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Christopher Emanuel James

Christopher Emanuel James

Practice areas:

Tax, Corporate & Incorporation, Tax Fraud & Tax Evasion

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About Me

Languages Spoken: French

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Tax: 60%
    9 years
  2. Corporate & Incorporation: 30%
    9 years
  3. Tax Fraud & Tax Evasion: 10%
    9 years



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Adam Douglas Otto

    Christopher is very knowledgeable in the area of taxation. His advice has proven valuable in assisting several of my own clients who are dealing with income tax collection issues. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone seeking counsel regarding tax collection or other complex tax-related matters.


    Adam Otto Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Patrick B. Dillon

    I endorse this lawyer. This guy can handle complex 501(C)3 applications and hold the IRS to the law, not their opinion of the law.


    Patrick Dillon Agriculture Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Davis Brown Law Firm

215 10th Street
Suite 1300
Des Moines, IA, 50309



IAAuthorized to practice law200608/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyer - Tax LawBest Lawyers in America2015
40 business leaders under 40Des Moines Business Record2014
Graduate of Leadership InstituteGreater Des Moines Leadership Institute2013
Opperman ScholarshipDrake University Law School2003

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyDavis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, PC2009 - Present
Assistant Attorney GeneralIowa Department of Justice2006 - 2008


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Iowa State Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Iowa State Board of Tax Review v. Cable One, Inc.Taxpayer prevailed.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Drake Journal of Agricultural LawTrends in Genetic Material Patents2006


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of LawN/ALLM - Taxation2009
Drake University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of North Carolina, GreensboroAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science2003

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Spring Tax InstituteInternational Tax for the Iowa Lawyer2014
NBI SeminarSales and Use Tax in Iowa2014
Litigation CLETaxation of Settlement Proceeds2014
Davis Brown Employment SeminarPTO pitfalls for employers2014
December Tax SchoolInternational Tax2013
National Business Institute - Sales and Use TaxSales and Use Tax2012
Iowa December Tax SchoolIowa Tax Update2012
Iowa and Federal Non-Profit LawNon-Profit Law2011
Iowa December Tax SchoolIowa Tax Law2010
Formation of Business EntitiesIncorporation2010