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We represent individuals and family members in high-profile and high-risk Criminal Defense and Personal Injury litigation throughout Texas and Nationwide.

Over 45 Years of Award-Winning Legal Experience in Texas and Nationwide

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The Schiffer Law Firm Team

ACCESSIBLE, CLIENT-FOCUSED SERVICES

The legal team at Schiffer Law Firm provides focused legal services that are customized for every client. We’re known for our litigation “game-plans,” which are methodically constructed, consistently innovative, and industry-leading, so no opponent can “crack our code.”

Paul Schiffer

Founding Attorney

Attorney Paul Schiffer is a highly experienced, eminently revered Texas attorney who is best known for his captivating trial strategy and unparalleled knowledge of the law and procedure.

Mr. Schiffer was born and raised in New York City, New York. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from New York University. He attended South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas where he earned Dean’s Honors and graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Prior to founding Schiffer Law Firm, attorney Paul Schiffer spent five years as a Texas prosecutor starting in 1975. While at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Paul personally prosecuted thousands of cases and tried hundreds of jury trials, both criminal and civil, including murders, sex crimes, and other high-profile cases. Mr. Schiffer founded his private criminal defense practice and has since represented and defended virtually every type of crime in Texas and in Federal courts.

Mr. Schiffer has been named for over ten years as a Texas Super Lawyer, Houston’s H-Texas Top Lawyer, America’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers, Most Feared Lawyers, and was recently honored by inclusion in America’s Best Attorneys. Mr. Schiffer also is a proud member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, and the Texas Bar Association.

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Jacob Schiffer

Founding Attorney

Attorney Jacob Schiffer is a skilled and passionate attorney who is best known for his perceptive attention to the smallest overlooked details and distinctive ability to condense difficult legal concepts into clear and understandable terms.

Mr. Schiffer was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of San Diego in San Diego, CA. He attended the Texas Southern University in Houston, TX. He received Dean’s Honors and remained at the top of his graduating class every year, ultimately graduating with the highest honors, Summa Cum Laude.

Prior to Schiffer Law Firm, Mr. Schiffer previously interned at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas, where he worked primarily in the violent crimes’ division. Further, Mr. Schiffer tirelessly worked throughout the entirety of his law school career with some of the most respected names in criminal defense and personal injury law, both in Texas and nationwide. This invaluable experience included everything from federal death penalty cases to nationwide mass tort litigation.

Mr. Schiffer is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, and the Texas Bar Association.

Not only is Mr. Schiffer a skillful attorney, he has an extensive background in business and entrepreneurship that extends well before he decided to attend law school; receiving Houston Business Journal’s acclaimed Top 30 Under 30 Entrepreneurs award and HBJ’s Top 5 “Must Know” Houston Entrepreneurs among other honors.

When Paul and Jacob Schiffer are not passionately advocating for their clients, they both enjoy fishing, hunting, reading, scuba diving, world traveling, and spending time with their large family.

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Letter from our Founding Attorneys

We are frequently asked why we are so selective when it comes to our clients. It’s impossible to narrow our philosophy down to just one or two things, but here are a few of the principles that we believe and adhere to.

First, we carefully and intentionally limit our number of clients. Early on, we came to realize that, the fewer clients we take on, the better were the outcomes of each case. That selectivity and focus led to our receiving awards from both state and national legal ratings groups.

Second, we thoroughly and strategically tailor-make defenses that are unique to each case. No two cases are the same. What might seem to be a tiny, irrelevant piece of evidence to one lawyer might be the crux of our entire winning defense. Our passion is methodically crafting solid and unique legal arguments that throw our opponents off their game.

Lastly, we are consummate professionals. Your opponents know us. Your opponents respect us.

Respect. Honesty. Reliability.

We uphold these ideals in our practice daily. We are entrusted with our clients’ life-changing problems, and we value the trust they place in us. At the same time, we are human too. We understand what each client is going through: the pains, the burdens, and the toll it takes on their livelihood and their families. We strive to be the best we can be, when our job is to help others when they are at their worst.

We appreciate all of our clients, our supporters, and the individuals who trust us with their lives. If you find yourself in what seems to be a hopeless situation, call us. We are here help you.

CASE DISMISSED

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Client was arrested in a state run sting operation. He was a husband and father. His employer was going to fire him if he were to be found guilty.

Schiffer Law Firm found a legal problem in the search warrant and, using Supreme Court precedent, got the case dismissed.

Ultimately, Schiffer Law Firm got the case expunged and the client can now legally deny ever being arrested.

NOT GUILTY VERDICT

Indecency With a Child By Contact

Client was accused of inappropriately touching a minor female relative.

The alleged victim made the outcry to her parents and they contacted the local authorities. A CPS investigation began and then local law enforcement picked up the case.

The district attorney’s office filed charges, a grand jury indicted our client, and we took the case to trial.

After a long yet successful trial, the jury found our client not guilty of indecency with a child by contact and he was acquitted of all charges.

NOT GUILTY VERDICT

Intoxication Manslaughter

Client was charged with intoxication manslaughter after his car collided with another and killed one person with multiple witnesses.

The prosecution argued that our client should be sentenced to the maximum allowed punishment of 20 years in state prison. Our detailed investigation and working with our expert witnesses was instrumental in our securing a not guilty verdict after a full week in trial.

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