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Thomas J. Scanlon, Partner


Thomas J. Scanlon is one of the founding members and managing partner of the firm. His primary practice areas include business law, real estate law, condominium law, taxation, probate, estate planning, trials and appeals law.


He serves as a bar examiner for the State of Ohio, appointed by the Ohio Supreme Court and was appointed by the U.S. District Court, Northern District to the original Federal Court Panel Alternative Dispute Resolution and as Master Commissioner for Foreclosures. He is a member of the Cleveland, Ohio State and American Bar Associations, serving as a member of sections on real property and probate and taxation, real property, probate and trust law, respectively, and has been a presenter for continuing legal programs sponsored by the American and Cleveland Bar Associations. Founder, Director, and former President Irish American Law Society of Cleveland. He is a member of the national panel on commercial and construction law of the American Arbitration Association. He is a former Special Assistant to Ohio Attorney General, 1991 - 1995; member of the Dispute Resolution and Professional Ethics Committee, Cleveland Bar Association; member, U.S. District Court Mediation Panel; member, College, Ohio State Bar Association; Life Member, Judicial Conference, Eighth Judicial District; Delegate and life member, Judicial Conference, Sixth Judicial District; member, Merit Selection Panel, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio; Member and General Counsel, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Northern Ohio Chapter; Trustee, former Chairman and former National Trustee, former member of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Northern Ohio Chapter; Trustee and former Chairman, West Side Ecumenical Ministry; Former Trustee, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission; Trustee, Irish-American Foundation Trustee and Vice President Irish American Archive Society, Trustee  - Mayo Society of Cleveland, Trustee - Irish American Net Worth of Cleveland, Trustee - Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Trustee - WestSide Community House and Former member of Dean Committee.


He was admitted to the Ohio Bar, 1963; the U.S. District Court, the Northern District of Ohio, 1964; U.S. Tax Court, 1975; U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1976; U.S. Claims Court, 1978; and the U.S. Supreme Court, 1987.


He is a graduate of John Carroll University and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1963) where he was on the board of editors of the Cleveland-Marshall Law Review. He has served on the Cleveland-Marshall Alumni Association's Board of Trustees and as president of the school's alumni association.