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Arthur L. Schechter

Admiralty and maritime Attorney at Houston, TX

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  • Licensed for 59 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1964
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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Arthur Schechter has practiced law since 1964, and he’s helped thousands of clients to successfully resolve their cases and begin new lives. He’s served clients from local seaman’s unions, the National Maritime Union, the Indian Seaman’s Union, the Pakistani Seaman’s Union, and individual seaman throughout the world. Over the years his dedication to his clients and successes on their behalf have set him apart. Some have even named children, boats, and businesses after him!

He is a founding partner of Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris. He has served as Senior Counsel and litigator for personal injury cases; U.S. Ambassador to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas; Board Chairman of METRO; and Partner in a major national litigation firm – all with distinction.

Mr. Schechter is a highly respected trial lawyer who has received numerous awards for his work, including the highest civilian award given by the United States Coast Guard and recognition as a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine. He has also been recognized as one of the Top Lawyers for the People by H Texas magazine.

Location

Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, LLP - Accident & Injury Attorneys
3200 Travis Street
#300
Houston, TX, 77006
Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, LLP - Accident & Injury Attorneys
3222 Burke Rd
Ste 211 F
Pasadena, TX, 77504
Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, LLP - Accident & Injury Attorneys
23227 Red River Drive
#2a
Katy, TX, 77494
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • U.S. Ambassador to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas
  • United States Government
  • 1998 - 2001

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1964
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1962

Associations

  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
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  • American Academy of Railroad Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Texas College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • William A. Lawson Institute for Peace and Prosperity
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • Anti-Defamation League Southwest Regional Board Nominating Committee
  • Legal Committee
  • N/A
  • Institute of International Education Southern Regional Advisory Board
  • N/A
  • S.E.A.R.C.H. Service to the Homeless
  • Board Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2004
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2003
  • AV
  • N/A
  • Board Certified Trial Lawyer
  • State Bar of Texas
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Admiralty and maritime Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Arthur is one of the best Maritime and Personal Injury lawyers around. He works very hard to make sure that his clients get the best outcome possible. It has been a pleasure working with him for so many years."
Car accident
Admiralty and maritime

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Houston Admiralty and maritime Lawyer Arthur L. Schechter
Arthur L. Schechter
Admiralty and maritime Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 59 years
Free Consultation