Ms. Schovajsa joined the Eastham firm in 1998 and became a partner in 2003. Her practice focuses on the firm’s major casualty, personal injury and appellate dockets. Ms. Schovajsa is an experienced advocate with substantial experience in both Texas state court and federal court. She guides her clients through every stage of the legal process, from pre-litigation incident investigation, risk analysis and case evaluation to motion practice, discovery, mediation and, if necessary, trial. These clients have learned to trust Ms. Schovajsa’s competence, judgment, advice and advocacy. In addition to building strong relationships with the firm’s clients, Ms. Schovajsa’s significant experience and strong work ethic have earned her the respect of her peers and colleagues, as well as recognition as one of the Best Lawyers in America in Admiralty and Maritime Law by U.S. News & World Report.
As a corollary to her experience in personal injury matters, Ms. Schovajsa has developed substantial expertise in jurisdictional, forum non conveniens and choice of law matters, a skill-set which is extremely valuable to the firm’s international clientele. She has achieved substantial success in these areas on behalf of the firm’s clients at both the trial court and appellate levels. Ms. Schovajsa is the past Chairman of the Maritime Torts and Casualties Committee of the Maritime Law Association of the United States, as well as the past Editor of the Association’s Limitation of Liability Newsletter.