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Darrell Delmar Hallett

Darrell Delmar Hallett

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Tax, White Collar Crime

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About Me

Mr. Hallett is a founder of Chicoine & Hallett, P.S. From 1980 to 1983, Mr. Hallett was a Special Trial Judge with the United States Tax Court, where he heard and decided more than 350 tax cases involving all areas of tax law.


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Mr. Hallett is a founder of Chicoine & Hallett, P.S. From 1980 to 1983, Mr. Hallett was a Special Trial Judge with the United States Tax Court, where he heard and decided more than 350 tax cases involving all areas of tax law.


From 1973 to 1980, Mr. Hallett was an Assistant District Counsel and Senior Trial Attorney with the District Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, Seattle, Washington. His responsibilities included representing the Internal Revenue Service in tax litigation, overseeing and directing trial lawyers in the Office of District Counsel, acting as liaison with the Office of Regional Commissioner, and advising Special Agents of the Criminal Investigation Division. During this period, Mr. Hallett was also a Special Assistant United States Attorney, assisting in the prosecution of federal criminal tax cases in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.


Mr. Hallett was a Trial Attorney with the Tax Division, United States Department of Justice, from 1968 to 1972, where he was responsible for representing the government in federal tax litigation in United States District Courts throughout the country.


Mr. Hallett has been a faculty member of the Graduate School of Taxation for the University of Washington School of Law. He served as an instructor for the Golden Gate University Graduate School of Taxation. He is a frequent lecturer on federal taxation subjects, participating in presentations on behalf of the American Bar Association Tax Section, the Washington State Bar Association, the Washington Society of CPAs, the University of Washington School of Law, the Northwest Tax Institute, and the International Association of Financial Planning, in addition to numerous other state bar associations, state CPA societies, and universities throughout the United States.


Mr. Hallett earned a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting at the University of Washington in 1965 and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Washington School of Law in 1968. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1968

  1. Tax: 70%
  2. White Collar Crime: 30%

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Contact Info

Chicoine & Hallett, Attorneys at Law

Millennium Tower
719 Second Ave., Suite 425
Seattle, WA, 98104-1753

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive196806/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyersWashington Law and Politics Magazine2008
The Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2007
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2007
The Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2006
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The Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2005
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner./FounderChicoine & Hallett1983 - Present
Special Trial JudgeUnited States Tax Court1980 - 1983
Senior Trial AttorneyDistrict Counsel, Internal Revenue Service1973 - 1980
Special AssistantUnited States Attorney1973 - 1980
Trial Attorney with the Tax DivisionUnited States Department of Justice1968 - 1972

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1972 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1968 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Gitlitz, et al. v. Commissioner of Internal RevenueTaxpayers Win Victory in US Supreme Court:
Sala v. U.S. Civil Action No. 05-cv-00636-LTB, Colorado District CourtJudgment for the Plaintiff
United States v. Frantz N/A

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
ABA 23rd Annual Criminal Tax Fraud 2006Money Laundering - Tax Division Directive 128, Alters the Playing Firld for Criminal Tax Lawyers2006
ABA Tax Section's 2004 Criminal Tax FraudIt Seemed Like Such a Good Idea At The Time: Tax Shelters, The Morning After2004

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1968
University of WashingtonAccountingN/A1965

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
The Attorney-CPA Tax ClinicCivil and Criminal Penalties2007
Criminal Tax FraudMoney Laundering Forfeiture and Restitution2007
Tax Shelters and Tax Evasion IssuesTax Shelters and Tax Evasion Issues2006
Criminal Tax Fraud Money Laundering, Forfeiture And Restitution2006
ABA Section of Taxation 2006 Midyear MeetingHandling the Promoter Penalty Investigation2006
Criminal Tax FraudGovernment Crack-down on Tax Shelters2005
Criminal Tax FraudGovernment Crack-Down on Shelters2004