• AVVO Rating
  • The National Trial Lawers
  • Avvo Reviews
  • AVVO 2019
  • Client's Choice 2018
  • Clients' Choice 2017
  • 10 Best Award
  • Premier 100 Award
  • Nationally Ranked DUI Attorney
  • ASLA
  • BBB


  • Our attorneys have successfully resolved over 6,000 criminal & DWI/DUI cases
  • Lead Counsel obtained Juris Doctorate from Georgetown Law in 1994
  • Attorney Schuster is also a Phi Beta Kappa Graduate of Johns Hopkins Univ.
  • Named to 10 Best Criminal Defense Firms in NY State for 2019 by the AICLA
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys Top 10 Attorney for 2019
  • Top 10 DWI Lawyer in New York, American Inst. of DWI Attorneys 2015-2019
  • 10 Best Attorneys, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2016-2019
  • 10 Best in Client Satisfaction, Amer. Inst. of Criminal Law Attorneys 2017-2019
  • 10 Best Law Firms, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2017
  • Nation's Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • “10 Best” American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • "Superior DUI Attorney" The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC (NAFDD)
  • 10.0 "Superb" Rating from Avvo. A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau.
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Awards from 2014-2018 for Criminal Defense
  • 5-Star Client Review Rating on Google+
  • Named Top 10 DWI Attorney by the American Jurist Institute
  • Highly Accomplished Former Prosecutor, 95% Success Rate at trial since 1996
  • The Firm Has Never Lost a DWI Trial
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers 2014-2019
  • The firm often gets DWI / DUI cases completely dismissed without a trial
  • Named as one of the Top 100 DWI attorneys in New York State by the NAFDD
  • Premier 100 Trial Attorney, American Academy of Trial Attorneys 2014–2016
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer - American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Top 100 Best Attorneys in America by Rue Ratings
  • Attorney Schuster personally attends 99% of court appearances with clients
  • Thousands of Cases Resolved. Unmatched Results.

Working With The Law Offices of Robert Schuster

When you have been arrested for a crime and are looking for a Westchester criminal defense lawyer to fight for you, you want one with the skill and dedication necessary to effectively handle your case. You want a lawyer who will take the time to personally work on your case and who is determined to help you pursue the results that you need. You want to know that your lawyer sincerely cares about what happens to you and that you have someone you can count on for support and guidance throughout the entire criminal process. For an experienced criminal defense lawyer who will stand by you at every stage of your case, come to The Law Offices of Robert Schuster.

Attorney Robert Schuster has nearly two decades of experience in representing the criminally accused, has a long history of outstanding case results, and he works personally with his clients. Throughout the many thousands of cases that he has handled, Attorney Schuster has achieved a 95 percent success rate at trial. As a former assistant district attorney, Attorney Robert Schuster has a unique insight into how criminal cases are handled by prosecutors in the local courts, and he is often able to use this knowledge to gain an edge in building his client's defense. Whether the goal is to secure exoneration or dismissal of the charges or to negotiate for a favorable plea bargain with a disposition acceptable to the client, he works to develop multi-pronged strategies that take into account every eventuality and which prepare the case for the best possible results.

Attorneys that are Of Counsel to the firm include those admitted in multiple states including Connecticut and New Jersey and others whose experience includes that of Judicial Screening Committee Chairperson and past Presidency of the Westchester County Bar Association. Our decades of collective experience are brought to bear to serve every client. Nothing is more important to this firm than leaving behind a client who obtains the best possible result.

High profile matters that Attorney Robert 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.


The firm offers free telephone consultations, which gives you the opportunity to obtain answers to your questions and to learn about your options for fighting the charges you face. Once you hire the firm, your case will be subjected to a thorough intake process, which includes a detailed analysis and investigation of the situation to discover all evidence that may be useful in defending you and in anticipating the arguments that are likely to be used by the prosecutor. Attorney Robert Schuster personally handles every single case, and he makes appearances at every crucial courtroom hearing - you can have confidence that your case is in good hands at every phase of the process. Whether you are facing charges for DWI or have been accused of a serious sex offense or homicide, your first step in fighting the charges is to contact the firm now for your free telephone consultation.

  • "My DWI case was fully dismissed."

    “After getting a DWI, I thought I needed any lawyer to help. I hired a local lawyer and immediately had regrets in his lack of effort and care for optimal results. After extensive research I called Rob ...”

    - P.T.
  • "The outcome of the case was very favorable...misdemeanor and conditional discharge off a DWI felony."

    “I retained Attorney Schuster for a criminal matter three years ago. The potential outcome for me could have been devastating to my family, my career and to myself. Mr. Schuster handled my case with ...”

    - R.B.
  • "Robert Schuster is an outstanding attorney who works tirelessly for the best outcome for his clients."

    “Robert Schuster is an outstanding attorney who works tirelessly for the best outcome for his clients. Our special needs child faced serious felony charges, when in fact, he was the victim. Robert ...”

    - Jane J.
  • "I know Robert Schuster to be both a tenacious advocate and a brilliant tactician"

    “I know Robert Schuster to be both a tenacious advocate and a brilliant tactician. I have known Rob for over thirty years, but I recently had the pleasure of working with him on a complex, ...”

    - Matt S.
  • "Highly professional"

    “Highly professional. Rob managed our family's legal case with professionalism, kindness, and expertise. It's no fun navigating the criminal justice system, so being able to rely on Rob was immensely ...”

    - William G.