Robert P. Schuster is the principal of Robert P. Schuster, P.C., a trial lawyer firm located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Representing clients from more than thirty states, he has had a national trial practice for four decades that concentrates on complex commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense, and selected personal injury cases. Beginning his career as a prosecuting attorney in Casper, Mr. Schuster was a founding member of the trial practice of Spence, Moriarity & Schuster where he was a senior partner for a quarter century before establishing his separate law office in 2002.
His interests in commercial cases include intellectual property disputes, banking and commercial fraud, and oil and gas transactions. His litigation experience with personal injury cases has been broad and successful, including natural gas pipeline explosions, traumatic brain injury, products liability, work place injuries, medical malpractice, and carbon monoxide deaths and injuries. Mr. Schuster was lead counsel in obtaining the largest Wyoming jury verdict for personal injury damages in the state’s history (carbon monoxide gassing) and the largest personal injury settlement in the history of New Mexico (natural gas pipeline explosion).
He is noted as “AV Preeminent” by Martindale Hubbell, is recognized in Mountain States Super Lawyers (Business Litigation and Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury Litigation) and in Super Lawyers Business Edition (Business Litigation), and is ranked as one of the best law firms in the country for Commercial Litigation and Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury Litigation by U.S. News & World Report. For more than three decades, Mr, Schuster has been an invited lecturer at national and international business and legal conferences.
He received his B.A. from Yale College, J.D. from the University of Wyoming College of Law, and LL.M. from Harvard Law School. He is a member of the Wyoming, New York, and Utah State Bars as well as the American law Institute, the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Association for Justice, and the AAJ’s Traumatic Brain Injury Section.