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Scott E. Scammahorn

Tax Attorney at Tyler, TX

5.0   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1999
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Tax
    IRS Tax Resolution Services; Audits, Offer in Compromise, Release of IRS Levies, Tax Litigation in United States Tax Court and Federal District Courts

    24 years


In addition to holding a law degree, Mr. Scammahorn also holds an LLM in Taxation Law, an advanced law degree with a focus on IRS issues and tax litigation. Mr. Scammahorn understands the IRS procedures and substantive tax law and has years of experience defending tax clients and negotiating with the IRS. Mr. Scammahorn stays up to date on legal rulings, issues, and the changing tax code so that you get effective, knowledgeable representation. He is considered the “go to” attorney for IRS issues and his long list of clients includes politicians, small business owners, medical doctors, lottery winners, lawyers, oilfield professionals, nursing facilities, CPAs, retirees, accountants and housewives.



Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice

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Scammahorn Law Firm PC
210 South Broadway Avenue
Suite 200
Tyler, TX, 75702-7353
Scammahorn Law Firm PC
15445 Dallas Parkway
Suite 600
Addison, TX, 75001
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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
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Posted by Sean | April 9, 2015
From a fellow lawyer
Scott solved our tax problem in the simplest and least expensive way possible. He gave us full, complete, detailed information about our rights and the best course of action. We were thrilled with his professionalism and expertise.
Posted by Dan | February 12, 2015
WOW !!! I was not sure what to expect since I was not from the Tyler area, but trusted a friends recommendation..... Sure glad I did. Scott Scammahorn did what other lawyers didn't.....HE LISTENED. The communication was outstanding, and I was never left wondering or guessing about my case. Let's face it, hiring an attorney for the most part is not fun, but I am glad to say "I now have a good one." Thanks for all you guys did, from Emily who answered the phone, to the final outcome !
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Posted by Faron | December 22, 2014
Scott and his staff at all times were proffesional and easy to get in touch with. My emails were answered in a very timely manner. I came to Scott with IRS problems , he did exactly what he said he would do, resolved the issues to my favor , if that is possible with the IRS !!! We all know they, the IRS work against the working person. I would recommend Scott Scammahorn to anyone with IRS issues. FB
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Posted by EB | October 31, 2014
Excellent Attorney
Scott Scammahorn is a true professional. He is incredibly knowledgeable and works hard to reach the best resolution possible for his clients. He has represented me on a few different cases and I have always been 100% pleased with the outcome of my cases and his services overall. I would recommend Scott to anyone!
Posted by James W. Volberding | October 30, 2014
Skilled Opposing Counsel
As an attorney, my civil litigation cases are contested. In a recent lawsuit against Mr. Scammahorn's client, he fought agressively and accurately against me for his client, filing fast motions and objections to my pleadings and identifying weaknesses in our case, to our chagrin. We could, however, trust each other to be straight, produce documents, and adopt realistic expectations for the case. We settled fairly at mediation. Every lawyer likes working with a competent, experienced, trustworthy opponent like Scott.
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Posted by Amy | August 13, 2014
True Professional
I consulted with Scott regarding IRS tax questions. He is Honest, Professional, Knowledgeable and Fair. I recommend Scott Scammahorn for any tax issues. THANK YOU, Scott, for your tax advise!
Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2014
Honest straightforward assistance with IRS tax problem
Scott helped us out of a sever IRS situation made more difficult by us having used one of those services you see on TV. He was affordable and did exactly what he told us he would do. No surprises.
Posted by Terry | May 29, 2014
Great IRS Tax Lawyer
I would recommend Mr. Scammahorn for any IRS Tax issue. He was able to advise me on setting up a replacement agreement in which later the IRS canceled . I asked Mr Scammahor to try and help me get a lump sum settlement in which he was successful. The amount of money I owed the IRS was about $46,000 and he was able to get my income assessment submitted. Mr Scammahorn settled my case with $500.00 pay off. If your seriously needing a great lawyer don't hesitate to call him.
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Posted by Judy | May 25, 2014
An answer to prayer
Scammahorn Law Firm was a answer to prayer. They were able to get me an amazing offer in compromise with the IRS. I had lost my husband in 2011 and I had no idea what I was going to do with our tax problem. Scott Scammahorn was excellant in helping me solve this problem. I would highly recommend Scammahorn Law Firm!
Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2014
Outstanding Services
This lawyer has handled personal and business issues for me over the past 10 years. I have recommended him to various friends, family members and employees with good results. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone with legal issues.
Posted by Tina | May 20, 2014
Stellar Tax Attorney
Scott Scammahorn is an ethical attorney that prizes himself on working hard for each of his clients to meet their personal needs and objectives! Scott Scammahorn is compassionate and empathetic, while strong and confident in his expertise! Scott Scammahorn is my first and only choice for tax advice! Thank you Scott!!
Posted by Stefani Griffin | June 29, 2011
Highly Recommend
Mr. Scammahorn represented my husband, daughter and son on a personal injury case and we were very very impressed with his professional conduct and knowledge of the law. He was extremely compassionate and I would highly recommend him.
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AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Scammahorn Law Firm
  • 1999 - Present


  • Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2000
  • Texas A&M University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Liberty University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995


  • State Bar of Texas, Taxation Section
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 1999 - Present
  • Smith County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • State Bar College
  • N/A
  • Smith County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Vice President
  • 2006 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer
  • BScene Magazine
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Smith County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Avoiding IRS Scrutiny In Your Practice
  • 2012
  • Smith County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
  • Deferred Adjudication Non-Disclosure
  • 2003
  • Implications of Senate Bill 1477
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (7)
Endorse Scott
Tax Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott has an extremely efficient and sophisticated approach to fighting for his clients. If someone I know has a tax issue, I always send them to Scott."
Tax Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I unconditionally endorse this lawyer. Scott is smart and works diligently to pursue the desired result for all of his clients. He does not allow adversity to affect his tenacity in any matter for which he is retained. I refer him clients because of his desire to be the best in his field."
Tax Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott is well versed in representing individuals and companies with taxation problems. He battles the IRS on a regular basis and successfully saves his clients large sums of money. When I have tax issues I go to Scott for his advise because he is worth every dollar. Sincerely, Erick Platten PLATTEN LAW OFFICE"
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Tyler Tax Lawyer Scott E. Scammahorn
Scott E. Scammahorn
Tax Attorney
Tyler, TX
Licensed for 23 years