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Richard D. Schuler

Founding Partner
rschuler@shw-law.com
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Phone: 561.689.8180
Fax: 561.684.9683

Barristers Building
1615 Forum Place, 4th Floor
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

President, CEO, Shareholder and Founding Partner of the firm in 1978, Richard D. Schuler has been actively involved in Civil Trial Litigation for more than 30 years. Since 1984, he has been Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Civil Trial Lawyer. He has considerable experience in defending and prosecuting civil cases. For the past 28 years, his practice has been devoted to representing injured plaintiffs in complex matters including medical malpractice, product liability, airplane crashes, construction accidents, automobile accidents and other types of personal injury claims.

Education

J.D., Syracuse University College of Law, 1972
Graduated in top 10% of Class Dean's List Honors Graduate Served on NY State Eminent Domain Commission revising Eminent Domain Law for NY

A.B., Cornell University, 1968
Chairman Undergraduate Judiciary Board President Delta Chi Fraternity

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Florida, 1973
New York, 1973
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 1977
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1977
U.S. Supreme Court, 2001

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers

American Bar Association

American Board of Trial Advocates

Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Florida Bar Association

Palm Beach County Bar Association

Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association

Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Trial Lawyers for Public Justice

Professional Service Activities

  • President of the Palm Beach County Bar Association for2008-2009
  • Board of Directors and President of Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chairman, Circuit Civil Court Advisory Committee of Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Lecturer for Statewide CLE Seminars for the Florida Bar Association
  • Lecturer for Statewide CLE Seminars for the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • President, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Served on the New York State Eminent Domain Commission revising Eminent Domain Law for New York

Publications

Publications of outlines and articles for the liability and trial seminars given all over the State of Florida have included the following topics:

  • Breach of Security
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Voir Dire/Jury Selection
  • Use of Demonstrative Evidence at Trial
  • Effective Opening Statement
  • Conduct of Direct and Cross Examination
  • Conducted "People's Law School" in Palm Beach County for over six years
  • Closing Argument
  • Nursing Home Liability

Civic Activities

Contributor and/or organizer of events for Legal Aid Society Palm Beach County:

  • Leukemia Society
  • Hospice Palm Beach County
  • Heart Association
  • Child Keepers International, Inc.
  • Chamber of Commerce Palm Beach County and
  • Stop Children's Cancer, Inc.

Other

  • Born in New York City, New York
  • Resides in Jupiter, Florida with one son, Eric Alexander Schuler