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L. Paige Marvel


Chief Judge, United States Tax Court, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., College of Notre Dame of Maryland; J.D., University of Maryland

Chief Judge L. Paige Marvel was appointed by President Clinton to the United States Tax Court for a 15 year term beginning April 6, 1998....

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Chief Judge L. Paige Marvel was appointed by President Clinton to the United States Tax Court for a 15 year term beginning April 6, 1998. Following confirmation by the U.S. Senate in November, 2014, Judge Marvel was appointed by President Obama to a second 15-year term, beginning on December 2, 2014. Prior to her original appointment, Judge Marvel practiced law for 24 years, concentrating her practice in the areas of federal and state tax litigation (civil and criminal). In 2016, Judge Marvel was elected by her peers to serve a two-year term as Chief Judge, effective on June 1,2016. Judge Marvel is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the Maryland Bar Foundation, and the American College of Tax Counsel. She is also a member of the American Law Institute (ALT) and served as an adviser for ALI's Restatement of the Law Third, The Law Governing Lawyers. Judge Marvel has served as a member of the Commissioner's Review Panel on IRS Integrity and as a co-editor of The Journal of Taxation. She has held many positions in the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, including Vice-Chair, Committee Operations and Council Member, and in the Maryland State Bar Association, including Chair, Taxation Section, and member, MSBA Board of Governors. She also served as a member of the Commission to Revise the Annotated Code of Maryland (Tax Article) and as Chair of its Procedure Subcommittee, which was instrumental in drafting the chapters on tax procedure enacted as part of the Tax General and Tax Property Articles of the Annotated Code of Maryland. Judge Marvel earned a B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland (now, Notre Dame of Maryland University) and a J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Maryland School of Law where she earned the Order of the Coif and was a member of the Maryland Law Review. She has served as a member of the University of Maryland School of Law's Board of Visitors and the Board of Trustees of the Loyola/Notre Dame Library. Judge Marvel is a frequent lecturer on tax and tax controversy topics, and has published several articles and book chapters in the tax field. She is the recipient of several awards including the first annual Tax Excellence Award presented by the Taxation Section of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Jules Ritholz Memorial Merit Award presented by the Committee on Civil & Criminal Tax Penalties of the ABA Section of Taxation.

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