The Law Office of Richard Schechter, P.C. handles a diverse range of litigation, from Jones Act, maritime and federal statutory claims to all types of personal injury cases and business disputes. Although we are based in Houston, we have represented clients from across the United States as well as several foreign countries, and have been asked to handle cases by lawyers from around the world.
We believe that what sets us apart is our approach to cases and the way we treat our clients. We accept only a select number of cases, focus on them exclusively, and try to treat our clients like family. We listen carefully to understand the needs of our clients and work to pursue their best interests.
Among the type of cases we handle are: trucking accidents; Jones Act, unseaworthiness, and maintenance and cure claims; breaches of contract and indemnity agreements; bad faith failure of insurance companies to pay benefits owed under insurance policies; auto-collision cases; products liability actions involving diverse products including tire failures and de-treads, forklift overturns, golf cart accidents, seatbelt and airbag defects, and equipment failures; refinery explosions and injuries; and construction-site accidents. In addition to appearing in courts all across Texas, we have handled lawsuits in association with local counsel in Florida, Louisiana, California, New Mexico and Mississippi.
At the Law Office of Richard Schechter, P.C. we have a passion for justice and a commitment to our clients and their causes. Please come on in, browse, and contact us if you think we might be of help to you.
Richard Schechter - Attorney
Richard Schechter, the principal of the firm, has over thirty years of trial experience, during which time he has appeared in courtrooms from Florida to California. During his years of practice Richard Schechter has been called upon to represent clients from across the United States and around the world in complex personal injury and business and commercial disputes. A graduate of Rice University and the University of Texas School of Law, Richard earned academic honors and has been recognized for his professional accomplishments.
Alyce Young - Firm Administrator/Paralegal
Alyce Young has been with our firm since 1999. She has over thirty years of office experience, with more than twenty of those spent in the legal field. As Richard Schechter’s paralegal, Alyce works closely with our clients on their cases. Given her diverse employment background, which includes jobs in various industries such as construction, landscaping, retail, customer service, property management, bookkeeping and others, Alyce is uniquely qualified to understand many of the challenges our clients face. As firm administrator, she is also in charge of all day-to-day office operations. Although she now calls Texas home, Alyce is a native of the Great Northwest and enjoys traveling to Oregon/Washington to visit with family and friends and explore hiking trails. When she is not working or socializing, you are likely to find her curled up with a good book.
Zach Young - Legal Assistant
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Zach Young has worked with our firm since he was in high school. After graduation, Zach continued working as a part-time office assistant while enlisted in the Army National Guard; and, upon discharge from the Army, he came on board as a full-time legal assistant. As a person who strives for accuracy, efficiency and effectiveness, Zach is the perfect person to manage our records retrieval – one of the many hats he wears at Richard Schechter, P.C. Over the years Zach has made countless improvements to our office systems, all of which have helped us better serve our valued clients. Zach and his wife are foodies, who enjoy trying new restaurants and sampling the local fare and craft brews. They have one spoiled child – their dog, Vince Young.
Lydia Castorena - Office Assistant
Lydia Castorena is our Front Desk Office Assistant and the first point of contact for our clients. Originally from Brownsville Texas, Lydia has lived in Houston, Texas most of her life. She originally joined our team in 2006 and, although her career took another direction in 2012, she continued to work with us on a contract basis doing translation and interpreting. Lydia is friendly, energetic and resourceful, and we were excited when she returned to our firm in August 2016! In addition to having 30 years of customer service experience and 15 years of office experience, Lydia is also fluent in Spanish. As a mother of three and grandmother of five (three grandchildren and two “grand-dogs”), Lydia’s favorite pastime is spending time with her family.