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About us Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, LLP - Accident & Injury Attorneys

If you were injured in a maritime or offshore job-related accident, contact a maritime injury attorney at Schechter, Shaffer & Harris as quickly as you can. Recreation on the water can also be hazardous, but if you’re injured while you aren’t working, you can’t receive workers’ comp benefits. If you are injured in any accident on the water because someone else was negligent, a maritime injury lawyer at Schechter, Shaffer & Harris can help file a claim to recover compensation for your injuries.
We know that accidents happen and it is important to get legal advice right away so we offer free consultations with our attorneys who will listen carefully to your story and advise what steps need to be taken next. Our team of experienced lawyers has been helping people just like yourself since 1987 and we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients over the years. We understand how difficult it is when an unexpected event occurs and we want to help ease some of that stress by providing answers about what happened and how best to proceed with filing claims against those responsible for your injuries.

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MATTHEW D. SHAFFER

  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, TX
  • Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas State Bar, Grievance Committee, District 4C
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
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ARTHUR L. SCHECHTER

  • Texas, 1964
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1966
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rating
  • Texas Super Lawyer – Top 5% of Texas Attorneys 2003-2014 (every single year of its existence)
  • Roscoe Pound Society Lifetime Fellow
  • Honorary President, American Men’s Club of Nassau, 1998 – 2001
  • Tapestry Award from Houston Interfaith Ministries (Meals on Wheels—Refugee Settlement)
  • Top Lawyers in Houston
  • Starlight Award—Council of Jewish Women
  • Star of David Award for Jewish Philanthropy
  • President’s Award: NAACP
  • Houston Treasure—Social Book of Houston
  • Henry Morganthau Award for Legal Excellence—National Dinner in New York—Israel Bonds
  • Prominent Community Leader by Top Ladies of Distinction
  • Houston’s Most Fascinating by Baylor College of Medicine
  • Outstanding Community Leadership Award—SEARCH (Homeless)Services
  • Barrier Breaker Award—Career and Recovery Resources (agency working to retrain and find employment for workers)
  • National United Jewish Appeal Prime Ministers Council
  • Special Agents Award from Drug Enforcement Administration
  • United States Marine Corp Award for Support in Nassau
  • Distinguished Public Service Award—United States Coast Guard
  • Outstanding Public Service Award—United States Custom Service
  • David H. White Award for Outstanding Leadership presented by Jewish Community Center
  • Samuel E. Karff Leadership Award—Outstanding Member of Congregation Beth Israel
  • American Jewish Committee’s National Human Relations Award (only other Texan to win was Ann Richards)
  • Star of Texas Award, 21st Century Democrats
  • Benefactor Award: Jewish Chautauqua Society
  • Love Award Honoree: Childrens Advocates, Inc. of Harris County
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JONATHAN S. HARRIS

  • Super Lawyer- Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Houston's Top Lawye- H Texas Magazine
  • Texas Super Lawyers- Super Lawyers
  • Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law- Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Rising Star- Texas Monthly Magazine

ADAM J. ROSENFELD

  • 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
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LAURA DE LA CRUZ

  • 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

  • State Bar of Texas – 2001
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas 2002
  • 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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GABRIEL A. GONZALEZ

  • University of Houston – Class of 2011
  • South Texas College of Law – Class of 2016
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Previously coached @ Cy-Fair Girls Athletic Association (8U Fastpitch Softball)
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