Fred Shuchart will bring an extensive 30+ year legal career as the next Judge of the 215th District Court in Harris County. Named one of America’s “Top 100 Lawyers” for 2018 and 2019, Fred is an expert in insurance coverage and insurance litigation and has tried numerous cases across Texas. He has also handled appellate cases in both State and Federal courts.
As Judge, Fred will follow the law, act with integrity, be prepared, understand and properly implement the law in a timely manner, treat all participants equally and serve the community with respect for people and the rule of law.
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Fred graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke University with a degree in Economics and German. He went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis, where he was named to the prestigious “Order of the Coif” and the “Order of the Barristers.” He has been named a “Texas Super Lawyer” in insurance matters from 2007 through the present and was named as a top lawyer in Insurance Law by American Lawyer Media and Martindale Hubbell in 2013 and 2014.
Outside of the courtroom Fred has a long history of giving back to his community. He has served as President of his homeowner’s association, as well as on the board of directors for Dad’s Club Swim Team, Inc and Dad’s Club Aquatics and Fitness Center. He is an adjunct professor at South Texas College of Law Houston and regularly participates in the Houston Bar Association’s “Teach Texas” program, where he teaches 7th graders about the history of the law and courts in Texas. A fan of great BBQ, he is a sponsor of the Ram’s Club Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo cookoff tent.
Fred’s wife Lee is an attorney in private practice and has also served as president of Women’s Ministry and is on the Personnel Committee for Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church where she has participated in the church’s annual messiah performance for 15 years. His daughter Emily, a graduate of Texas A&M, is a certified teacher and has spent the last year in Israel teaching English. His son Stephen, also an A&M Graduate and Student Regent Emeritus, is in his second year at Duke Law School.
Fred routinely serves as an election judge and has been involved with the Harris County Republican Party’s Engagement and Financial committees. He currently chairs the Legal Committee for HCRP.