(PRWEB) June 9, 2010
Matthew Shaffer, Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P. maritime partner, has been nominated by his fellow Texas attorneys to be a 2010 Texas Super Lawyer for the fifth straight year. Only five percent of Texas attorneys are named to this list. Mr. Shaffer was also selected as one of H Texas Magazine’s Top Lawyers of 2010. He has received this honor for multiple consecutive years. Mr. Shaffer is one of a very few lawyers in Texas who has achieved Board Certification in Personal Injury Trial Law. He has been a board certified trial lawyer since 1998.
Just last year, Mr. Shaffer assisted his clients in obtaining a very large multi-million dollar confidential settlement in what has been described as the largest single-incident Jones Act recovery in history. This year, he is proud to represent several parties involved in the BP Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig explosion. He has been retained by employees of multiple companies to represent them in their claims for personal injuries sustained as a result of the blowout preventer failure and subsequent explosion of the Deepwater Horizon. He has also been retained by the family of a deceased offshore worker to assist them with their oil rig explosion wrongful death claim.
In his time away from the office, Mr. Shaffer served from 2000-2006 on the Texas State Bar Grievance Committee, helping to maintain and raise the ethical standards for Texas lawyers. He has also been interviewed by numerous broadcast and print journalists as an expert in maritime law, most recently regarding Transocean and BP.
As one of the oldest and most experienced maritime law firms in the world, Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P. has a reputation for giving clients and their families consistent, caring support during the pendency of their injury and death claims. The offshore injury lawyers of SMSH have represented thousands of seamen and other offshore workers who have been victims of maritime personal injury. Matthew Shaffer is licensed to practice law in Texas and Colorado, and has handled maritime injury cases all over the world for over 20 years. Mr. Shaffer can be reached at 713-524-3500 or by visiting smslegal.com, or via Twitter and Facebook.