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Matthew D. Shaffer

In 1992, Matt Shaffer joined Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P., the continuation of a firm that has focused on representing injured men and women since 1964. As a managing partner of the firm, Mr. Shaffer has represented thousands of clients across the United States. Most recently, he successfully settled the largest single victim Jones

Dennis M. McElwee

Dennis McElwee has spent more than two decades dedicated to the practice of Maritime Law. He makes it his personal mission to stay up-to-date on court ruling concerning seamen and their daily living expenses because he knows that these details make a world of difference in his clients’ quality of life. Mr. McElwee began his

Jonathan S. Harris

As a partner of Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, Jonathan Harris brings both a strong work ethic and the vital experience of working on both sides of the docket to each of his cases. He enjoys using sophisticated technology to make strong legal arguments in court, and his impressive legal record tells the story of

Arthur L. Schechter

Arthur Schechter has been practicing law since 1964, and since then he’s helped thousands of clients to successfully resolve their cases and begin new lives. He’s served clients from local seaman’s unions, the National Maritime Union, the Indian Seaman’s Union, the Pakistani Seaman’s Union, and individual seaman throughout the world. Over the years, his dedication

Adam J. Rosenfeld

A.J. Rosenfeld clerked for Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris for two years before becoming an attorney. Throughout his career, Mr. Rosenfeld has gained extensive experience in all stages of litigation and dedicated himself to helping injured clients. Mr. Rosenfeld’s practice mainly focuses on representing clients across Texas who have been injured in a wide range

Cynthia Huerta

“HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING AN ARMOR FOR MY CLIENTS.” Cynthia Huerta defended insurance companies and trucking companies for over a decade. In 2012, she followed her conscious and began fighting for injured people. Cynthia has taken her experience and knowledge of insurance companies’ practices and defense lawyers’ strategies to help her clients achieve victory

Laura De La Cruz

Laura De La Cruz

Laura De La Cruz is the firm’s newest attorney. She joined Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris in 2010 and worked as a legal assistant for managing partner, Matthew Shaffer, until she became licensed to practice law. Laura strongly believes that the law is meant to serve individuals and their families. Her practice focuses on advocating