Robert A Schuetze

Robert A. Schuetze

Robert A. Schuetze


Boulder, Colorado
(303) 444-5944

Bob Schuetze graduated from the University of Denver in 1968 and was thereafter commissioned as an Officer in the U.S. Navy.  He served in Vietnam and rose to the position of Senior Air Intelligence Officer.  He attended the University of Denver School of Law where he was an editor of the law review, graduating in 1976.

He was a founding member of Buchanan, Gray, Purvis & Schuetze, which later became Purvis, Gray, Schuetze & Gordon.  He is a past president of the Boulder County Bar Association and past president of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association.  He has also served as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Colorado Bar Foundation.  He is also a member of the American Law Institute and currently serves on the Board of Governors and the American Trial Lawyers Association.

Bob is nationally recognized in the area of railroad grade crossing litigation.  He was counsel in the landmark Colorado trial in which a verdict of $23 million was returned.  In the last 15 years, he has been involved in crossing cases throughout Colorado and in California, Utah, New Mexico and North Dakota.

In his spare time, Bob enjoys downhill skiing and follows the University of Colorado Ski Team where his son, Jed, is a varsity skier.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Railroad Law
  • Ski Area Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1977
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1977
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1977


  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • J.D. – 1976
    • Honors: Mathematics Major, Economics Minor
    • Law Journal: Denver Law Journal, Senior Editor, 1975 – 1976
  • University of Denver
    • B.A. Bachelor of Arts – 1968

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Twentieth Judicial District Nominating Commission, Member, 1987 – 1992
  • Boulder County Bar, Member
  • Boulder County Bar, President, 1984 – 1985
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado Bar Association, Senior Vice President, 1985 – 1986
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member, Board of Governors, 1985 – 1990
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2000 – 2001
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Board of Directors, 1980 – Present
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • American Law Institute, Member
  • Colorado Bar Foundation, Member
  • Colorado Bar Foundation, Member, Board of Trustees, 1989 – Present
  • Colorado Bar Foundation, President, Board of Trustees, 1992 – 1994
  • Legal Aid Foundation, Member
  • Legal Aid Foundation, Member, Board of Trustees, 1989 – 1995

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Navy, Lieutenant, 1969 – 1977
  • Netzorg McKeever Koclanes & Bernhadt LLC, Of Counsel
  • Purvis, Gray, Schuetze & Gordon, Partner, 1985 – 1998

1113 Spruce Street, Suite 202A

Boulder, CO 80302

Phone: (303) 444-5944

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