Robert “Bob” Schulman is a retired partner of the Firm. He advised and defended public schools and local government for over 40 years. Mr. Schulman advised and represented charter schools, private schools, public school districts and other public, private and nonprofit entities across Texas.

Prior to forming Schulman, Lopez & Hoffer, LLP, Mr. Schulman was a founder and partner with the education law firm of Schulman, Walheim & Heidelberg (1979-99), and a partner and manager of the San Antonio office of two other Texas education law firms (1999-2011). Mr. Schulman has achieved state-wide and national recognition for his experience, knowledge and successes in representing, school districts, charter schools and other public agencies.

Education and Honors

Mr. Schulman practiced before state and federal agencies and is licensed to practice before the U. S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, and U. S. District Courts (Southern, Northern and Western Districts of Texas) and admitted by the Supreme Court of Texas. His preparatory education was at St. Mary’s University (B.A.); his legal education at St. Mary’s University School of Law (J.D.). He was admitted to the Texas bar in 1975.


Mr. Schulman is a member of the San Antonio Bar Association, Texas Association of School Boards, State Bar of Texas (School Law Section), National Council of School Attorneys, Education Law Association and Texas Association of Community College Attorneys. He has been published in the Texas Bar Journal, and he is often called upon as a presenter for professional conferences and gatherings. Mr. Schulman is a long-standing member of the Planning Committee for the Annual University of Texas School Law Conference.