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Thomas Michael Atherton

Thomas Michael Atherton

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  1. Tax: 100%
    35 years, 1 thousand cases

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Contact Info

111 Monument Circle, Suite 2700
Indianapolis, IN, 46204-5120


INActive In Good Standing199308/30/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197208/17/2015

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Cooperating Attorney AwardIndiana Civil Liberties Union1996
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Property Tax AttorneysIndiana Representative2009 - Present
Indiana Manufacturers Association Tax CommitteeN/A1993 - Present
Indiana State Bar AssociationN/A1992 - Present
Taxpayers Federation of IllinoisBoard of Trustees1980 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/A1972 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State Bd. of Tax Com'rs v. Town of St. John 702 N.E.2d 1034 (Ind. 1998)State's property tax system held unconstitutional.
Tippecanoe County v. Indiana Mfrs. Ass'n 784 N.E.2nd 463 (Ind. 2003)Challenge to Contingent Fee Personal Prop. Audits
Central Illinois Light Co. v. Johnson 418 N.E.2d 696 (ICentrll. 1981)Seminal case barring taxation of machinery
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Illinois College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
Doane CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1966
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Indiana Property Tax InstituteChair2010
Taxpayers Federation of Illinois State and Local Tax ConferenceManaging Property Taxes in the Current Environment2009
Indiana Property Tax InstituteChair2009
Indiana Property Tax InstituteHandling Expert Valuation Witnesses2008
Indiana Property Tax InstituteProperty Tax2007
Advanced Property Tax SeminarNavigating On a Sargasso Sea of Ipse Dixits -- Indiana's Voyage to Market Value2007
National Conference of State Tax Court Judges Annual MeetingValuing Special Purpose Properties2006
Property Tax Assessment Appeal SeminarTaxpayer's Attorney in Demonstration Trial2004
Annual Conference on Ad Valorem TaxationMarket Value in a Deregulating Electric Industry2000