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Schechter McElwee Shaffer
& Harris, L.L.P. - Firm Profile


Schechter McElwee Shaffer
& Harris, L.L.P. 
Size of Organization: 6
Year Established: 1964
Main Office: Houston, Texas

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SMSH has represented thousands of seamen, longshoremen, and other maritime workers, and has received outstanding recoveries for clients. SMSH has always been a strong advocate for maritime personal injury victims and the families of those who are killed while working in service of a vessel. Our concern is for the safety of those involved and helping their families find out the whereabouts and conditions of their loved ones. We have obtained multi-million dollar settlements for injured seamen and their families. The team of Jones Act attorneys and maritime lawyers at SMSH has over 100 years of combined trial experience.

Though Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P. is based in Texas we handle personal injury cases throughout the United States and in many cases, all over the world. We handle cases in: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

Our extensive experience in personal injury law allows us to tackle the most serious cases.

Statement of Practice Summary:
Maritime Jones Act Workers Claims; Construction and Refinery Accidents; Railroad Injury; Admiralty and Maritime Law; Admiralty Law; Cruise Ship Injuries; Diving and Offshore Injuries; Jones Act; Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act; Marine Liability; Marine Oil Spills; Marine Law; Maritime Accidents; Maritime Administrative Law; Maritime Arbitration; Maritime Law; Maritime Negligence; Maritime Personal Injury; Maritime Products Liability; Seamens Claims; Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries; Personal Injury; Accidents; Animal Attacks; Automobile Accidents and Injuries; Automobile Negligence; Bicycle Accidents; Boating Accidents; Bodily Injury; Brain Injury; Bus Accidents; Catastrophic Injury; Commercial Vehicle Liability; Dog Bites; Electrical Injury; Head Injury; Motorcycle Accidents; Pedestrian Injuries; Personal Injury Mediation; Plaintiffs Personal Injury; Severe Burns; Slip and Fall; Spinal Injury; Third Party Wrongful Death; Traumatic Brain Injury; Unintended Acceleration; Whiplash; Wrongful Death; Oilfield Personal Injury; Commercial Fishing Law; Refinery Injuries; Construction Accidents; Construction Safety; Nursing Home Negligence; Nursing Home Litigation; Nursing Home Liability; Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect; Medical Malpractice; Birth Trauma; Medical Negligence; Product Defects; Drug and Medical Device Litigation; Elevator Liability; Escalator Liability; Explosions; Gas Explosions; Product Recall; Product Warning Labels.