J.D., Southern Methodist University School of Law, 1985
B. A., (magna cum laude), Texas A&M, 1981


Named "Texas Super Lawyer" by Thomson Reuters, 2003 - 2017.

Recognized in Best Lawyers in America, 2018


Selected as "Best Lawyers in Dallas" by D Magazine, 2017 and 2018

AV rated, Martindale-Hubbell.

Recognized as one of the  2013 Top Rated Lawyers in Commercial Litigation Law by The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, Martindale Hubbell,  and National Law Journal.

Selected as one of Texas' Top Rated Lawyers for 2014 in Business and Commercial Litigation by Legal Leaders Magazine.

C. John Scheef III


Mr. Scheef’s reputation for unparalleled advocacy in federal and state courts assists his clients with commercial litigation, construction law and construction litigation. He serves as a primary advisor and outside general counsel to clients as they make decisions regarding development projects, works to resolve disputes and negotiates business arrangements for clients on their behalf. He works closely with his clients on matters including breach of contract and risk management, litigation avoidance, representation in disputes over payment and lack of payment, time frame for completion of projects and defects and problems occurring after completion of a project. In addition, he works with clients during negotiations and advises his clients during various phases of construction projects. Mr. Scheef ‘s impressive technical background and resources help him to evaluate his clients’ needs and remedies under the law.

Representative Matters

Mr. Scheef assists clients in the day to day disputes that arise in the construction industry. He works routinely with governmental entities, architects, general contractors and subcontractors in the areas of contract disputes, delay claims and claims of construction defect.

Professional Involvement

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Council Member, State Bar of Texas Construction Law Section, 2005 to 2008
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Chairman, Construction Law Section, Dallas Bar Association, 2002

Honors and Awards

  • Selected for "The Best Lawyer in America" for Practice Area of Construction Law, 2013 through 2018
  • Recognized by Thomson Reuters as a “Texas Super Lawyer”, 2003 through 2016
  • Leading Editor and Member, Southwestern Law Journal, 1983-1984

Publications / Speaking

  • Speaker, “Proper Project Documentation,” Department of Construction Sciences, Texas A&M University, 2006
  • Speaker, “The Legal Profession and the Entrepreneurial History of Scheef and Stone LLP,” Texas A&M University, 2006
  • Speaker and Panelist, “The Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues in Texas,” Lorman Education Services, 2005
  • Speaker, “Tricks, Traps and Ploys Used in Construction Scheduling in Texas,” Lorman Education Services, 2004
  • Speaker, “Key Legal Issues for Contractors,” Mechanical Contractors Association, 1997
  • Speaker, “Negotiating Construction Contracts,” Institute of Real Estate Management, 1996
  • Author and Speaker, “Proper Project Documentation,” Association of General Contractors, Dallas and San Antonio Chapters, 1994
  • Speaker, “Perfecting a Valid Mechanic’s Lien: Dotting Your I’s and Crossing Your T’s,” Plano Bar Association, 1989

Professional Background

Admitted in Texas:

  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Northern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
T:(214) 472-2114 (Frisco)

Frisco Office

Ph (214) 472-2100
Fx (214) 472-2150
2600 Network Boulevard
Suite 400
Frisco, Texas 75034