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Mr. Arthur L. Schechter

Mr. Arthur L. Schechter

  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma, Insurance Claims, Maritime Law...
  • Texas
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Summary

I began practicing law in 1964, and over the years, I have represented local seaman’s unions, the National Maritime Union, individual foreign seaman throughout the world, the Indian Seaman’s Union, the Pakistani Seaman’s Union and more. I have assisted thousands of clients. I have received the highest civilian award from the United States Coast Guard, I have been selected as a Texas Super Lawyer multiple years, I served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, I served as the Board Chairman of METRO, and I have been voted one of Houston's Top Lawyers for the People by H Texas magazine multiple years.

Practice Areas
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
  • Insurance Claims
  • Maritime Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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5th Circuit
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Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
U.S. Ambassador to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas
United States Government
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Education
University Of Texas
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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Awards
AV Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Texas Super Lawyer
Texas Monthly Magazine
Texas Super Lawyers 2003-2009
Lifetime Fellow
Roscoe Pound Society
Honorary President
American Men's Club of Nassau
1998 - 2001
Professional Associations
Serve Houston Board (Local AmeriCorps Chapter)
Board of Directors
Current
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HTLA - Houston Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Board of Directors
Current
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American Trial Lawyers Association
Sustaining Member
Current
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Texas Civil Justice Foundation
Founding Sponsor
Current
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American Academy of Railroad Trial Lawyers
Member
Current
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Texas College of the State Bar of Texas
Member
Current
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William A. Lawson Institute for Peace and Prosperity
Board of Directors
Current
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Anti-Defamation League Southwest Regional Board
Legal Committee, Nominating Committee
Current
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Institute of International Education
Southern Regional Advisory Board Member
Current
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S.E.A.R.C.H. Service to the Homeless
Board Member, Chaired First Fundraising Ball
Current
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Texas State Bar # 17735000
Member
- Current
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Certifications
Personal Injury Trial Law
Texas State Bar
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
Work
3200 Travis St., 3rd Floor
Houston, TX 77006
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 282-2122
Telephone: (713) 524-3500
Fax: (713) 751-0412