The end of another year is upon us. The maritime and Houston, TX personal injury attorneys at Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P., Accident & Injury Lawyers  want to extend thanks to all of our clients for choosing us to meet your legal needs in 2013. We hope you all had a very happy holiday season and hope that 2014 will be a great year for you and your families!

From attorney awards to big settlements, this was a great year for SMSH. Some of the highlights of 2013 include:

Houston attorneys honored: H Texas magazine named Matthew Shaffer, Jonathan Harris and Cynthia Huerta to their Top Lawyers 2013 list in personal injury law.

Best Lawyers and Law Firm: Matthew Shaffer was selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in Texas© list for 2013 in Admiralty/Maritime Law, and Schechter, Shaffer & Harris was named as a Tier 1 maritime law firm in Houston by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2014.

Top Lawyers: Houstonia magazine honored Matthew Shaffer and Arthur Schechter in admiralty/maritime law and Jonathan Harris in personal injury law with inclusion in the Top Lawyers for 2013 list.

In the news: Arthur Schechter was featured in both the Houston Chronicle and The New York Times for his political fundraising efforts.

Landmark settlement: Shaffer won a $2 million Jones Act settlement on behalf a seaman who was injured while working on a vessel. The settlement is believed to be the largest ever paid to a Jones Act seaman by the United States government.