(248) 851-4111 
Nathan S. Scherbarth
Associate

Phone: (248) 970-7043

Fax: (248) 851-0100

Nathan Scherbarth is an associate in the firm’s Business & Commercial, Insurance Defense, Insurance Coverage, Appellate, and Municipal practice groups. His strong appellate background gives him an advantage when defending his clients. Combining well-written advocacy and his ability to anticipate problems, he knows how to avoid potential pitfalls in any given case.

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 research and appellate experience has taught him to anticipate problems and every counter-point, enabling him to plan a well-thought out strategic defense. 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.

Nathan attended Michigan State University and earned Bachelor of Arts Degrees with high honors in both History and French, graduating first in his class. He then lived abroad in France, near the Normandy beaches in Caen, where he taught English to French high school students. Eager to use his writing skills in a more challenging venture, he came back to the states and went on to earn his law degree, cum laude, from Boston College Law School. Nathan was also appointed a Lecturer in Law, where he designed and co-taught a university course in Environmental Law and Policy for Boston College undergraduates.

After law school, Nathan worked in the research division of the Michigan Court of Appeals, where he analyzed lower court and appellate records and research, and drafted research reports and proposed per curiam opinions for use by judges in civil and criminal appeals. Before joining Zausmer, he worked at a small Detroit appellate law firm representing corporations, insurance companies, and public utilities, where he continued to hone his skills in written and oral advocacy.

Outside of the office, when he’s not chasing after his two young children, he hopes to one day qualify for the Boston Marathon. Running 5-6 days per week and participating in various races from 5Ks to half marathons, he slows down to tend to his vast vegetable and cut-flower gardens.

Education

  • 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

Bar Admissions

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

Professional Groups

  • American Bar Association
  • BC Law Alumni Association, Detroit Chapter – President
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel – Amicus Committee and Appellate Section Co-Chair
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan – Litigation, Appellate, Insurance/Indemnity, and Negligence Sections

Publications

  • “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