Fred Shuchart, candidate for Judge of the 215th Civil District Court, believes Harris County needs more judges who will follow the law, act with integrity, are prepared, understand and properly implement the law, treat all participants equally and serve the community with respect for people and the law.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Fred obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982 from Duke University in Economics and German, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He obtained his Juris Doctorate in 1985 from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, graduating “Order of the Coif” and “Order of the Barristers.”

Fred started his career in Texas with Southwestern Bell later moving into private practice. He has been named “Super Lawyer in insurance Coverage” from 2007 to present and named as a top lawyer in insurance Law by American Lawyer Media and Martindale Hubbell in 2013 and 2014.

An attorney with 35 years of experience, Fred is licensed to practice law in Texas, Missouri and Illinois along with all federal courts in Texas. Fred is currently a shareholder with the law firm of Cooper & Scully, P.C.

Fred is involved in the community and has served as president of his homeowner’s association and on the board of directors for Dad’s Club Swim Team, Inc. and Dad’s Club Aquatics and Fitness Center. He is the past Director of Education for the Houston Chapter of the Claims and Litigation Management Association and a current adjunct professor at South Texas College of Law Houston. Fred regularly participates in the Houston Bar Association’s “Teach Texas” program, and serves on the finance and legal committees for the Harris County Republican Party.

Fred has been married to Lee Shuchart, an attorney, for 30 years and they have 2 children.  Emily, an A&M graduate, is currently teaching science in the Spring Branch Independent School District after having spent a year teaching English in Israel.  Stephen, a former student representative on the Texas A&M system’s Board of Regents, is currently in his third year of law school at Fred’s alma mater, Duke University.