Gerrit Schulze
Shumway Van, LLC, Partner

Gerrit Schulze is a partner at the Law Firm of Shumway Van who focuses on both transactional law and civil litigation, directing a majority of his practice to business-related law. Mr. Schulze believes that the most vital part of legal representation is to build a relationship based on mutual trust by putting the client first. Prior to joining Shumway Van, Mr. Schulze spent several years representing injured, disabled, or underprivileged individuals in their attempts to receive Social Security benefits. He received his Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s University School of Law and his Bachelor of Business from New Mexico State University.

Mr. Schulze in actively involved in the non-profit community in San Antonio. He spends his free time volunteering with a non-profit to help raise money and awareness for effective, non-toxic cancer treatments. in addition, he enjoys working on engines and restoring old cars.

Most noteworthy is his diverse background. Mr. Schulze was born in the United States and spent his early years living in Braunschweig, Germany. While he considers Texas his home, Mr. Schulze is proud to maintain dual citizenship.  Mr. Schulze is trilingual with native fluency in German and English, and most conversational Spanish. As a first generation American, the son of German immigrants, Mr. Schulze understands the complexities of the current course of law and politics and the value of the freedom they allow us to experience in the United States.