Thomas J. Scanlon

Thomas J. Scanlon received a Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration from John Carroll University in 1959. He then graduated from Cleveland State University – Cleveland Marshall College of Law – J.D., cum laude in 1963 and was a Member Board of Editors – Cleveland Marshall Law Review.

He has engaged in the private practice of law in Northeastern Ohio since 1963. The primary focus of practice is providing legal services in connection with the development, ownership, operation and management of industrial, commercial and residential properties and the financing thereof. As part of his practice, both on a fee basis and on a pro bono basis, Tom has organized many non-profit organizations and foundations, and have served on many Boards of Trustees and provided legal advice to such boards in connection with the operation of their activities, social purposes and responsibilities.

Scanlon has numerous Professional Affiliations and has received many honors such as Leading Business Lawyers, 2005 to present, the Irish American Archives Society Walks of Life Award in 2004, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Alumni Association – Alumnus of the Year, 2007 and one of “100 Leading Irish-American Lawyers,” 2009.

Tom Scanlon’s civic and charitable affiliations include a number reflecting his Irish heritage such as leadership roles and memberships in Ancient Order of Hibernians in America, Inc., The Brehon Law Society of Cleveland (Founding Member), Irish American Archives Society (Secretary-Board Member), Irish-American Charitable Foundation (Board Member), Irish Heritage and Cultural Center (life member) and the Mayo Society of Greater Cleveland (Board Member).

Tom Scanlon is/has been affiliated with non-Irish organizations as well such as Centers for Families and Children, Cleveland Marshall Law Alumni Association, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Cleveland State University Alumni Association, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, Junior League, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America, Northern Ohio Chapter and West Side Ecumenical Ministry.

Whether it’s the Irish Cultural Garden, the Mayo Ball, the Northern Ohio Rose of Tralee or even his firm’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Party (35th annual in 2014), Tom Scanlon plays an active role in many of the key activities of Cleveland’s Irish community.