After serving for one year as a law clerk for Judge Sam Johnson on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Richard Schechter began the private practice of law in 1980. Since 1986 he has headed his own firm, and has been responsible for developing and trying the full range of complex civil cases, including product liability and medical negligence cases, Deceptive Trade Practice-Consumer Protection Act causes of action, federal statutory claims, maritime litigation, all types of personal injury cases, and business tort and contract claims
Schechter has litigated cases from Florida to California and around the State of Texas. He has started trial in over one hundred jury cases and has tried cases to verdict before a range of fact-finders, including federal and state juries, federal and state judges and magistrates, and administrative law judges. His skill, experience and reputation have earned him the honor of being selected by his peers as a Texas Monthly “Texas Super Lawyer” each year since the establishment of that honor in 2003. He is the author of numerous articles, speaks regularly at legal seminars around the United States, and has testified before committees of both the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. Schechter is a Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocates and Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.