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Richard Scot Shuster

Insurance Attorney at Satellite Beach, FL

4.9   14 reviews

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About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Insurance
    45%
    Our firm handles P.I.P. (personal injury protection) /No-fault claims on behalf of medical providers and patients/insureds on a statewide basis.

    27 years, 20,000 cases

  2. Personal injury
    45%
    Our firm represents car accident victims and medical providers in P.I.P. (no-fault ) claims.

    27 years, 20,000 cases

  3. Consumer protection
    10%
    Our firm sues debt collectors, mortgage servciers, credit card issuers, lenders and creditors for violations of Fair Debt Collection Pactices Act (FDCPA) Telephone Consumer Protecton Act (TCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), FCCPA and RESPA.

    15 years

Legal Interests:  Consumer Protection

Hobbies:  Visiting famous and hole-in-the-wall BBQ restaurants, photography, travel, Gator Football

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Licensed for 27 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1995
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Richard

Shuster & Saben, LLC
1413 South Patrick Drive, Suite 7
Satellite Beach, FL, 32937

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Lesly | January 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job!
I hired Richard to represent me in a foreclosure filed by Wells Fargo. He was very thorough and, thanks God, my financial situation has changed during the litigation process. We successfully applied for a loan modification. Great timing. Thanks to Richard and his staff. Great job!!!
Posted by Michael | February 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Foreclosure Defense At It's Very Best
I had foreclosure filed in June 2009, and having a long history in real estate, I took what I thought to be appropriate action to forestall the foreclosure. I actually managed to keep them away for a little over three years, but was running out of ammunition. I believed there was more to be done, but realized I needed a top notch attorney to continue on. After researching numerous firms online and interviewing several in person, I came across Richard Shuster's Website. It was extremely well done, and cataloged over 8o cases that he had one. I was out of the state for a while at the time, but contacted him through email, and explained my situation. We later had a telephone conference, and I retained his services. At the time, my house was scheduled for a foreclosure sale in about three weeks. Richard had the foreclosure sale cancelled, and when I returned a few weeks later, we had our first meeting. He laid out a plan, and we have followed that plan. Last year, after two more years of battling back and forth, he filed a suit for summary judgement against the lender....and WON. Result....7 years after the foreclosure filing, I am still in the house, and know that if I had not retained Richard Shuster , I probably would not be. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing foreclosure defense assistance.
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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommended!
I went to Mr Shuster's office in a desperate situation. He was able to find the tiny crack in my foreclosure case that allowed us the time we need to sell our home. I urge anyone facing this problem to contact him AT THE BEGINNING of their case. Do not wait until the situation is hopeless. He knows what he is doing and in my opinion is extremely professional and honest. I am beyond grateful I came across him on this site
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Posted by Patricia | July 29, 2014
Excellent defense team!!
Richard Shuster and his firm protected me from an unfair foreclosure!!! Today they won my case in court!!! I can never thank him and his associates enough!! Great attorneys and they care about real people!!!! Thank you Mr Shuster and Ms Patel!!!!
Posted by Lil | May 13, 2013
Very Honest Foreclosure Attorney
Mr. Shuster was completely honest with me the minute I entered his office. When my husband passed away, I was served with a lawsuit against property owned by my husband for which he had signed a promissory note for a refinance. The bank named me in the lawsuit. After looking over my documents, Mr. Shuster said that I would not need a lawyer to close out this particular foreclosure lawsuit. Without charge, he advised me about what I should do to close out this matter. It turned out that I am not obligated to pay the debt because I only signed the Mortgage document and not the Note. I would definitely recommend Mr. Shuster and will hire him as my attorney if I should require legal counsel for foreclosure.
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Posted by Marina | October 19, 2012
The best lawyer to have on your side.
We hired Mr. Shuster right on the spot after discussing our case with him. Our previous attorney made it look like he was working for us, when in fact he was just filing empty motions and delaying the inevitable. He even advised us to give up and lose out home. During our first meeting right off the bat Mr. Shuster spotted several important defenses that our previous attorney overlooked and he went to work on our case immediately. This has significantly increased our chances of winning the case and being able to keep our home. Mr. Shuster worked hard and got appropriate documents ready and filed in time. He is very easy to talk to. He takes his time and explains issues and possible solutions. He is prompt with answering our phone calls and emails. Unlike other “foreclosure defense” firms, which should be more appropriately called “foreclosure delay firms”, Mr. Shuster is fighting to win, whether it means negotiating or taking a case to trial, trying and winning it. What a breath of fresh air! Now we finally have a hope of saving our home.
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Posted by Lee | October 13, 2012
One of the best foreclosure defense attorneys in Florida
