At the Schiffer Law Firm, Texas attorneys Paul and Jacob Schiffer together have over 45 years of combined legal experience and descend from a dynasty of American lawyers going back over 100 years.
Schiffer Law Firm proudly fights for individual clients and their families who have been wrongfully accused, had their constitutional rights violated, and those who have been harmed by others, defective products, or corporate negligence.
Schiffer Law Firm practices in the areas of criminal defense, including high-profile, high-risk offenses such as sex crimes, white collar crimes, federal healthcare fraud, employee theft, murder, and other state and federal crimes.
Furthermore, Schiffer Law Firm represents individuals or their families in personal injury law, including, catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, mass torts, pharmaceutical litigation and product liability.
The common thread in every case and the firm’s philosophy: PREPARATION & FOCUS
Further, unlike many firms, we believe it paramount to the success of every case that we truly get to know our clients, learn the most minute facts surrounding their unique case, remain disciplined to learning the newest changes to the law, and meticulously research our opposition so that we know how to get the best results.
Schiffer Law Firm has been recognized time and time again for their innovative trial techniques and courtroom charisma. We wholeheartedly recognize that people learn in different ways and we know we must adapt every client’s unique case accordingly, whether it is to encourage a prosecutor, judge, or jury.
Attorney Paul Schiffer | Managing-Member, Attorney Paul Schiffer
Attorney Paul Schiffer is a highly experienced, highly revered Texas attorney who is best known for his captivating trial strategy and unparalleled knowledge of the law and procedure.
Mr. Schiffer was born and raised in New York City, New York. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from New York University. Mr. Schiffer then went on to attend South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas where he received Dean’s Honors and graduated with honors, Magna Cum Laude.
Prior to founding Schiffer Law Firm, attorney Paul Schiffer spent five years as a Texas prosecutor starting in 1975. While at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Paul personally prosecuted thousands of cases and tried hundreds of jury trials, including murders, sex crimes, and other high-profile offenses. Mr. Schiffer decided to then transition into a criminal defense attorney and has since represented and defended virtually every type of crime in Texas and Federal courts.
Mr. Schiffer has been named for over ten years as a Texas Super Lawyer, Houston’s H-Texas Top Lawyer, America’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers, Most Feared Lawyers, and was recently honored by inclusion in America’s Best Attorneys. Mr. Schiffer also is a proud member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, and the Texas Bar Association.
Attorney Jacob Schiffer | Managing-Member, Attorney Jacob Schiffer
Attorney Jacob Schiffer is a highly skilled and greatly accomplished Texas attorney who is best known for his perceptive attention to overlooked details and distinctive ability to condense difficult legal concepts into clear and understandable terms.
Mr. Schiffer was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities from the University of San Diego in San Diego, CA. He then went on to attend the Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, Texas where he received Dean’s Honors every year and graduated with the highest honors, Summa Cum Laude.
Prior to Schiffer Law Firm, Mr. Schiffer previously worked at the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas as a legal intern, where he worked primarily in the violent crimes’ division. Further, Mr. Schiffer tirelessly worked throughout the entirety of his law school career with some of the most respected names in criminal defense and personal injury law, both in Texas and nationwide.
Mr. Schiffer is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, and the Texas Bar Association.
Not only is Mr. Schiffer a skilled attorney, he has an extensive background in business and entrepreneurship well before he went to law school; receiving Houston Business Journal’s acclaimed Top 30 Under 30 Entrepreneurs award and Top 5 “Must Know” Houston Entrepreneurs.
When Paul and Jacob Schiffer are not passionately advocating for their clients, they both enjoy fishing, hunting, reading, scuba diving, world traveling, and spending time with their large family.
P R A C T I C E A R E A S
CRIMINAL DEFENSE | Texas State and Federal
At Schiffer Law Firm, we are well know for taking on cases with high-profile exposure coupled with high-risk. These include criminal charges, both in State and Federal court, such as:
Fraud & Theft Crimes
PERSONAL INJURY | Texas State and National
At Schiffer Law Firm, we represent individuals who have been severely injured or the families of those whose loved ones have been wrongfully killed by others or corporate negligence. Some of these include catastrophic injury cases, both in State and Federal court, including:
Sexual Assault & Revenge Porn
Work Related Injuries
Maritime / Boating Injuries
Mass Torts: Products Liability and Dangerous Pharmaceutical Drug Lawsuits
Types of Injuries
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1975||12/05/2020|
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|Most Feared Lawyer||De Medici Ratings||2019|
|Houston's Top Lawyer||H Texas Magazine||2019|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2019|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Texas Super Lawyers||2019|
|Most Feared Lawyer||De Medici Ratings||2018|
|Houston's Top Lawyer||H Texas Magazine||2018|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2018|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2018|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Texas Super Lawyers||2018|
|Most Feared Lawyer||De Medici Ratings||2017|
|Houston's Top Lawyer||H Texas Magazine||2017|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2017|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Texas Super Lawyers||2017|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2017|
|Texas Rising Star||Texas Super Lawyers||2016|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2015|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2014|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the USA||The National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2009|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2008|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2007|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2006|
|Founder||Law Office Of Paul Schiffer||1979 - Present|
|Assistant District Attorney||Harris County District Attorney's Office||1975 - 1979|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Harris County Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Boy Scouts of America||Assistant Scout Master||1999 - Present|
|Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||1986 - Present|
|National Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1985 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1980 - Present|
|Schiffer Law Firm Blog||Elements of the crime capital murder in Texas||2015|
|Schiffer Law Firm Blog||The offense of online solicitation to a minor in Texas||2015|
|Schiffer Law Firm Blog||Can police seize drug evidence without a warrant?||2015|
|Schiffer Law Firm Blog||What is an ignition interlock device?||2015|
|Schiffer Law Firm Blog||Strong advocacy needed when negotiating with prosecutors||2015|
|Schiffer Law Firm Blog||What are the advantages of a plea negotiation?||2015|
|South Texas College of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||1975|
|New York University||Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)||1969|
|CLE Lecture||What every civil lawyer should know about DWI||2015|
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