Pretzel & Stouffer
John Scheid

John H. Scheid, Jr.
Partner
(312) 578-7503
jscheid@pretzel-stouffer.com

Recognition and Appointments
2013-2016 Illinois Super Lawyers©

Specialization
Commercial Litigation

Education
John Marshall Law School, J.D. 1994, cum laude
University of Illinois, B.A. 1990

Bar Admissions
Illinois State Bar
Northern District of Illinois
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Affiliations
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association

Attorney Bio

John H. Scheid, Jr., is a partner at Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered. John has over twenty years of trial and appellate experience representing clients primarily in the area of commercial litigation.

John represents publicly held companies, privately held companies, banking institutions, and individuals in a variety of business-related matters. He has extensive experience advising both individual clients and in-house counsel on issues of risk management and litigation strategy. His practice covers many areas of substantive law including business torts, employment law, partnership disputes, fiduciary duties, restrictive covenants, probate litigation, class action defense, and commercial real estate litigation.

John has successfully prosecuted and defended numerous emergency petitions for injunctive relief, represented clients in the appellate courts, and successfully conducted both bench and jury trials in state and federal court.

John began his career as a law clerk to the Honorable Charles R. Norgle, Sr., a United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. John is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. He is also a member of the Illinois State Bar, the Northern District of Illinois, and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. John serves as a board member for the International Foundation for Ethical Research, and as a board member for his children’s grade school. He also teaches as an adjunct professor for the John Marshall Law School in its Trial Advocacy program.

While at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, John received a B.A. degree in Philosophy and Economics in 1990. He received his J.D. from the John Marshall Law School cum laude in 1994, and was an editor for The John Marshall Law Review.