Matt Shaffer joined Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P. in 1992. He is a managing partner at the firm and represents thousands of clients across the United States.
Mr. Shaffer began his career in law 25 years ago by representing large corporate clients. At SMSH, he began using his experience to help working men and women recover damages for on-the-job injuries, including maritime injuries.
He has worked on several notable cases including the Deepwater Horizon explosion, and has recovered millions of dollars for his clients. Mr. Shaffer takes pride in hard work, and bringing an experienced and thorough approach to every case. He is dedicated to providing high level of support for his clients.
Mr. Shaffer is among the small percentage of Texas attorneys who are certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial law. Since 2006, Mr. Shaffer has been named a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine, an honor bestowed for only 5% of the state’s attorneys. He’s also been recognized by H Texas magazine as one of Houston’s Top Lawyers for the People and was selected for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2017) in the practice area of Admiralty and Maritime Law.