Ms Michelle Scheffler > Haynes and Boone, L.L.P. > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.
United States

Work Department

Litigation, Oil and Gas Litigation, Energy Litigation, Oil and Gas, Energy, Power, and Natural Resources


Partner, Co-Chair – Oil and Gas Practice Group


Michelle Scheffler is a “go-to” trial lawyer for energy clients in high-stakes litigation—from bet-the-company civil cases to catastrophic personal injury and death cases.

Michelle represents major oil and gas companies, publicly-traded and privately-owned independents, and equity investors in a wide range of matters including cases arising under operating agreements, lease termination disputes, mass and class-action royalty litigation, and complex title disputes. Michelle is a trusted advisor for energy clients and represents them in some of the highest-profile energy disputes in the country.

Michelle takes a common-sense, business-oriented approach to each case whether it requires a strongly-negotiated settlement, or the aggressive defense or prosecution of her client’s claims. Her experience continues to be recognized by clients and colleagues and has most recently been recognized by Chambers USA 2021-2022 (Chambers and Partners) in nationwide oil and gas litigation, The US Legal 500 (Legalese) as a key lawyer in Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas for 2022, and by Texas Super Lawyers 2020-2022 (Thomson Reuters).


The Institute for Energy Law, Executive Committee Member

Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow

Women’s Energy Network

Former Texas Diversity Council, Board of Directors

Texas Young Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2014-2016


J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2006, magna cum laude; Order of the Barons; Notes and Comments Editor, Houston Law Review

B.S., University of Houston, 2003, summa cum laude; Dean’s list