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Scott A. Shanes

fax +1 469.227.6568

Scott Shanes represents corporations, partnerships, and individuals in contract disputes, business tort cases, financial and securities actions under the Federal Securities Act and/or the Texas Securities Act, including matters within the ambit of FINRA.

Scott frequently works with national and regional banks to defend lender liability claims, alleged breaches of fiduciary duty, and related contract claims. Scott helps clients achieve their goals, whether that is pre-litigation representation of clients in an effort to resolve disputes quickly to avoid costs or “bet the company” representation that necessitates a full trial team to win at the courthouse or before an arbitration panel. In each situation, Scott works with the client at each stage of the litigation to ensure that the client’s objectives are clearly defined and that the litigation plan is specifically tailored to meet those objectives.

Scott tries cases and has handled over forty jury/bench trials in both state and federal courts. These matters have ranged from targeted, one-day trials to multi-month proceedings.


J.D., with Honors, University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1992, Order of the Coif; Order of Barristers
B.A., summa cum laude, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1989, Phi Beta Kappa


Named among The Best Lawyers in America® – Commercial Litigation (2019-2023)


American Bar Association, Member

Collin County Bar Association, Member

Plano Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors (2007-2011), Chairman of the Board (2008)

ReadyStart, Board Member (2004-2008)

State Bar Licenses