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Robert Schuster

About me


Covering Westchester County and all of New York State, I passionately and creatively utilize my extensive experience, honed analytical and interpersonal skills and knowledge of the law to boldly get my clients the best possible results in their criminal defense matters. I leave behind clients appreciative of their freedoms and the respect with which they have been afforded as I fiercely and loyally defended their rights and protected their interests like no one else would. That is who I am and that is why you should consider me to courageously bring all my skills and experience to bear to defend you.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    21 years, 2.75 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 50%
    21 years, 1.1 thousand cases



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Matthew Howard Schwartz

    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, multi-jurisdictional matter. I felt very comfortable relying on the vast expertise he brought to the table, and consequently, we were able to navigate our client safely through treacherous legal circumstances. Furthermore, Rob has consistently impressed me over the years with his professional achievements which literally range from “great” to “unbelievable”. After many candid discussions, it has become clear to me that Rob’s default approach to any matter is (1) comprehensive analysis; (2) strategic planning; and (3) fearless execution. There is no question that Rob Schuster is the kind of attorney someone needs to engage when their most critical interests are at risk.


    Matthew Schwartz Entertainment Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Glen P. Malia

    I endorse this lawyer. He works harder for his clients than any other attorney I know.


    Glen Malia Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Law Offices of Robert Schuster

344 East Main Street
Suite 406
Mt. Kisco, NY, 10549

Remote Location
White Plains, NY, 10601



NYCurrently registered 199507/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Criminal Defense LawyerAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2016
Best Attorneys Of AmericaRue Ratings2015
10 Best DWI Attorneys in New YorkAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
Premier Attorney - Top 100 Trial AttorneyAmerican Academy of Trial Attorneys2015
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial LawyerThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Top 100 DWI Attorney in New YorkNAFDD2014
Excellence of Service SealJohns Hopkins University1989
Seal for Outstanding LeadershipJohns Hopkins University1989
Phi Beta KappaPhi Beta Kappa1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerLaw Offices Of Robert Schuster1998 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyOrange County District Attorney's Office1997 - 1997
AssociateWilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker1997 - 1998
Assistant District AttorneyCayuga County District Attorney's Office1995 - 1997
Legal InternU.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia1993 - 1993
Summer AssociateRobins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi1992 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of New YorkAdmitted to Practice2014 - Present
United States District Court for the District of ConnecticutAdmitted to Practice2012 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New YorkAdmitted to Practice2010 - Present
Queens County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Yorktown Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of New YorkAdmitted to Practice2010 - Present
Westchester County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Westchester 18(b) Felony, Appellate, and Parole PanelsMember1998 - Present
Phi Beta KappaMember1989 - Present
The Johns Hopkins University Law SocietyPresident1988 - 1989
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. SchokmanAll DWI charges DISMISSED
People v. BlountUnanimously reversed on the law
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Law Offices of Robert SchusterAll About the New York SAFE Act2014
The Law Offices of Robert Schuster10 Things to do at a DWI Stop in Westchester County2014
The Post-StandardDismissal of Contraband Case Appealed1996
The CitizenNew Assistant DA on Staff1996
The CitizenFather Convicted of Abuse1996
The CitizenConviction With Reluctant Help1996
The CitizenDespite Victims Initial Refusal To Testify1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Johns Hopkins UniversityAmerican Studies and HumanitiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Mock Trial - Georgetown University Law CenterTotality of the Circumstances Pretext in Traffic Stops1991