Skip to main content

Charles W. Schuyler

Family Attorney at Missoula, MT

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Chuck Schuyler

Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 48 years
    State MT
    Acquired 1975
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

Practice areas

My job is to serve people who need the help.  My law office (Schuyler Law Office) exists to resolve matters and disputes in the best way possible, at the least expense to the client.  We will respond to your inquiry as soon as we can do so.  I have practiced law in Montana for 45 years, discipline-free, and have served on the Fourth Judicial District Professional Ethics panel, as a Western Montana Bar Association President in the 1990s with membership since 1975, Director for the Missoula Federal Credit Union (now Clearwater C.U.), Director of the Missoula Urban Transportation District, President of Kiwanis, a Missoula service entity, served as a church elder and usher, was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the U.S.A. in 1989 via sponsorship by the American Trial Lawyers Association, and I filed a Writ of Certiorari in Searight v. Michael Cimino; I have won two Montana Supreme Court appeals (In Re Felix; In Re Shennum); I have filed Petitions and Complaints to obtain Awards, Judgments and Decrees in many areas of litigation or practice, including Dissolution, Personal Injury Insurance cases, Wrongful Discharge from Employment, Montana Human Rights Discrimination Bureau, Workers Compensation Court, Social Security Hearings, and U.S. Federal District Court (civil jury trial award). 

I prefer to work efficiently to avoid litigation, and to seek peace in every matter, and to find the best road toward that goal.  In the court arena, knowledge of the law, preparation, and respect for the court is primary.  I have closed multi-million dollar transactions as recently as 2019, including real estate professional practice sale cases; we resolved deed restrictions in a sale to a major Montana non-profit; and we have worked to resolve to Judgment several Decrees and Orders in several fields of litigation, including disability discrimination, vehicle collision injuries, the Montana Medical-Legal Malpractice Panel, and most other venues.

Of note is a recent result that terminated a commercial lease for a professional tenant needing to relocate, and that move was very successful for the tenant.  We have closed substantial and modest Probates and Estates, have helped set up testamentary plans for clients seeking that help, and have set up guardianships and conservatorships in certain cases that have worked extremely well.

We want to help you, and would be honored if you would request our legal services to assist in your matter.


Gold Client Champion
Distinguished Peer Review Rating


Charles Schuyler
700 SW Higgins Ave
Suite 111
Missoula, MT, 59803-1489


5.0 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chuck really made me feel confident that I was getting the best representation possible for my circumstances .He was fair and honest and someone you can rely on.
Posted by Barbara | July 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We hired Chuck and he did an excellent job. I would refer him to anyone I know. Very ethical and hard working. His staff our wonderful as well. Just a great experience. I would hire him again.
Posted by Steve | March 16, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Words about Chuck
Chuck is a wealth of information and very sympathetic toward potential clients. He gives you all the information you need in a case, completely up front and honest. I haven't decided on my case yet but Chuck would be my first choice.
Posted by Danielle | January 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped me get back to living and loving life!
I contacted Mr. Schuyler about a breached contract I was dealing with. He was straightforward and led me in the right direction so I knew the best plan of action moving forward as law is not my strong suit. This event was very stressful on my business and personal life, however, he made my bad situation manageable so I could continue life as usual until the issue was resolved. Thank you for your help through this journey, I couldn't have done it without you!
Read less
Posted by Charles | January 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client review of attorney Charles W. Schuyler
I have been a client of Mr. Schuyler‘s for many years. He has represented me in court due to my social behavior and at court, dealing with outlandish behavior of a family member. Also has guided me with divorce hearings. I find him a treasure of information and helpful advice. He’s always given me good directions and never lead me on the wrong path. His knowledge and caring is abundant. I’ve told him this before but he is my Columbo. He is my guiding light of information. I am so thankful to know him. Charles W. Clarke
Read less
Posted by Wendy | December 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
had a very happy ending.
I hired Chuck. He did a very good job. We won the case. If all lawyers were as honest as Chuck we would not need AVVO. I plan on hiring him again. He explained things very clear and helped me as a lay person to understand. 5*
Posted by Jodi | December 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An attorney I will hire again!
Chuck is very personable and professional. He took care of our legal affairs in our home town by email, phone, postal service and office visits while we prepared to move back from out of state. I recommend Chuck to anyone needing legal services pertaining to home, real estate, family matters or guidance on a variety of legal issues. I certainly will hire him again in the future.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chuck is knowledgeable, attentive and responsive. I have consulted with him on various occasions and the legal advice he provided in each instance (will, estate planning, and other legal situations) was on point. I would not hesitate to recommend him and in fact, have referred many friends and family members when they have been in need of legal counsel.
Read less
Posted by Ray | December 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Montana Real Estate
Chuck did some Real Estate subdivision covenants and contracts for sale of property. He was very efficient and timely in preparing all documents. Very pleased with his experience.
View less reviews


  • Hourly Rates $ 175-230 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Schuyler Law Office
  • 1980 - Present
  • Contract Public Defender
  • Schuyler Law Office
  • 1980 - 1989
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Missoula County Attorney
  • 1976 - 1978


  • University of Montana School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1975
  • University of Montana
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1969


  • Western Montana Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 1999 - Present
  • Western Montana Bar Association
  • Past Vice President
  • 1998 - Present
  • Western Montana Bar Association
  • President
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Western Montana Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 1996 - 1997
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (0)
Endorse Charles
General practice Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chuck is experienced and skilled. He is friendly and honest, and has sincere concern and compassion for his clients. He maintains high ethical standards. I endorse him with no reservations."
This attorney hasn't created any attorney endorsements recently on Avvo.

Avvo Contributions

This attorney hasn't created any legal answers in Q&A or legal guides recently on Avvo.

Missoula Family Lawyer Charles W. Schuyler
Charles W. Schuyler
Family Attorney
Missoula, MT
Licensed for 48 years
Virtual consultation available