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Mr. Johnson joined LeSourd & Patten, P.S. in 2006 after graduating cum laude from Seattle University School of Law in Seattle, Washington. While at Seattle University, he focused on business and tax law and interned with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, where he assisted in a variety of civil tax controversy cases. Most recently, Mr. Johnson completed his LL.M. degree in taxation at the University of Washington School of Law.

Mr. Johnson's practice consists of tax controversy matters before the Internal Revenue Service and the Washington State Department of Revenue. His recent cases include, but are not limited to, voluntary disclosures for non-filers and for those with foreign bank accounts and foreign entities, protesting IRS audit determinations, protesting state Department of Revenue determinations for in-state and out-of-state taxpayers (including business & occupation tax, sales tax, and trust fund accountability assessments), challenging federal trust fund recovery penalty assessments (federal employment taxes), penalty abatements, offers in compromise, installment agreements, and general tax collection issues.


Practice areas


  1. Tax Fraud: 50%
  2. Tax: 50%

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  • Katherine Chrostowska

    I endorse this lawyer. Rich works diligently to provide the best possible legal assistance to his clients. He is tireless in his pursuit of excellence and his clients are always his number one priority.


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  • Dean Tze-Ming Chuang

    I highly recommend Rich for all tax matters. Rich will aggressively fight for his clients. If I ever had a tax problem, I would call Rich for help. This guy knows what he is doing.


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Contact info

LeSourd & Patten, P.S.

One Union Square
600 University St Ste 2401
Seattle, WA, 98101-4121


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in America - Tax LawBest Lawyers2013
Rising Star - TaxSuper Lawyers2013
Best Lawyers in America - Tax LawBest Lawyers2012
Rising Star - TaxSuper Lawyers2012
Best Laywers in America - Tax LawBest Lawyers2011
Rising Star - TaxSuper Lawyers2011
Best Lawyers in America - Tax LawBest Lawyers2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
United States Tax CourtN/A2006 - Present
King County Bar AssociationYoung Lawyer Division Trustee2008 - 2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2009
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Whitman CollegeBiochemistry & EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Sales and Use Tax for Contractors in WashingtonDOR Audits of Contractors and the Documents Needed to Survive2013
WSCPA S. KC Chapter MeetingIRS Income Tax Audits & Appeals – The Highlights2012
Washington State Tax Consultants Fall SeminarAn Introduction to Representation: Collection Cases2012
Sales and Use Tax SeminarWashington Department of Revenue Audits & Collection2011
Sales and Use Tax seminarWashington Department of Revenue Audits & Collection2010