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Scheef & Stone Welcomes New IP Partner and Expands to East Texas

By June 2, 2021October 7th, 2021News & Events

Dallas, Texas – Intellectual Property attorney Michael Smith joins Scheef & Stone, LLP as Partner, expanding the firm’s offices to Marshall, Texas.  As an experienced patent litigator, Smith has appeared as counsel of record in over 900 cases in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.  He is a native to Marshall and has served in various leadership roles within the legal industry such as chairman of the Eastern District’s Local Rules Advisory Committee for almost a decade, editor of O’Connor’s Federal Rules * Civil Trials for over 20 years, chair of the Litigation Section for the State Bar of Texas, Board of Editors of the Texas Bar Journal, Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas, as well as president of the Eastern District of Texas Bar Association.  He is regularly sought out to give presentations on federal court practice, law office administration, and patent litigation.

Smith brings a wealth of experience to Scheef & Stone’s Intellectual Property Section and the addition of his practice expands the firm’s geographic reach to Marshall, Texas.  The firm is thrilled that its clients will benefit from Smith’s substantial litigation experience and Scheef & Stone’s expanded federal practice footprint in the Eastern District of Texas.

“Almost twenty years ago, Scheef & Stone took a chance on opening an office in Frisco and we think that Marshall presents the same opportunity today,” said John Scheef, co-founding partner at Scheef & Stone.

Scheef & Stone is thrilled for the opportunity to provide high-quality sophisticated counsel to businesses beyond North Texas with the recent move to East Texas.  Smith will lead the firm’s new Marshall office with more growth opportunities on the horizon.  Learn more at

Scheef & Stone, LLP provides solid counsel to its valued clients by forging innovative legal solutions to build lasting relationships.  From its offices in Dallas, Frisco and Marshall, members of the law firm hold themselves to the highest standards and dedicate themselves to going beyond the extra mile for their clients. These standards have led to strategic growth, bringing our attorney count to approximately 60 lawyers practicing in a full-service commercial firm with services including corporate, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, tax, construction law, banking, bankruptcy, intellectual property, healthcare, litigation and employment law.