Nathan S. Scherbarth


Nathan S. Scherbarth

Farmington Hills Grand Rapids

Nathan S. Scherbarth

Farmington Hills Grand Rapids

Nathan Scherbarth is a shareholder and team leader of the firm’s Appellate group.  He also practices in the firm’s Business & Commercial, Construction, Employment, Eminent Domain, Insurance Defense, Insurance Coverage, and Municipal practice groups.

His extensive appellate experience gives him an advantage when defending his clients both in the trial courts and on appeal. Combining strong written and oral advocacy, legal research acumen, and a pragmatic approach, he knows how to avoid potential pitfalls in any given case and how to anticipate potential changes in the law.

Nathan’s clients can count on him to analyze complex legal issues with great attention to detail and to vigorously advocate for their best interests. His extensive appellate experience has taught him to anticipate problems and every counterpoint, enabling him to provide a thorough and strategic defense in the trial court. Moreover, Nathan knows how to preserve the record and what arguments to raise and when so that his clients are protected in the event of an appeal.

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Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • State of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan


Boston College Law School
Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2011


Michigan State University
Bachelor of Arts in History and French, with high honors, 2007

  • Board of Trustees Award (First in Class Rank)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • History Department Merit Award
  • Jeffrey Cole Excellence Award
  • Jeffrey Cole International Studies Scholarship

Professional Groups

  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Appellate, Business Law, Insurance & Indemnity, Litigation, and Negligence Sections
  • American Bar Association
  • BC Law Alumni Association, Detroit Chapter
    • President
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
    • Amicus Committee and Board of Directors
  • Oakland County Bar Association


  • Police Reports and Witness Statements Therein: A Dual Level Hearsay Challenge
    Negligence Law Quarterly, Spring 2017
  • Primer on Federal Interlocutory Appeals
    Negligence Law Quarterly, Winter 2015
  • Precluding the Production of Sensitive Documents
    MDTC Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 1


  • Navigating the Pitfalls of Electronically Stored Information
    Association of Corporate Counsel – Michigan, September 2023
  • Preserving the Record: Setting Yourself Up for Success on Appeal
    Insurance Alliance of Michigan Annual Conference, September 2023
  • E-Discovery: A Sword and Shield
    Michigan Defense Trial Annual Conference, June 2023
  • Applying Ethics Rules to Evidence
    National Business Institute, October 2021
  • The Future of Open and Obvious: Lessons from Livings v Sage’s
    Investment Group

    Insurance Alliance of Michigan, September 2021
  • How to Appeal-Proof Your Case
    Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, February 2021
  • Law of Damages: Additur, Remittitur, and Other Appellate Issues
    Michigan Defense Trial Counsel Annual Conference, May 2018