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About Us Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, LLP

We all know that getting injured on the job is scary, but it's not always easy to find a lawyer who can help you with your case.

Schechter, Shaffer & Harris have been helping people just like you for over 35 years by providing legal assistance regarding workplace accidents, injuries and insurance claims. Our firm strives to provide our clients with the highest level of service at an affordable price without sacrificing quality representation. With offices in Pasadena and Katy Texas we serve clients throughout Central Texas including Houston.

Our Attorneys

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MATTHEW D. SHAFFER

In 1992, Matt Shaffer joined Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P., the continuation of a firm that has focused on representing injured men and women since 1964. As a managing partner of the firm, Mr. Shaffer has represented thousands of clients across the United States.

  • Colorado Since 1989
  • Texas Since 1987
  • University of Houston Law Center
    Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.) (1987) | Law
    1986 - 1987
  • South Texas College of Law
    Law
    1984 - 1986
    Honors: Law Review, American Jurisprudence Award - Criminal Law, Toxic Tort Seminar - Highest Score
  • Texas Super Lawyer - top 5% of Texas Lawyers
    Texas Monthly Magazine
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • Texas State Bar, Grievance Committee, District 4C
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • City of Bellaire Board of Adjustment
  • Southwest Regional Board of Directors - Anti Defamation League
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ARTHUR L. SCHECHTER

Arthur Schechter has been practicing law since 1964, and since then he’s helped thousands of clients to successfully resolve their cases and begin new lives.

  • Texas, 1964
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1966
  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX, 1964, J.D.
  • Honors: Law School Dean’s Council, President’s Council
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA, 1962, B.A.
  • Honors: Honor’s Program
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Academy of Railroad Trial Lawyers
  • Texas College of the State Bar of Texas
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • William A. Lawson Institute for Peace and Prosperity
  • Anti-Defamation League Southwest Regional Board Nominating Committee
  • Institute of International Education Southern Regional Advisory Board
  • S.E.A.R.C.H. Service to the Homeless
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ADAM J. ROSENFELD

AJ Rosenfeld has been an attorney for Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris LLP since 2009. He has helped hundreds of individuals and families involved in personal injury accidents recover millions of dollars in compensation.

  • State Bar of Minnesota – 2010
  • State Bar of Texas – 2009
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas 2009
  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2008
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas. B.A., 2005
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • State Bar of Minnesota, Member
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
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LAURA DE LA CRUZ

Laura De La Cruz is the firm’s newest attorney. She joined Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris in 2010 and worked as a legal assistant for managing partner, Matthew Shaffer, until she became licensed to practice law.

  • State Bar of Texas – 2015
  • University of Houston, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2015
  • University of Houston, B.A. in Philosophy, Sociology, 2008 – summa cum laude
  • 2014 Champion of the Blakely-Butler Moot Court Competition – UH Law Center
  • 2014 Champion and Best Speaker of the James Hippard Open Mock Trial Competition – UH Law Center
  • 2013 Champion of the Lorance and Thompson Negotiation Competition – UH Law Center
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association, Member
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
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CYNTHIA HUERTA

Cynthia Huerta defended insurance companies and trucking companies for over a decade. In 2012, she followed her conscious and began fighting for injured people. Cynthia has taken her experience and knowledge of insurance companies’ practices and defense lawyers’ strategies to help her clients achieve victory and full compensation.

  • State Bar of Texas – 2001
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas 2002
  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2000
  • University of Houston, B.A., cum laude, 1996
  • 2007 – 2014 Voted Texas “Rising Star” as Top Young Attorney by the Institute of Law and Politics and Texas Monthly Magazine. Only 2.5% of up-and-coming Texas lawyers are identified as Rising Stars.
  • 2013 Voted Houston’s Top Lawyers
  • 2014 Latino American Who’s Who
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JONATHAN S. HARRIS

For over 20 years, Jonathan Sol Harris has exclusively handled all types of personal injury cases, with an emphasis on auto accidents and 18-wheeler truck accidents.

  • Houston's Top Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law
  • Rising Star
  • Houston Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, TX JD - Juris Doctor
  • University of Texas, Austin BA - Bachelor of Arts
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GABRIEL A. GONZALEZ

Gabriel Gonzalez is the newest attorney to join the team at Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris. Gabriel joined the firm back in January of 2016 working as a Law Clerk and began his career as a personal injury attorney in 2017.

  • Started in January 2016 as a Law Clerk Hired as an attorney on May 1, 2017
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