Thomas Charles Scannell

Senior Counsel


Thomas Scannell is a senior counsel attorney in Foley’s Financial Restructuring and Reorganization Practice. His practice primarily focuses on the restructuring of companies in and out of bankruptcy, debtors' and creditors' rights, and debtor-in-possession financers. Thomas also counsels his clients on out-of-court workouts, turnarounds, and the acquisition and sale of distressed assets.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
    • Member, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section
    • Member, Real Property Law Section
  • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Member, Dallas/Fort Worth Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers
    • President (2014)

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, Dallas Bar Association Home Project (Habitat for Humanity)
  • Volunteer, Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, South Clinic

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized, Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, as published in Texas Super Lawyers Magazine
    • Bankruptcy (2017-2018)
  • Recognized, The M&A Advisor, 12th Annual Turnaround Awards 
    • Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year (Over $25MM to $100MM) (2017)
  • Recognized, The Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas, D Magazine (2017)


  • J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law, (2009), with highest honors
  • B.A., Texas Tech University, (2006)


  • Texas (2009)
  • Texas State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas