Reginald Luster is the founder and owner of Reginald Luster, P.A., a civil law firm in Jacksonville, Florida, and Radiant Lands Corporation, a real estate acquisition, investment and management corporation. Reginald was admitted to the Florida Bar in May 1988, to practice law in the state courts in Florida and in the three United States District Courts in Florida. On June 11, 2004, Reginald Luster made history when he was sworn in as president of the Jacksonville Bar Association, the first African American lawyer to be voted to that position since its founding in
Reginald Luster was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at Broward General Hospital. His father, Willie Frank Luster of Americus, Georgia, worked as a cook and dishwasher at the Yankee Clipper Hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach. His mother, Mae Bynes Luster, worked as a waitress at the Yankee Clipper Hotel where they met before they were married. After the untimely death of his father, his mother moved him and his siblings to her birth city, Jacksonville, Florida.
Reginald Luster attended public schools in Jacksonville, Florida and he graduated with academic honors in 1982 from Jean Ribault High School. Thereafter, he accepted a scholarship to attend Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. While attending Florida State, Reginald Luster served as an executive intern with former Governor, and eventual United States Senator Bob Graham. Three years after graduating from high school, he graduated from Florida State earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in History with honors. That fall, he enrolled into the College of Law at Florida State where he was a member of both honor organizations, the Law Review and the Appellate Moot Court Team. During the summer of 1986, he studied law abroad at Oxford University, Oxford England. In December 1987, Reginald graduated earning his Juris Doctorate Degree.
In 1988, Reginald Luster returned to Jacksonville to began his legal career as an associate attorney, and eventual shareholder and partner, with the Jacksonville insurance defense law firm of Mathews, Osborne, McNatt, Gobelman & Cobb. In 1994, Reginald was appointed by U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno as an Assistant United States Attorney with the United States Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division. In 2000, he worked at the Justice Department in Washington D.C. with the Civil Rights Division of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys. In 2000, Attorney General Janet Reno awarded Reginald the Director’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Furthering Equal Employment Opportunities.
In 2001, Reginald Luster returned to the private practice of law. He was invited to join the American Board of Trial Advocates. Reginald’s practices law in the areas of personal injury law, wrongful death law, insurance law, employment discrimination law, civil rights violations law and criminal defense law. In 2007, Reginald Luster moved his law firm Reginald Luster, P.A. to the University Boulevard office building. In addition to his law practice, Reginald serves as a board member on charitable foundations providing college scholarships to graduating high school students.