Thomas J. Scully III

Thomas J. Scully III  is a resident of Lake County Indiana, and has represented Social Security claimants since 1984, exclusively focusing his practice in Social Security and SSI law since that time.  He has handled thousands of cases representing the disabled, from initial applications through federal court appeals.

Mr. Scully is admitted to practice law in Indiana, Illinois and Pennsylvania. He is also admitted to the Federal Courts in the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, and to the Supreme Courts of Indiana, Illinois and Pennsylvania, as well as admitted to the United States Supreme Court. Additionally, Mr. Scully is admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

Graduating from Temple University in 1970 (BA), Mr. Scully went on to earn his law degree from Rutgers Law School at Camden in 1973 (JD).  He began his career in law in 1973, working for the Army Corps of Engineers (1973-1974) and the Immigration & Naturalization Service Department of Justice (1974-1975).  He opened his own practice in 1975 and also served as Deputy Prosecutor in Lake County, Indiana, from 1976 through 1978.

Professional Memberships:

  • Lake County Bar Associationemail
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association – Past Chairman, Social Security Committee
  • NOSSCR – National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives – 7th Circuit Board Director since 2007
  • Military Service – 1965-1967
  • Vietnam Veteran – 1966-1967
  • Munster Rotary Club President – 1979-1980
  • Highland Rotary Club Sustaining Member, Past President and Paul Harris Fellow