CHRISTOPHER A. SCIFRES
ATTORNEY
Phone: 214.865.7064
E-mail: cscifres@weinrad.com
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Chris focuses his practice on construction law, surety representation, and employment law. He assists clients with performance and payment conflicts, contract negotiation, and all forms of alternative dispute resolution and litigation. His goal is to help clients resolve problems with practical solutions that make the most business sense.

Chris earned his J.D., cum laude, from the SMU Dedman School of Law, where he was a recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship, a member of the Dean’s List, and an editor for the SMU International Law Review Association. During law school, Chris served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Elizabeth Lang-Miers in the Texas Court of Appeals, Fifth District, and the Honorable Emily Tobolowsky in the 298th Civil District Court.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

Construction and Surety

  • Representation of developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers through all stages of the construction process
  • Representation of sureties in payment and performance bond disputes

Employment

  • Representation of employers and employees in connection with non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, and employment agreements

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

  • State Courts of Texas
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

MEMBER

  •  American Bar Association (Forum on Construction Law & Young Lawyers Division)
  • State Bar of Texas (Construction Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Business Law Sections)
  • Dallas Bar Association (Construction Law & Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections)
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (J.D., cum laude)
  • University of Central Oklahoma (B.S., Accounting)