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Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Maritime: 48%
  2. Personal Injury: 47%
  3. Asylum: 5%



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  • Matthew D. Shaffer

    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.


    Matthew Shaffer Admiralty and maritime Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P.

3200 Travis Street
Houston, TX, 77006


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 196408/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2015
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Board Certified Trial LawyerState Bar of TexasN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
U.S. Ambassador to the Commonwealth of the BahamasUnited States Government1998 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Houston Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Academy of Railroad Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Texas College of the State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
William A. Lawson Institute for Peace and ProsperityBoard of DirectorsN/A
Anti-Defamation League Southwest Regional Board Nominating CommitteeLegal CommitteeN/A
Institute of International Education Southern Regional Advisory BoardN/AN/A
S.E.A.R.C.H. Service to the HomelessBoard MemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1964
University of Texas System, AustinN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1962