Mr. Shuster has represented me for the past one and a half years in 3 foreclosure matters. I have been in the mortgage industry as a CEO and I believe he is highly informed in all matters of foreclosure defense as well as consumer protection laws.I have known a lot of real estate attorneys over the years, and Mr. Shuster is got to be the best. I am entrusting him with nearly $2 million worth of properties.If you live in South Central or South Florida, and have a foreclosure issue, please see Richard Shuster.
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2012
The Best in Foreclosure Defense...plain and simple
If you want someone in your corner that cares, Mr. Shuster is the lawyer for you. He represented our family in a foreclosure case this past year and to date, he has given us the best possible results. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Bill | December 16, 2011
Richard is the best !!!!
Richard is currently working with us to keep our home. He has been helping us since March of 2010 going back and forth with the mortgage co. Before hiring Richard we contacted the mortgage company and explained our situation. We were told by several people from the company to do two things. Keep paying the mortgage or sell the house. Richard has kept us informed and has helped us alot. I know he will do whats best for us.Now the company is wanting to work with us after being to a couple court hearings . He is a great man to have on your side.
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Posted by David | February 23, 2011
Superbly Defended Against Foreclosure
I am recommending him to everyone I know and anyone else who will listen. I felt safe in his judgment on the case, confident of his ability to negotiate, if necessary. SAFE is the important word here - he was protecting me from stuff that the bank and their crowd in Tampa were pulling. The bank's group was pulling their usual shenanigans and he was ahead of them at every turn. It was beautiful to see. They tried delays and misinformation, but he caught them at it and pinned them back. They tried to bluff us, but he rebuffed them and they turned tail and crawled away. It is my understanding that he is involved in the effort to stamp out the fraudulent activities that have been stealing homes from so many people who didn't realize they could fight. When you need someone smart on your side, this is the guy to call. I am so very glad I did.
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Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2010
Highly Recommended
This law firm is the absolute best! I retained Mr. Shuster as my attorney a few months ago. Since retaining him, he has accomplished more in a couple of months with my mortgage foreclosure than I had in almost two years. I couldn't be more pleased. I have never slept more sound knowing he is completely taking care of both of my mortgages. With his firm, my second mortgage is completely disappearing! The first mortgage is about to be completed too. And, I get to save my home! Mr. Shuster is very trustworthy, professional, and I have truly received MORE than my moneys worth with him! I highly recommend him to anyone with mortgage concerns
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Posted by Jim | November 22, 2009
A real savior
After never missing a mortgage payment, the bank decided that they wanted to foreclose on two of my properties. I tried to negotiate with them but they blew me off. Once we talked with Richard, we knew that our prayers would be answered. Within a few months, Richard got them to dismiss one forclosure and write the note off. At this current time, the other mortgage company has yet to even respond to his requests, which were made several months ago. We don't know what we would have done without Richard or the services of the firm that he is a partner with. They are truly amazing and he is relentless. I recommend him to everyone who needs help. I talked to other attorneys prior to speaking with Richard and none of them could provide the knowledge or the information that he was able to. Thanks Richard only one more to go.
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Posted by Karen | November 18, 2009
Finally found a knowledgeable attorney to represent me in a unique foreclosure case
Foreclosure can be a scary and confusing process for someone who has never went through it. I finally feel I've found someone who has enough knowledge and experience to represent me in a less than ordinary foreclosure I case I'm faced with. Since my case is unique I spoke with several attorneys before choosing one, until I met Richard Shuster I didn't have the level of confidence needed to move forward with any. I feel extremely confident with Richard's ability to handle this case. He was very professional and made me feel comfortable with the steps of the foreclosure process. I would definitely recommend Richard.
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Posted by Ofrand | February 13, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honesty
I was interested in retaining Mr. Shuster but he is not taking on new clients in the Broward County area. He was kind enough to refer me to another lawyer in my area and that attorney responded to my inquiry on a Sunday. Mr. Shuster was also kind enough to offer his assistance as co-counsel to Mr. Rosen. Thank you so much!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-600 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Shuster & Saben, LLC
  • 2004 - Present
  • Partner
  • Parwaresch & Shuster, LLC
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Pyszka, Blackmon, Levy, Mowers & Kelley
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Associate
  • McCollough & Glary
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Associate
  • The Winter Law Firm
  • 1995 - 1997
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Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.)
  • 1994
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • Bank of New York v. Montgomery
  • Defense Judgment
  • US Bank v Walker
  • Won Foreclosure Appeal in 5th DCA
  • Bank of America v. Brevard Homeowner
  • Foreclosure Action Dismissed
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Associations

