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About me

I care deeply about my clients, my family and my community, and I've always worked extra hard for success in these areas. 

My career started in the energy industry as corporate commercial counsel.  These years allowed me to learn business and industry from the inside, and grow as a lawyer under the guidance of excellent mentorship.  

Today my work is focused on advising organizations on day-to-day business decisions, including formations, contracts and real estate, in the for profit and nonprofit world.  I've created structures for start-ups & small-mid sized businesses, partnership agreements, buying and selling of businesses, performed due diligence on client strategic targets, developed and helped implement policy, insurance planning, employment decisions and contracts, commercial real estate, made application for tax exemption or reinstatement, trained boards of directors, and investigated insider theft.  Most clients rely on me as outside general counsel.

I've always followed my community interests, believing it my personal responsibility to give time and talents to creating a thriving world for us all.  Many nonprofits have relied on me as a volunteer, a board member, an adivser, an advocate, a business lawyer, and a supporter. 

I grew up in a conventional family in the northwest suburbs of Houston, Texas.  I've worked as long as I can remember, beginning as a babysitter for our church community.  In 2011, I started my first business.  

Firsthand experience has taught me that so many people are working just as hard as I have to create an enriching life for themselves, their families and thier communities.  All of these people inspire me and I take the responsibility of being their lawyer incredibly seriously.  

My work has been featured in the Texas Bar JournalAmerican Bar Journal and Cutting Edge Law, and as a guest lecturer at the The University of Houston Law Center.  I earned her undergraduate degree in Economics from Texas A&M University (2001), and graduated with honors from South Texas College of Law (2004).


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 25%
    12 years, 150 cases
  2. Corporate: 25%
    12 years, 150 cases
  3. Contracts: 25%
    12 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Real Estate: 25%
    12 years, 150 cases



Hourly ($275-375/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer. She is extremely professional, conscientious, and highly skilled. She cares greatly about her clients and works very hard to meet their legal needs.


    Leonard Rubin Insurance Attorney
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    Ms. Scheel is sharp, perseverant and exceptionally skilled in successfully representing clients in business, contractual and commercial matters. Her entrepreneurial mindset, community-driven focus, and dedication to the craft of lawyering make her one of the best the profession has to offer. I wholeheartedly endorse Ms. Scheel.


    Dana Sweet Oil and gas Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Scheel Legal

608A W. Oltorf
Austin, TX, 78704


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200407/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
REverse Pitch MentorCity of Austin - Innovation2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
LaunchEDU Entreprenuer Advisory BoardSXSWedu2015
5 Years of Service, Legal CounselWood Group Management Services2011
Environmental Awareness ChampionWood Group Management Services2011
Environmental Awareness ChampionWood Group Management Services2010
Steering Committee MemberTransition Houston2009
Law Review, Assistant EditorSouth Texas College of Law2003
Dean's Honor ListTexas A&M University2001
Distinguished Student AwardTexas A&M University2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerScheel Legal2011 - Present
Senior Contracts AdvisorEmerson Process Management2014 - 2015
Of CounselWelsh LeBlanc, LLP2013 - 2015
Commercial CounselWood Group Management Services2006 - 2011
Associate Litigation Defense AttorneyBrown Sims PC2006 - 2006
Contracts AdvisorGulf Interstate Engineering2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Awake Business ConventionBoard Member2015 - Present
GENaustinVolunteer2015 - Present
GreenlightsMember2015 - Present
Austin Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Cutting Edge LawPast Director2011 - Present
FrenetiCoreBoard of Directors2013 - 2014
Houston Bar Association, Speakers BureauSpeaker2011 - 2014
Collaborative Law Bar AssociationPast Chairman2011 - 2013
Houston Holistic Lawyers for TransformationDirector2011 - 2012
Esperanza ProjectBoard Member2010 - 2013
Texas Yoga AssociationBoard Member2009 - 2010
Houston Bar AssociationPast Vice Chair2004 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Disposal of $5M Machinery Services BusinessTransaction Closed on Schedule, despite the interuption of Hurricane Ike
Franchise Disclosures and AgreementsAgreed
New Busness StartupN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
ABA publicationAttorney meshes her yoga and law practice2013
Texas Bar JournalIt's Never Too Law: Finding Happiness in Your Legal Career2011
Conflict Healer BlogResolve to be Meaningful: Creating Legal Agreements2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Texas A&M UniversityEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Austin Business & Nonprofit MeetupLaw Info Nonprofit Checkup2015
Austin Business & Nonprofit MeetupLaw Info Business Checkup2015
Austin Business & Nonprofit MeetupLaw Info B Corp 1012015
Austin Business & Nonprofit MeetupIntroduction to B Corps2015
Austin Business & Nonprofit MeetupLaw Info Nonprofit 1012015
Austin Business & Nonprofit MeetupLaw Info Business 1012015
Professional Responsibility Legal Education CourseCreating an Ethical and Unique Law Practice2013
Personal and Professional EthicsLawyer Lifestyle: Career Choices & Dilemmas2012
Fall Ethics WorkshopEmerging Technology and Ethics2012
Design Your Own SuccessBe a Lawyer, Be Yourself2012
Bioneers ConferenceSocially Responsible Businesses in a Bottom-Line-Driven Economy2012
Sam Houston High SchoolImportance of Jury Service2011
KIPP High SchoolImportance of Jury Service2011