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Thomas J. O'Rourke

Principal

Thomas J. O'Rourke represents a variety of clients including individuals, businesses and not-for-profit organizations on matters involving tax, estate planning and administration and pension issues. He works with clients to assist in meeting their business and financial objectives in the most tax efficient manner.

Tom also represents clients in tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service, state tax administrative agencies and in State and Federal Courts. His trial experience includes service both as an IRS attorney and in private law practice. He has litigated cases before the U.S. Tax Court, Federal District Courts, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the Maryland Tax Court. He has argued appeals before the Courts of Appeals for the Federal, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits.

Tom has served on the adjunct faculty of Georgetown University, George Mason University, Montgomery College and the Northern Virginia Community College, where he has taught courses on estates, trusts and taxation at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. He regularly presents lectures to members of the federal judiciary and to senior federal government executives on tax, estate and pension issues.


Bar Admissions:
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Court Admissions:
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Tax Court

Education:

Georgetown University Law School, Masters of Laws (Taxation) 1980.

Notre Dame Law School, J.D. 1973.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, B.S. 1968.

District of Columbia: Sections on Estates and Trusts

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Rated

Maryland Bar Association: Sections on Taxation, Estates and Trusts


"Tax and Estate Planning for Article III Judges," various locations (2000-2012).

"Tax and Estate Planning for Bankruptcy and Magistrate Judges," various locations (2000-2012).

"Tax and Estate Planning for Senior Federal Executives," various locations (2000-2012).

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