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  1. White Collar Crime: 50%
    39 years
  2. Tax Fraud: 50%
    39 years

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  • Solomon L Wisenberg

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Justin is one of the premiere white collar attorneys in the country. He is a specialist in matters related to alleged tax fraud.


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Law Offices of Justin Thornton

One Thomas Circle, NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC, 20005


DCActive 197907/10/2016
SCGood Standing197708/03/2016
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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 1% of Lawyers in Washington, D.C.Washingtonian Magazine2015
Washington, D.C. Super LawyersSuper Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business2015
The Best Lawyers in America (White Collar Criminal Defense)Best Lawyers2015
AV Rating continuously since 1994Martindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior Trial AttorneyU.S. Department of Justice1979 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
International Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Legal cases
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Publication nameTitleDate
ABA 31st Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud"Federal Criminal Tax Enforcement"2014
ABA Criminal Justice magazine"DOJ and IRS Use 'Carrot 'n Stick' to Enforce Global Tax Laws"2014
Business Crimes Bulletin"Privileged Communications and the One-Sided Nature of Crime-Fraud Litigation"2011
Business Crimes Bulletin"Government Searches of Computers"2010
International Bar Association 12th Transnational Crime Conference“Tax Fraud Enforcement: A United States Perspective”2009
Business Crimes Bulletin“Tax Crimes: Has the Bright Line Moved?”2008
Business Crimes Bulletin"Complaints of Judicial Misconduct"2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of Exeter School of LawInternational Law Summer ProgramN/A1976
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NC/SC/GA Annual Tax Section Workshops (Kiawah Island, SC)"Criminal Tax Review"2014
International Bar Association Annual Conference (Boston, MA)"Tax Fraud: Causes & Cures"2013
ABA 30th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud (Las Vegas, NV)"Ask the Experts: Top Criminal Tax Practice Tips & Representation Strategies"2013
ABA 28th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud (Las Vegas, NV)"Where in the World is U.S. Tax Enforcement?"2011
ABA 27th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud (San Francisco, CA)"DOJ Criminal Tax Roundtable"2010
IBA 12th Transnational Crime Conference (New York, NY)"Global Tax Investigations"2009
ABA 26th National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud (San Francisco, CA)"Ethical Issues Facing the Criminal Defense Lawyer"2009
ABA 23rd Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime (San Francisco, CA)"Criminal Tax Fraud"2009