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Languages spoken: English, German

Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 45%
    18 years
  2. Business: 35%
    18 years
  3. Tax: 20%
    18 years



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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Law Office of George Willis

17581 Irvine Blvd.
Suite 111
Tustin, CA, 92780


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Attorney ListOrange Coast Magazine2015
Million Dollar ClubChapman University2014
Top OC AttorneysOC Metro Magazine2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ProfessorChapman University School Of Law2005 - Present
Attorney-OwnerLaw Offices of George Willis1998 - Present
Legal InternInternal Revenue Service Estate & Gift Tax1997 - 1997
Legal InternFirst American Corporation1996 - 1996
Sr. Computer Equipment EngineerNorthrop Grumman Corp1986 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationImmediate Past Chair, Pro Bono & Tax Clinic Committee2014 - 2015
American Bar AssociationChair, Pro Bono & Tax Clinic Comm.2013 - 2014
American Bar AssociationVice Chair, Low Income Taxpayer Committee2010 - 2013
US Court of Appeals, Veterans ClaimsAdmitted to Practice2006 - Present
US Court of Appeals, 11th Cir.Admitted to Practice2004 - Present
US Court of Appeals, 7th Cir.Admitted to Practice2004 - Present
United States Supreme CourtAdmitted to Practice2003 - Present
US Court of Appeals, Armed ForcesAdmitted to Practice2003 - Present
US Court of Appeals, 9th Cir.Admitted to Practice2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember, Tax Section; Real Prop. Trusts & Estates Section1999 - Present
California Bar AssociationMember, Trusts & Estates Section, Taxation Section1999 - Present
US Tax CourtAdmitted to Practice1999 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember, Trust & Estates Section, Taxation Section1999 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice1998 - Present
District Court, Central District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Caro v. CommissionerNo Tax Due.
Maudi v. CommissionerNo Tax Due.
Reyes v. CommissionerNo Tax Due.
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Bar AssociationEffectively Representing Your Client Before the IRS (Editor, Chapter 5, Securing Info from IRS)2011
Tax Notes TodayVolunteer Tax Prep Accuracy Rises, but Budget May Threaten Program2010
Vandeplas PublishingAdvocating for Low Income Taxpayers (Author, Chapter 12: Tax Ct. Litigation)2009
San Francisco ChronicleTraps in California Tax Amnesty2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chapman University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
California State University, FullertonMortgage BankingGraduate Certificate1997
University of California - IrvineParalegal StudiesGradaute Certificate1994
California State University, Long BeachFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Bar AssociationNew Approaches & Alternatives to Innocent Spouse Relief2016
American Bar AssociationAdvanced IRS Collections: CDP Litigation and Remand2015
American Bar AssociationCommunicating With Third Parties (for Your Clients)2014
IRS Nationwide Tax ForumsAssisting Clients Who Have Experienced Domestic Violence & Abuse2012
IRS Nationwide Tax ForumsTaxpayer Rights: Helping Your Clients Understand2012
American Bar AssociationUsing IRS eServices2011
American Bar AssociationOverview of IRS Whistleblower Claims (Moderator)2011
American Bar AssociationTaxing Private Ryan (Moderator)2010
American Bar AssociationRepresenting Pro Se Petitioners at Calendar Call2009
American Bar AssociationRequesting Information from the IRS2009
Orange County Law Practice DayLeft Brain Thinking for Lawyers2008
American Bar AssociationTax Aspects of Identity Theft2008
KPFK-FM Radio, San Francisco, CAEffect of Frozen Refunds on Taxpayers2006
American Bar AssociationMore ABC's of Tax Liens & Levies2006
National Farm Worker ConferenceThe Proper Use of ITIN's2005
American Bar AssociationABC's of Liens & Levies2005
Internal Revenue ServiceA Model Tax Controversy Clinic2004
Internal Revenue ServiceHandling Unique CDP Cases (and Taxpayers)2004
American University School of LawHow to Handle a Tax Court Case2004
American Bar AssociationRegulation of Tax Return Preparers2003
Internal Revenue ServiceTax Clinic Ethics & Stds of Practice2001
The Heritage Society of Orange CountyEstate Planning Under EGTRA2000