Ty M. Sheaks

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Frisco, TX

McCathern, PLLC
 | One Cowboys Way, Suite 175
Frisco, TX 75034
Phone: 214-741-2662
Fax: 214-741-4717
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (20%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

Partner at McCathern, Ty M. Sheaks handles cases of corporate services, liquor liability, directors and officers liability, commercial litigation, business litigation, and restaurant and hospitality law for clients throughout the United States. Named a Rising Star in 2017 and 2018 by Texas Lawyers Magazine and Texas Monthly, Mr. Sheaks takes on the high-exposure, complex litigation cases that come to the firm.

In addition to being admitted to practice in the state of Texas and before the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of Texas, Mr. Sheaks has also litigated in both federal and state courts in states such as Utah, Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina, Ohio, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and New York. He is also a regular advisor for businesses in matters of corporate governance, business entity formation and transactional matters.

With a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Mr. Sheaks has been named by D Magazine as one of the D Best Lawyers of 2018. He is also a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, the National Eagle Scout Association, the Texas Restaurant Association, the State Bar of Texas and the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association. Committed to improving the lives of others, he also serves on committees within the Dallas Bar Association and on the Circle Ten Council-Boy Scouts of America Advisory Board.

Mr. Sheaks is a faculty member for the International Association of Venue Managers and provides insight and presentations for the CLM Alliance. With almost 15 years as an attorney, he leads the firm’s Restaurant and Hospitality Section and has arbitrated, mediated and tried a variety of cases.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (50%)

Construction Litigation (20%): Construction Defects

General Litigation (10%): Litigation

Class Action/Mass Torts (10%): Toxic Torts

Civil Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Construction Defects, Litigation, Toxic Torts


Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2019 Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018

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About Ty Sheaks

Admitted: 2003, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://mccathernlaw.com/attorney/ty-m-sheaks/


  • D Best Lawyers by Dallas area publication, D Magazine, 2018
  • Rising Star by Texas Lawyers magazines, 2017 - 2018
  • Rising Star by Texas Monthly, 2017 - 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Courts of the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Courts of the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Courts of the Northern District of Texas
  • Texas, 2003
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association, 2003 - present
  • Member, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), 2014 - present
  • Member, Defense Research Institute (DRI), 2013 - present
  • Member, National Eagle Scout Association (NESA), 1996 - present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Greater Dallas Restaurant Association (GDRA)
  • Member, Texas Restaurant Association (TRA)
  • Advisory Board Member, Boy Scouts of America - Circle Ten Council, 2014 - present
  • Assistant Coach, Boys' Varsity Lacrosse, Dallas Jesuit College Prep., 2003 - present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Faculty member, International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM)


  • Successful Resolution Of Nationally Publicized Construction Defect Claims On Behalf Of Subcontractor. In the highly publicized construction defect claim involving the multi-million dollar Allen football stadium, McCathern attorneys Paul Grinke and Ty Sheaks were able to successfully resolve potential claims on behalf of one of the subcontractors involved in original construction of the stadium through implementation of a detail-oriented and aggressive defensive strategy, 2015
  • Successful Resolution of FLSA Claims Pending In State Court As Well as Federal Class Action for Healthcare Client. Two former employees asserted FLSA claims against McCathern’s client, a professional medical services provider, as well as filing a class-action matter in Federal Court. After negotiating dismissal of the federal class action, Ty Sheaks’ detailed analysis of the relevant evidence and common-sense approach prompted successful resolution of the remaining FLSA claims pending in state court, 2015
  • Successful Resolution of Construction Related Wrongful Death Civil Lawsuit. Plaintiffs asserted wrongful death, negligence and gross negligence claims against the engineering firm responsible for design of a water treatment system when a tragic accident happened during construction that resulted in the unfortunate death of a worker on the project. After implementing an aggressive yet common-sense approach to defending the claims asserted by Plaintiffs, McCathern’s attorneys, Paul Grinke and Ty Sheaks, were able to successfully dispose of Plaintiffs’ claims for punitive damages through an appropriate summary judgment motion while at the same time asserting third-party claims against the decedent’s employer and successfully fending off summary judgment motions by the employer. Mere days before trial, McCathern’s attorneys were able to negotiate a successful resolution of the matter after asserting an additional motion for summary judgment which narrowed to scope of relevant law to effectively box the Plaintiffs in with respect to the issue of duty, 2015
  • Successful Resolution of Civil Wrongful Death Lawsuit On Behalf of Franchisee For National Restaurant Chain Franchisee. Plaintiffs asserted wrongful death, negligence and gross negligence claims against franchisee for national restaurant chain as well as the national restaurant chain itself for the tragic murder of their adult-son during a delivery as a driver for the franchisee. McCathern attorneys, Carl Evans and Ty Sheaks assisted the District Attorney’s Office during the criminal investigation and murder trial of the alleged attackers, which resulted in conviction and life imprisonment of the alleged shooter. Thereafter, McCathern attorneys meticulously implemented an aggressive common-sense approach to the civil matter, which resulted in a successful resolution of the matter on behalf of the franchisee client, 2015
  • Byrd v. DeLaSancha, 195 S.W.3d 384
  • Whisenhunt v. Lippincott, 416 S.W.3d 689

Educational Background:

  • Regis University, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, Major: Business Administration, Honor: NCAA Div. II Men's Lacrosse Student Ambassador, 2000

Industry Groups

  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • Dallas Bar Association (DBA)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • State Bar Of Texas
Office Location for Ty M. Sheaks

One Cowboys Way
Suite 175
Frisco, TX 75034

Phone: 214-741-2662

Fax: 214-741-4717

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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