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Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris all selected to the 2017 Super Lawyers List!

  Attorney’s Arthur Schechter, Dennis McElwee, Matthew Shaffer and Jonathan Harris have again been recognized for their outstanding achievements in the areas of personal injury and maritime law. Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers across the United States who’ve obtained a high-degree of peer recognition and achievement . Each year this notable list


El Faro Deadline Extended

A U.S. District Court extended the deadline to file all claims related to the sinking of S.S. El Faro by 90 days.  This extension gives the family members of the victims until February 16, 2016 to evaluate and file their claims. All 33 crewmembers onboard El Faro died when the 40-year-old cargo ship sank east


SMSH Defeats Another Limitation of Liability Complaint

Maritime attorneys at Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, LLP (SMSH) defeated yet another Limitation of Liability Complaint filed by a shipowner in response to an accident on water. SMSH represents the family of an 8-year-old boy who sustained life-threatening injuries during a recreational jet boat tour.  After the family sued the shipowner, the shipowner filed


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