Robert P. Schuster is a trial lawyer practicing in Jackson, Wyoming. His firm is devoted exclusively to trial practice, focusing on complex commercial litigation, intellectual property disputes, personal injury cases, and white collar criminal defense.
He began his career in criminal practice, serving as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Casper, Wyoming. Thereafter, he and two friends started the firm of Spence, Moriarity & Schuster which specialized in complex civil and criminal cases. In 2002, after almost a quarter century as a founding and senior partner of Spence, Moriarity & Schuster, Schuster opened his own trial practice.
Following law school, Mr. Schuster was selected as an Urban Law Fellow by the Ford Foundation. The fellowship included summer study at New York University School of Law and the Bureau of the Budget for the City of New York. He then attended Harvard Law School as a Ford Fellow and earned the LL.M. degree in 1971.
He served on the Board of Trustees of the University of Wyoming from 1985 to 1989, was a member of the Board of Visitors of the UW College of Arts and Sciences from 1991 to 2000, and served as chair of the Rhodes Scholarship Wyoming Selection Committee from 1989 to 1998. He was the Democratic nominee for Wyoming’s sole seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994 and was a member of the Democratic National Committee and the Executive Committee of the Wyoming Democratic Party from 1992 to 2000.
He was selected as an honorary member of the Order of the Coif at the University of Wyoming College of Law and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association. He is a member of the Wyoming Bar, the New York Bar, and the Utah Bar.
EDUCATION: Yale College, B.A.; University of Wyoming College of Law, J.D.; Harvard Law School, LL.M.