If You Can't Find T-Scan at the Office, Check the Slopes

Discovery with Thomas Scannell

Published in 2019 Texas Rising Stars Magazine — April 2019

My nicknames are … Tito, Tommy, T-Scan.

I can’t go a day without … coffee. I just can’t get going without it!

The quality I most like in a lawyer is ... humility. It’s my humble opinion that pride clouds judgment; and when your clients are counting on you for clear, objective advice, there’s just no room for ego.

If I weren’t a lawyer, I’d be … a snow-skiing instructor. I’ve skied with my family my entire life, and it’s still a great passion of ours.

When I win a case, I celebrate by ... sleeping! When I’m ramping up for a big hearing or trial, I’m normally sleep-deprived due to obsessive preparation.

The SCOTUS justice I’d like to meet is ... Justice Clarence Thomas. Given the controversy surrounding the last Supreme Court nomination, I think it would be fascinating to hear Justice Thomas’ perspective on having defended similar accusations. I also wonder why Justice Thomas almost never asks any questions during oral argument.

The POTUS I’d like to meet is ... President George W. Bush. I can’t imagine the pressure of responding to the 9/11 attacks. I was a freshman in college at Texas Tech University on Sept. 11, 2001; I vividly remember that day. To hear President Bush’s unique accounting would be an incredible experience.

A different practice area that intrigues me is ... First Amendment.

I can’t believe more people haven’t read ... The United States Constitution; Plato’s Republic.

I can do a pretty good impersonation of ... President Trump.

My real-life hero is ... my grandfather.

On weekends I ... spend time with my family and friends golfing, shooting and fishing.

The most fascinating person I’ve ever met is ... Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. During my second year in law school, I had the honor of shaking the hand of the first woman to serve as a United States Supreme Court justice. I am a huge fan of any trailblazer, and she has been so influential to our society and politics.

The movie line I quote most often is ... “Always know if the juice is worth the squeeze!”—The Girl Next Door

I wish I had invented ... The Yeti Cooler. I use my Yeti Coolers so often and for so many purposes that I really wish I had come up with that idea.

The last TV shows I binge-watched were ... Yellowstone, Ozark, Stranger Things.

The most annoying thing about my job is ... entering time.

My guilty pleasure is ... hot soppressata pizza from Cane Rosso.
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