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Robert Schuster - Founding Partner

High profile matters that Mr. Schuster has defended have received coverage by NBC News, ABC News, New York Newsday, The Herald Tribune, People, The Daily Mail, Entertainment Tonight, The New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, CBS News, The Journal News, The San Francisco Chronicle, AM970, AM510, and WHLT. Mr. Schuster has earned a Blackbelt in full contact karate and took 1st Place in a regional 2008 Adult Knockdown Tournament. He is an accomplished chess player who has defeated several international masters and the occasional Grandmaster. Mr. Schuster has served both as prosecutor and advocate and has dedicated his career towards fiercely defending and helping individual clients achieve justice in a system heavily weighed against them. Mr. Schuster is among the most decorated attorneys in New York State in the field of DWI law. He has experience handling thousands of State and Federal criminal matters since 1995 and has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict in most of the major titles within the New York State Penal Law.

Education:

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC: Juris Doctor 1994
  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD: Bachelor of Arts, Phi Beta Kappa 1989

Affiliations:

  • Selected to the American Jurist Institute as one of the "2017 Top Criminal Defense Attorneys" for New York
  • Member in Good Standing, New York State Bar, Admitted March 1995 Appellate Div., 2nd Dept.
  • Member in Good Standing, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • Member in Good Standing, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Member in Good Standing, United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • Member in Good Standing, United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • Active Member, Westchester County Bar Association
  • Active Member, Queens County Bar Association
  • Active Member, Yorktown Bar Association
  • Active Member, American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Nationally recognized as one of the top DWI attorneys in New York State by the NAFDD
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 DWI attorneys in New York State by the NAFDD
  • Top 10 DWI Lawyer in New York, American Institute of DWI Attorneys
  • 10 Best in Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2017
  • Nation's Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Recognized as Premier 100 Trial Attorney by the American Academy of Trial Attorneys 2014 – 2016
  • “10 Best” American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 10 Best Law Firms, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2017
  • "Superior DUI Attorney" The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC (NAFDD), 2014
  • Top 100 Best Attorneys of America by Rue Ratings
  • Named Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer by American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA)
  • 10.0 "Superb" Rating from Avvo
  • Avvo Clients’ Choice Awards for 2014-2017
  • 5-Star Client Review Rating on Google+
  • A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau

Notable:

  • Experience in thousands of criminal cases
  • Lifetime member Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society - highest academic honor attainable
  • Member Westchester County Bar Association
  • Extensive Appellate Court experience including class A Felony Murder cases
  • Has tried dozens of cases to verdict, with a 95% success rate
  • Received Seal of Outstanding Leadership from Johns Hopkins University
  • Interned at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia
  • Highly Accomplished Former Prosecutor
  • 95% Success Rate at Trial
  • Unmatched Results

Robert Schuster Speaks with News 12 Westchester

Attorney Robert Schuster Speaks with News 12 Westchester