Philip H. Shecter

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Carlos, CA

Law Offices of Philip H. Shecter, a.p.c.
 | 1313 Laurel St #222, San Carlos, CA 94070
Phone: 650-592-5676
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1969
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (20%)
Attorney Profile

When he founded the Law Offices of Philip H. Shecter, APC, Mr. Shecter had a vision of helping people during some of their most troubling times. Focusing on personal injury and family law cases, he serves as an advocate for clients in San Mateo County and throughout Northern California. He uses a client-centered approach in every issue, delivering exceptional service and results.

Mr. Shecter has been practicing law for decades, bringing a practical application for the law and compassion for clients to every case. He understands that there is no one-size-fits-all solution, which is why he customizes a strategy for each client in order to reach his or her goals. For example, he is adept at arbitrating cases, mediating disputes and going to court to protect a client’s rights. His commitment to clients is the reason he has earned accolades such as being named to the National Association of Distinguished Council’s Nation’s Top One Percent.

Additionally, the Consumer Attorneys of California has recognized Mr. Shecter in general personal injury, family law, product liability and trial law. The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization certified him as a family law specialist.

When he is not at his practice, Mr. Shecter lectures about his practice area at the College of San Mateo. He is also a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of San Francisco in 1965, Mr. Shecter went on to earn a Juris Doctor from Santa Clara Law in 1968.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (60%): Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce

Personal Injury - General (20%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Real Estate (20%)

Focus Areas

Family Law: Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce

Personal Injury - General: Personal Injury - Plaintiff


Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017

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About Philip Shecter

Admitted: 1969, California

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Honors and Awards:

  • Recognized by the California Trial Lawyers Association in the areas of trial lawyer, general personal injury, product liability and family law
  • Selected by the National Association of Distinguished Council as a Member of the Nation's Top One Percent of Attorneys, 2015
  • Named by the Northern California Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Top Attorney of San Francisco, 2015
  • Top Attorney of Northern California, 2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • AV Preeminent Rating

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Family Law Specialist by State Bar of California since 1980

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Consumer Attorneys of California and of San Mateo County

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Directors of the San Mateo County Chapter of the American Cancer Society
  • Board of Directors of Damien House
  • Member, San Carlos Rotary Club
  • President and Director of the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Guest Lecturer, Participated on a Real Estate Law panel on KCSM, Channel 60 television
  • "Beyond Yes: Deeper Wisdom and the Art of Negotiation", Summer Learning Forums at Harvard Law School
  • Lecturer, College of San Mateo

Educational Background:

  • University of San Francisco, Bachelor of Arts, Major: Economics, 1965
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Office Location for Philip H. Shecter

1313 Laurel St #222
San Carlos, CA 94070

Phone: 650-592-5676


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Last Updated: 4/18/2017

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