Our Team

Whether you’re looking for help with personal injury, insurance bad faith or property damage case, we’ve got you covered!

Our knowledgeable team of attorneys are practiced in helping homeowners and businesses throughout Florida and Houston navigate the claims process. Whether you’re in need of a property damage attorney or personal injury attorney, our team stands ready to assist you and ensure your claim is handled in good faith, at fair value, and as efficiently as possible.

Need help with a large-scale property damage insurance claim?

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Get to know the attorneys who will be working on your case.

Christopher Vaughn Schirmer
Founder and CEO

Mr. Schirmer has extensive experience handling casualty and property insurance claims and personal injury claims. He started his firm in 2016 because his passion is helping policyholders and injured parties obtain justice.

Christopher Schirmer received his Bachelor’s degree from Baylor University in 2008 and his Juris Doctorate degree from St. Thomas School of Law in 2014 and is admitted to practice law in the States of Florida as well as the Federal Court for the North, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida.


  • Florida Bar Association, 2014
Esther Cosme

Esther Cosme
Chief Operating Officer

Esther is a leader with 25 years of experience in operations and cross-functional cooperation within organizations providing quality results and team success. She graduated from La Universidad del Este in Puerto Rico with a Bachelor’s Degree in Office Systems with a concentration in Human Resources and Administration.

Esther believes in the importance of building, developing, and leading teams by cultivating a culture of collaboration and cohesion with the organizational needs. She has led a diversity of teams and has supported other networks in the operations field including the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), and the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) where she has shared her knowledge to other professionals in the field. Mentoring and coaching has always been her passion. In her personal time, she enjoys family gatherings and taking care of her physicality and spirituality.

Jaci Mattocks
Chair of Personal Injury and Partner

Ms. Mattocks is originally from Texas but grew up in South Florida. Jaci graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Thereafter, she earned her Juris Doctorate in 2014 from St. Thomas University – School of Law.

Since she got her license in 2015 she has practiced numerous areas of law including, but not limited to, personal injury, bodily injury, PIP, premise liability, and property insurance on behalf of the insurers and insureds.

Jaci is dedicated to her clients and ensuring they are happy with the work provided by our firm. She is also dedicated to her family which includes her husband and two wonderful kids.


  • Florida Bar Association, 2015


  • ADA Compliance, Real Estate Closings
James Tucker

James Tucker
Managing Partner of Texas

Originally from Roswell New Mexico, James Tucker has been living and practicing in Texas for nearly thirty years. He graduated from South Texas College of Law in 1995 and became licensed in 1996. He currently lives in the Houston Area and enjoys spending time with his family in Fort Lauderdale Florida, Ruidoso New Mexico and Galveston Texas.


  • Texas Bar Association, 1996
Matt Witlicki

Matt Witlicki

Matthew Witlicki Joined Schirmer Law in December of 2021 as a civil litigation associate with focuses on first-party and third-party property insurance matters. Prior to that, he worked as in-house counsel for one of the largest property insurance companies in Florida. Though successful in his role as an insurance defense attorney, Matt ultimately decided to “switch sides” in order to advocate for business and property owners. Matt’s insight and experience, combined with his methodical approach to the practice of law, make him uniquely qualified to help his clients understand their rights and guide them through the insurance litigation process.

Matt graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 2011. He then attended Barry University School of Law and obtained his Juris Doctorate in 2015. After law school, he moved to Boston to pursue an LLM in Healthcare Law, which he received in 2017. Matt’s first attorney position exposed him to the complex world of class-action lawsuits related to pharmaceuticals and information technology. In October of 2018 Matt landed a job working for hospital clients to overturn denied health insurance claims. Since November of 2020, Matt switched his focus to property insurance law, and he loves the challenges it presents.

In his free time, Matt enjoys reading, traveling, and finding forgotten treasures at antique stores.


  • Florida Bar Association, 2015
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, 2017