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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

For over 20 years, Jonathan Sol Harris has exclusively handled all types of personal injury cases, with an emphasis on auto accidents and 18-wheeler truck accidents. Jonathan began his legal career working on the dark side as the lawyer hired by insurance companies to defend cases. By working for insurance companies, Jonathan gained invaluable knowledge


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


Gabriel A. Gonzalez

Gabriel Gonzalez is the newest attorney to join the team at Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris. Gabriel joined the firm back in January of 2016 working as a Law Clerk and began his career as a personal injury attorney in 2017. He graduated from South Texas College of Law with honors and is a member