USD Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic & Educational Benefits Assistance

Presenter Bio - Robert Muth, Supervising Attorney USD Veterans Legal Clinic

Professor Robert F. Muth teaches in the areas of veterans law and legal ethics.  He is also the supervising attorney of the University of San Diego’s Veterans Legal Clinic. 

Muth’s legal career began when he served as a judge advocate in the United States Marine Corps where he worked primarily as a criminal defense attorney, handling a wide range of criminal matters, including high profile cases involving allegations of war crimes and serious mishandling of classified information.  As a Marine, Muth deployed for 13 months to Fallujah, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Prior to receiving an honorable discharge in 2009, Muth received multiple awards for superior service and was also named the Defense Counsel of the Year, Navy-Marine Corps Trial Judiciary, Western Judicial Circuit in 2008-2009. 

After completing his service in the Marines, Muth joined the litigation boutique firm of Godes & Preis, LLP in Irvine, California.  His civil litigation practice focused on business litigation, contractual disputes and employment litigation on behalf of business entities.

Muth is admitted to the bar in both California and Illinois and is a VA accredited attorney.  His professional memberships include the San Diego County Bar Association and the Veterans Bar Association, and he is a barrister in the Wallace Inn of Court.  Muth also serves as the Chair of the board of directors of the San Diego Veterans Coalition, a prominent San Diego based non-profit veterans collaborative organization. 

Muth received his BA from Northwestern University in 2002 and his JD from Duke University School of Law in 2005.