  • Brevard County Legal Aid, Inc.
  • Director
  • 2014 - Present
  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • U.F. Student Government Executive Director of the Year
  • University of Florida Student Government
  • 1991

Publications

  • Florida Law Weekly Supplement
  • Select Medical a/a/o Yolette Jean v. United
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Underwater Divorce: What Family Law Lawyers Should Know About Foreclosure, Loan Modification and Short Sales
  • Foreclosure & Divorce
  • 2014
  • Regional Consumer Advocates Meeting
  • Attorney Fee Issues in Consumer Litigation
  • 2014
  • Panel Discussion at Montly Meeting of Women’s Council of Realtors
  • Life After Short Sales and Foreclosures.
  • 2013
  • Indian River County Board of Realtors
  • Foreclosure Defense 101
  • 2010
  • Fountains H.O.A. Board Meeting
  • Homeowner Association Issues
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (39)
Endorse Richard
Foreclosure Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having been in a foreclosure defense attorney since the start of the crisis, I have been able to observe and work with many so called foreclosure defense attorneys. It has been my experience that most of these attorneys lack the experience, ability and the drive to properly represent their clients. I routinely see attorneys at trial throwing in the towel and taking "uncontested" or consent judgments because they either don't know what to do or because they don't care. It's disgraceful. Richard, on the other hand, is an experienced and very knowledgeable litigator on the cutting edge. From the outset, I have collaborated with Richard on numerous ideas and concepts. I have borrowed pleadings from him and because of his fine work, I was successful in suing a bank! Richard is a pioneer in the field and I highly recommend him."
Foreclosure Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and respected Richard for several years now and recommend him very highly to all potential clients. A client needs an attorney who is willing to go the distance and never let up....Richard's considerable track record shows that he is just such an attorney. Dedicated, passionate and very, very knowledgeable, he's the guy you want on your side."
Consumer protection Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Although I do not know Mr. Shuster personally, his thoughtful and detailed contributions in the Avvo community clearly set him apart from his peers as a knowledgeable, diligent, and competent consumer advocate. I would recommend him to any client needing representation in the areas of foreclosure defense or consumer protection."
Foreclosure Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is one of the most respected foreclosure litigators in this state, and his skills adequately match his reputation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Richard is a very knowledgeable and professional attorney."
Foreclosure Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is well known in the community as a top-notch litigator. He is diligent and hard working and really cares for his clietns and their cases."
Foreclosure Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is an outstanding foreclosure defense attorney. Among the very best in the state."
Foreclosure Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In the community of lawyers who devote their careers to representing the interests of homeowners and consumers, there is a small group of exceptional lawyers who aggressively stand up for the rights of Floridians against banks and debt collectors. Richard Shuster is one of these exceptional lawyers. If you are considering hiring an attorney in the Melbourne area, do yourself a favor and speak to Richard first. As a foreclosure defense attorney familiar with the work ethic and work product of many lawyers throughout Florida, I can confidently recommend Shuster and Saben as one of the best firms in the business."
Foreclosure Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is extremely knowledgeable and he is the lawyer that lawyers turn to. I have personally benefited from his years of experience and friendly, sage advice."
Foreclosure Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard after consulting with him recently about certain consumer law issues I was facing. My consultation with Richard was on a professional basis, lawyer-to-lawyer, and he was uncompensated. I found Richard to be very helpful, very generous with his time, and very knowledgeable. I also learned from my experience with Richard that he is a very active and successful foreclosure defense attorney."
Foreclosure Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Richard is an outstanding attorney who stands up for consumers against big banks and large insurance companies."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Richard Shuster is a consummate professional whose opinion I value greatly. I often rely on Mr. Shuster's Legal and Business acumen when serving the needs of my own clients. It is refreshing to have such a supportive attorney in the community."
Foreclosure Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Richard is a tremendous advocate for his clients. He has worked tirelessly on behalf of the victims of this economic downturn. His results in foreclosure defense have been nothing short of extraordinary. I highly recommend him."
Foreclosure Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard and I worked at the same firm years ago. Richard is a bright and hard-working attorney that diligently pursues his client's goals."
Insurance Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Richard for over twenty years since our days at the University of Florida. He is a first class person and top notch attorney. He has built a tremendous practice holding insurance companies responsible for carrying out their contractual and statutory legal duties. If you are a health care provider in need of assistance in ensuring your auto litigation patient's bills are timely and fully paid, you should definitely contact Richard Shuster."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Richard is one of those rare lawyers who you feel you need to have a pen and pad of paper when you speak to him, just so you can write down all of the dead-on advice he gives you when you seek his counsel. Not only is Richard smart, he is conscientious, studious, and above all, ethically beyond reproach."
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