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LAURA DE LA CRUZ

Laura De La Cruz is the firm’s newest attorney. She joined Schechter, 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 for injured workers in maritime and other work accidents across the country. She is proud to have been a part of the firm’s success in obtaining justice for its clients over the past 5 years, and her experience has given her the knowledge and practical skills to see a case through from beginning to end.

Laura De La Cruz

Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P.
3200 Travis Street, 3rd Floor
Houston, TX 77006
Toll Free: 713-893-0971

AREAS OF PRACTICE
  • Jones Act
  • Maintenance and Cure
  • General Maritime Law
  • DOHSA – Death on the High Seas Act
  • Maritime Piracy
  • Public Vessel Act
  • Suits in Admiralty
  • Merchant Mariners Act
  • Admiralty Extension Act
  • OSCLA – Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
  • Military Sealift Command
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents – Plaintiff
  • Texas Trucking Accidents – Plaintiff
  • Premises Liability – Plaintiff
  • Railroad Accidents – Plaintiff
  • FELA Claims – Plaintiff
  • Products Liability Law
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • State Bar of Texas – 2015
EDUCATION
  • University of Houston, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2015
  • University of Houston, B.A. in Philosophy, Sociology, 2008 – summa cum laude
HONORS AND AWARDS
  • 2014 Champion of the Blakely-Butler Moot Court Competition – UH Law Center
  • 2014 Champion and Best Speaker of the James Hippard Open Mock Trial Competition – UH Law Center
  • 2013 Champion of the Lorance and Thompson Negotiation Competition – UH Law Center
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association, Member
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
LANGUAGES
  • English
  • Spanish
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Laura De La Cruz is the firm’s newest attorney. She joined Schechter, 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 for injured workers in maritime and other work accidents across the country. She is proud to have been a part of the firm’s success in obtaining justice for its clients over the past 5 years, and her experience has given her the knowledge and practical skills to see a case through from beginning to end.

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Address
3200 Travis
St #300
Houston, TX 77006
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Phone
(713) 364-0723
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3222 Burke
Rd Ste 211
Pasadena, TX 77504
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Phone
(832) 345-1327
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23227 Red River Dr
#2a
Katy, TX 77494
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(346) 500-6160
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1931 Humble Place Dr Ste
201
Humble, TX 77338
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Phone
(281) 801-4654
Address
1908 Strand
Suite 2
Galveston, TX 77550
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409-407-5195