So.2d 602 (Ala. Civ. App. 1994), Jefferson County Circuit Court, AV93000461.