Lance J. Schuster

  • (208) 557-5210
  • (208) 529-9732

Lance Schuster is a shareholder here at Beard St. Clair Gaffney. He has served on the firm’s executive committee and as the firm’s litigation team leader.

Mr. Schuster has practiced law in Idaho since 1996. He represents businesses and individuals including credit unions, construction companies, contractors, realtors, and title companies. He regularly handles foreclosures, quiet title actions, and property disputes. Mr. Schuster is recognized as a zealous advocate who understands the economics of litigation, thus providing effective and economical representation. His work frequently requires his appearance in federal bankruptcy court to pursue client claims.

Lance Schuster has considerable experience in farming, ranching and agricultural law. He has assisted farmers and ranchers with state and federal regulatory issues, water rights, ditch disputes, boundary disputes, succession planning, and agricultural business decisions. He owns and operates his own farm and ranch near Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Lance Schuster regularly publishes “Law of the Land” articles for the Post Register, Recorder Herald, and Blackfoot Morning News.

Curriculum Vitae

  • University of Idaho, Juris Doctor 1996
  • Brigham Young University, MA Anthropology 1996
  • Brigham Young University, BA Anthropology 1991
  • Successfully foreclosing on a large residential development with numerous mechanic’s liens.
  • Successfully quieting title to property on which false liens had been recorded and obtaining judgments for attorney fees and costs against the individual filing the liens.
  • Successfully defending a crop insurance company from a claimant who failed to report purported losses prior to harvesting his crop.
  • Obtained judgment, including attorney fees and costs, for client in property dispute.
  • Successfully represented creditors with the Idaho Bankruptcy Court, and has repeatedly obtained relief from the automatic stay for creditor clients.
  • One local judge recommended Lance stating: “Lance is highly intelligent and well versed in the law.  He has demonstrated a high degree of honesty, integrity, and civility.”
  • Obtained large judgment based upon fraudulent conduct of defendant contractor.
  • Successfully represented homeowner’s association in obtaining relief from developer who failed to construct promised amenities.
  • Negotiated favorable settlement for creditor client in Chapter 11 bankruptcy setting.
  • Filed and foreclosed on materialman’s liens.
  • What Employers Should Do if ICE Arrives, Agribusiness Seminar, March 2017.
  • FSMA Requirements: Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food, Seminar hosted by Beard St. Clair Gaffney and WIPFLI, September 2016.
  • Idaho State and Federal Courts
  • Wyoming State and Federal Courts
  • Court of Federal Claims
  • Idaho Association of Defense Counsel
  • Idaho Falls Kiwanis Club
    • Past President
  • Medical & Professional Credit Union
    • Former Director
  • Idaho Falls Public Library
    • Former Director
  • Beard St. Clair Gaffney PA
    • Attorney
    • 2007 to Present
  • Hopkins Roden Crockett Hansen & Hoopes PLLC
    • Attorney
    • 1996 to 2007