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About Us

Why Choose SMSH as Your Law Firm?

There are many personal injury attorneys to choose from. Whether for a car accident claim, work accident or maritime injury, we want you to know why Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris is the best choice for you.

Our Experience

  • SMSH has a combined over 100 years of trial experience.
  • We have recovered more than $720 million for injury victims.
  • Each of our maritime attorneys has more than 25 years of experience.
  • We have Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyers.
  • We have represented clients in numerous major disasters.
  • We have helped 1,000’s of clients over the last 50 years from across the United States.
  • SMSH is a BBB Accredited Business.

Many Satisfied Clients

We have helped many clients get back on their feet during hard times.
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“What can I say about Dennis other than he is an amazing attorney. He really helped me and my family out when I was hurt while working. I owe him a lot of thanks!” – Avvo

“Hardest working attorney Jonathan is a dedicated attorney that will go out of his way to making a bad trucking company pay for getting you hurt.” – Google

“Mr. Shaffer was very helpful through my ordeal and I was very confident he was going to bring out the truth about the accident of why and how I almost lost my life.” – Avvo

Millions of Dollars Recovered

We have recovered more than $720 million dollars for injury victims. View More Case Results.

  • $17.5 Million awarded in Jones Act case for injured deckhand
  • $89K jury award for husband and wife in case against Allstate after car accident
  • $2 Million settlement paid by U.S. government to injured worker
  • $2.5 Million settlement for client whose leg was severed while working on tug

Award Winning Trial Attorneys

We have have been recognized nationally for our work as Personal Injury attorneys.

Recognized In The News

We have been featured on many major news stations and media outlets.

Companies We Have Litigated Against

We have successfully represented personal injury clients against some of the largest companies in the world. View The List of Companies.

Interest Free Loans

We offer loans to our clients at a 0% interest rate with no credit check. There is also no repayment until the case is settled or won! View More About Our Interest Free Loans.