C. John Scheef III
Scheef & Stone, LLP
500 N. Akard St.
Dallas, TX 75201
Tel: (214) 472-2114
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 key business and legal decisions. He diligently 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.
- Juris Doctor, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, 1985
- Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Texas A&M, 1981
Honors & Recognition:
- AV rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2000 – 2019
- Selected as “Best Lawyers in Dallas”, D Magazine, 2017 – 2019
- Recognized in “Best Lawyers in Texas” list, Best Lawyers (Woodward/White, Inc.), 2013 – 2020
- Named in “Texas Super Lawyer” list, Thomson Reuters, 2003 – 2019
- Selected as one of the “Texas’ Top Rated Lawyers in Business and Commercial Litigation”, Legal Leaders Magazine, 2014
- Recognized as one of the “Top Rated Lawyers in Commercial Litigation Law”, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, Martindale Hubbell, and National Law Journal, 2013
How we serve your needs in the construction industry:
- Construction Litigation
- Contract Negotiation
- Delay and Impact Claims
- Design Malpractice
- Government Contracts
- Lien and Bond Claims
We represent owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, architects, and engineers in construction litigation matters and disputes, negotiation of contracts affecting construction projects, prosecution and defense of claims related to construction process delays, and prosecution of claims of malpractice for design failure and the impact of design on the construction process. Attorneys in our Construction section also have extensive knowledge in asserting and enforcing lien rights and payment bond rights in the construction industry; and our government contracts practice encompasses all aspects of doing business with government agencies.
Scheef & Stone was formed by attorneys who have worked in some of the nation’s largest law firms but wanted to serve their clients from a more personal setting. From the beginning, our focus has been on providing high-quality representation to each client, regardless of the size or nature of the representation. We have continued to grow by attracting attorneys from diverse practice areas, most with large-firm backgrounds. Our attorneys have experience resolving complex commercial problems for their clients but have chosen to utilize that experience in a more flexible, efficient environment. Our structure and the experience and integrity of our attorneys allows us to provide the highest quality services with service levels not typically found in larger environments.
Scheef & Stone is a member of Mackrell International, a global legal network representing more than 90 law firms and 4,500 lawyers in more than 60 countries. Mackrell International has been rated as a Top Ranked legal network by Chambers Global for the last seven years.