Elizabeth A. Copeland is Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and focuses her practice on civil tax controversies. She has over 20 years’ experience resolving complex tax issues, including the handling of:
- offshore voluntary disclosure matters (OVDP streamlined disclosures, etc.),
- employment tax disputes,
- tax collection matters,
- innocent spouse representations,
- IRS Appeals, and
- Tax Court litigation.
Elizabeth is a former Attorney Advisor to the United States Tax Court and, since leaving the Court, has secured several victories for taxpayers. In a January 2013 nationwide edition of Tax Notes®, she was named as one of the Top 10 Tax Attorneys of the Year, along with Mitt Romney and Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr., of the U.S. Supreme Court. In May 2015, President Barack Obama nominated Elizabeth for a position as a Judge in the United States Tax Court.
Elizabeth is responsible for establishing the United States Tax Court Pro Bono Program, the first statewide program of its kind in the nation. Her program is now used as a model for other State Bars to provide pro bono assistance to low income taxpayers.
Elizabeth is the Immediate Past Chair of the State Bar of Texas Section of Taxation, and is a Certified Public Accountant.