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 to his clients and successes on their behalf have set him apart. Some have even named children, boats and businesses after him!
As a founding partner of Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, Mr. Schechter serves as Senior Counsel and litigator for personal injury cases. He has also previously served as U.S. Ambassador to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, as Board Chairman of METRO, and as a partner in a major national litigation firm.
Mr. Schechter has received numerous awards for his work, including the highest civilian award given by the United States Coast Guard. He has also been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine, an honor only given to 5% of Texas attorneys. H Texas magazine has also recognized him as one of the Top Lawyers for the People.