Thomas H. Fell

Tom practices in the areas of business restructuring and bankruptcy, creditors' rights, commercial litigation, and landlord/tenant law. He is involved in all aspects of the firm's complex insolvency practice, including representation of several major hotel and casino companies.

His representation of debtors and creditors in non-gaming companies ranges from large multi–jurisdictional companies to single asset real estate developments including retail power centers and office complexes.

A former professional photographer, Tom still enjoys photography and documenting his travels.


  • J.D., with honors, Drake University Law School
  • B.A., Drake University

Areas of Practice

We offer a wide range of experience in all aspects of dispute resolution and prevention.

We have one of the largest and active Southwestern bankruptcy and creditors’ rights legal practices.


  • Litigation

Representative Cases

  • Led representation of a nationwide fleet management business through a successful Chapter 11 reorganization, which included restructuring of over $650 million in debt and resulted in the pre-petition equity holders retaining 100% of this privately held company.
  • Led representation of statutory lienholders owed in excess of $300 million in Fontainbleau Las Vegas' bankruptcy proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court in Florida.
  • Represented both debtors and creditors in the restructuring of several major hotel and casino companies, both Nevada based and multi-jurisdictional, as well as several gaming related or manufacturing companies.
  • Represented many types of lenders and investors in judicial and non-judicial proceedings and bankruptcy cases to resolve claims or repossess and dispose of collateral.

Awards and Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America®, Bet-the-Company Litigation, 2014-2015, 2017-2020
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights, Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2013-2020
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation – Bankruptcy, 2013-2015, 2017-2020
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year, Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2017-2019
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, 2007-2019
  • "Legal Elite," Nevada Business Magazine, 2018
  • Clark County Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2006

Articles And Presentations

  • Panelist, "Selling and Insider's Claim and Buying Plan Confirmation," 2016 Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, September 2016


  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Nevada
  • Member, Clark County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, Southern Nevada Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Pro Bono Advisory Council
  • Member, Bankruptcy Pro Bono Committee


  • Nevada