Fernandez, Thomas J.

Thomas J. Fernandez


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Dedicated California and Federal Tax Attorney

LL.M in Taxation | Former IRS Senior Trial Attorney

The Law Offices of Thomas J. Fernandez provides Irvine, Orange County, and Southern California businesses and individuals with effective legal advice in business planning, estate and tax planning, tax audits, tax fraud, and tax liens and levies, as well as tax litigation and appeals.

As a former IRS senior trial attorney with an advanced law degree in Taxation, I have the necessary experience to help clients with their tax law concerns. My intimate knowledge of IRS procedures allows me to present clients with options that can serve their best interests.

If you need representation in any California or federal tax law matter, contact the Law Offices of Thomas J. Fernandez to schedule a consultation.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • LL.M - 05/1999
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Taxation
  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 1998
  • San Diego State University, San Diego, California
    • B.S. - 1995
    • Major: Business Administration, Emphasis in Finance

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of California, Tax Section, Member
  • United States Tax Court, Member
  • United States District Court, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Tax Section, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Tax Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section, Member

Practice Areas

  • California and Federal Tax Controversies
  • IRS and California Audit Defense
  • Administrative Audit Appeals
  • Tax Litigation and Appeals
  • Civil Tax Fraud Defense
  • Tax Collection Defense
  • Tax Collection Due Process
  • Offers in Compromise and Installment Agreements
  • Relief from Liens and Levies
  • Relief from Trust Fund Recovery Penalty
  • Innocent Spouse Relief
  • Penalty and Interest Abatement
  • Tax Planning for Real Estate Transactions
  • 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchanges (Like Kind Exchanges)
  • Tax Refund Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1998
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2005

Past Positions

  • Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, Laguna Niguel, CA, Senior Trial Attorney, 1999 to 2005