Houston, TX – Nationally recognized maritime law firm Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, LLP is proud to announce that its partner Matthew D. Shaffer has recently been admitted to practice law in the States of California and Washington. Shaffer’s new admission comes as the firm seeks to expand its national marine injury practice. The firm represents clients across the country, from the east coast to the west coast.
“I think bar admissions will allow us to more effectively handle our cases on the west coast,” Shaffer said. “Some of the nation’s largest maritime employers are in California and Washington, and there is a great need for legal representation among maritime workers in those areas.”
Shaffer’s legal experience encompasses all aspects of maritime law. He represents workers in maritime law claims involving the Jones Act, the Dockworkers’ Compensation Act, the Death on the High Seas Act and others. Shaffer has handled over 1,000 marine injury cases nationwide during his 36-year career, raising hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients.
Shaffer is also admitted to practice in Texas and Colorado and is among the small percentage of Texas attorneys who are board certified in personal injury lawsuits. He has been named Admiralty Overseer by the Maritime Law Association of the United States (MLA), and he has been repeatedly named Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine, an honor bestowed on only 5% of lawyers in the United States. ‘State.
“The team at Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, LLP are impressed by Shaffer’s unwavering dedication,” said Jonathan Harris, Partner. “He has passed the notoriously difficult California bar exam while handling a large number of cases, and his new licenses will help us better serve our West Coast clients.”
Other marine attorneys from Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, LLP are licensed in Louisiana and Minnesota, in addition to all state and federal courts in Texas.
About Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, LLP
Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, LLP is a leading Texas-based marine law firm providing expert legal representation to sailors, longshoremen and other marine workers. Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, LLP’s team of experienced lawyers have taken on industry giants like Maersk Line, BP, Phillips 66 and Crowley Maritime, collectively earning hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients.