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Christopher Michael Larson

Tax Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   19 reviews

also known as Insight Law


Licensed for 11 years

About Christopher

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  1. Tax
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    Tax Controversy, Audits, Appeals, Tax Court, IRS Settlements, State Taxes, Innocent Spouse Issues, Audit Reconsiderations, Penalty Abatements, Wage Garnishments, Liens, Levies, Installment Agreements, Unfiled Returns

    15 years, 547 cases

COST-EFFECTIVE IRS & WA TAX SOLUTIONS. BURIEN, EVERETT, BELLEVUE, SEATTLE. FREE CONSULTATIONS.

My name is Christopher Larson. I absolutely love being a tax attorney in Seattle, WA

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Licensed for 11 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 11/25/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Insight Law - Downtown Headquarters
Insight Law - Bellevue Location
10900 NE 4th St. Suite 2300
Bellevue, WA, 98004
Insight Law - South King County Location
15111 8th Avenue SW Suite 302
Burien, WA, 98166
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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
Christopher received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2012
Posted by Steve | December 27, 2011
Tax representation
Christopher took on my case and was able to decrease my tax liablility by $315,000!! I am very impressed with his professionalism and knowledge and would recommend him to anyone needing representation in dealing with the IRS. In addition to relieving debt owed he also eliminated the possibility of my having to spend any time away from my family in tax prison. He was able to navigate my back taxes and get everything that we asked for along with eliminating the huge debt burden to the IRS.
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Posted by mary | October 29, 2011
NO MORE FEAR OF THE IRS
christopher larson represented me in a rather complicated irs case. i was a manager of a lounge for 23 years and when the owner did not pay his taxes they came after me for twenty two thousand dollers. chris took the irs head on and never gave up. I will never be able to thank chris enough for what he has done for me. with his persistance he won the case and there was a offer in compremise for twenty five dollers. i dont have to live in fear of the irs anymore !!! i highly recommend christopher larson , he is awesome !
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Posted by Sigmund | October 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Review of Christopher Larson
I was referred to Chris Larson by a former client of his who selected him to represent her. I found Chris to be extremely effective in his communication & negotiation with IRS and my unpaid tax issues. He quickly followed up with me when I called him for updates on my case (now successfully concluded) In my opinion, Chris is the best tax attorney in the state of Washington and I very highly recommend him
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Knowledgeable
Chris helped me solve a problem with form 3520 with the IRS. He is very knowledgeable of how the IRS operates and was very honest on what i should expect from the beginning. He also charged me a quarter of what other attorneys wanted to charge me. I never had an issue trying to reach him either and always answered my questions in a reassuring manner.
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Posted by wen | July 14, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
GREAT CONSULTATION
I am not even his client, I called for an advised and got plentiful valuable advised regarding how IRS works on my OIC, thank you so much.
Posted by Bryson | November 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Great Balance of Everything Needed In My Situation
I first came across Christopher Larson and Insight Law in 2011. I was a young entrepreneur who had made some past mistakes that compounded over time. I had no idea what to do or how to handle my issue and felt helpless. Upon my first conversation with Chris he did a great job at educating me on my options and how to pursue them. He calmed my nerves and we began the process of addressing and solving my issue. I was ultimately granted an offer due to his efforts, expertise and guidance. In addition to the desired outcome I was amazed at his availability and service during the entire process. When I called someone always answered and my needs/questions were taken care of. His attentiveness to my questions and concerns were always met. His matter of fact approach, decisive attitude and knowledge of his specialty all contributed to the desired outcome and a pleased and satisfied client in me. I would recommend Mr. Christopher Larson and Insight Law to anyone needed his specialty services. Thanks Chris!
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No More Letters or Phone Calls...Happy Again
had a complex tax issue with the IRS. Chris was responsive and professional. His knowlege base and experience in dealing wiht them is second to none. He answered all my questions and his strategy was on point. I would say that if you have to deal with the IRS, do not do it alone. Contact Insight Law. They will help you navigate, which I am sure is a stressful time in your life and negotiate on your behalf the best possible outcome. I am so pleased with my results and recomend them with the higest of praise.
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Posted by Patrick | June 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Do yourself a favor, Hire Chris Larson!
Mr. Larson is a no nonsense attorney that gets the job done. He's extremely proficient with tax law and lays out exactly what you need to do. When the IRS contacted us, we found Mr. Larson and our fears went away. He reviewed our situation, laid everything out, how long the process would take and what to expect. Mr. Larson did everything and more than I could have ever expected. I can't say enough how Mr. Larson saved us. Thank you! I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Linda | September 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Insight Law was the only one in my corner
When the IRS relentlessly pursued me for a debt that didn’t belong to me, Christopher Larson agreed to help. I’m sure he had no idea he’d spend 3 years defending me from the charging bull. Mr. Larson was tenacious, patient, calm and fair. He persistently stayed in my corner. Through his dedication he ended up getting a more than fair settlement with the IRS. He released me from could have been another 10 years of IRS scrutiny. I feel liberated and can finally exhale. I’m so grateful to Mr. Larson and Insight Law.
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Posted by Monique | September 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
Mr. Larson helped me out of a huge tax issue and I am forever thankful. He handled my case as quickly as he could (dealing with the IRS takes time) and settled the matter beyond my expectations. I would recommend him a million times over.
Posted by Mike | June 20, 2015
All I can say is WOW!
I starting my business many years ago and after not being able to pay the IRS for some of those years and sometimes not even filing I ended up getting myself almost $39,000 in debt to the IRS, At one point they had even levied my bank accounts. After meeting with a few different attorneys for help I ended up finding Chris on the internet. We had a face to face meeting and I decided to do business with him and thank God I did!! Chris got the IRS to accept a $500 offer in compromise. That absolutely blew my mind.....WOW! Anyway, throughout the whole process Chris was on top of everything and answered every one of my calls or called me back within an hour. He responded promptly to emails and even texts. Lack of communication in a business situation like this is a MASSIVE pet peeve of mine and I couldn't be happier with Chris' communication. I have referred already Chris to 4 or 5 people including my new bookkeeper for a couple of her clients. I am eternally grateful to Chris and can't convey enough how much I would recommend his services to people. Thanks again Chris!!!
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Posted by Rosa | September 2, 2014
very efficient lawyer
We received a letter from the IRS regarding tax owed from a business we had almost 11 years ago which we thought had been paid during the time we paid into the bankruptcy. I called Christopher and he informed me that we where not responsible . Then we had a IRS rep at our house saying we had to pay now. I called Christopher and he called the IRS rep right away. The rep never returned back to our home nor has returned the attornye's email or call. I can't thank him enough for helping us deal with the IRS.
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Posted by Dan | January 11, 2013
Tax Liability Representation
I am a new client of Mr. Larson and have been very pleased with his services. He has been prompt in resolving my wage garnishment issue. Thorough in making sure that I understood the best plan of action. Honest and not promising pennies on the the dollar, but an accurate and fair plan of attack. When the IRS comes knocking, this is the tax attorney that you want.
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Posted by EMILY | September 4, 2012
QUICK AND EFFICIENT!
I had a tax preparer miskey my SS# causing someone else's return to file under my name. The IRS held over 11 grand of my money for almost a year. I finally decided I'd had enough of the relentless phone calls with the answers of just wait longer and we don't know why our computer system won't kick out a check. I finally contacted Chris Larson and hired him to handle my situation. I had my refund check within a week!! Chris was quick and efficient! I had another issue with the IRS flagging my account because of the past issue. I got Chris involved again after waiting 4 weeks for my efile refund. He again got my check within 2 weeks! Thank you Chris Larson! I will definitely hire him again anytime I have issues with the IRS.
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2012
Christopher Larson my attorney took out my case with IRS
I would like to share to all of you guys my personal experience with IRS. Last year my life almost at the edge.One more step all of my family will lived on the street (homeless).I lost my job, I lost my house for forclosure.I have to pay back to IRS around 15.000 dollars.Finally I met Christopher Larsen (my attorney) .He was a good guys and the best attorney that I ever had. With fully dedicated and respected he came to negotiate my problem with IRS .He was a wonderful person and never give up through the end to find a better solution to handle my case.Once again thank you very much Chris, may always blessed in your career as an attorney.I really appreciated to you ,and to be honest I’ll never forget you as my attorney and also as a good friend. I will recommended you as the best Lawyer in Seattle area to all of my friends, and my family who might need help..Once again… Good Luck…And keep in touch…Thanks
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Posted by Alerian | January 3, 2012
Great Attorney to work with on Tax Issues
I've been searching for an attorney to assist with income and small business tax issues for my business and my clients (I'm an attorney too), and finding Chris was such a relief. Chris' minute knowledge of the code is insanely impressive. He's knowledgeable on a wide range of tax issues and, best of all, is direct and clear when giving legal advice. A further bonus- no big firm egos and prices to drive me crazy. Specifically, I have looked to Chris on complex issues relating to IRS tax controversies, setting up 401ks with small businesses (safe harbor, etc.), business tax returns, and small business start-up strategies. He's given spot-on straightforward advice.
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Posted by Meyonnda | October 26, 2011
Excellent Attorney
Chris is one of the best to work with. Chris worked my case wonderfully. I obtained Chris for my business taxes he handled my Offer and Compromise and No Collection status. This guy really knows his stuff and and would not leave you to battle any case without backing you. My experience turned out wonderful in such a short time. Now I don't owe a huge debt anymore thanks to Chris and his due diligence on the matter. I also recommended another friend that is currently working with him and is pleased thus far with his work ethics and timely mannerisms. I will continue to pass along his name to anyone that has a very immediate issue and will use him always.
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Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2011
Great lawyer!
I hired Christopher Larson to resolve a dispute with an agreement I had with a household contractor. Christopher was on the ball in order to get my problems sorted out, as prior to his involvement all I got was finger pointing back and forth from the contractor in question and his subs. He was very responsive on all of my questions, phone calls and other concerns I had during the process and was able to take away a majority of the headaches I was experiencing because of it.
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Posted by Sarah | October 24, 2011
Christopher Larson Takes the Fear Out of Dealing with the IRS
When the IRS hit me with an unfair, expensive assessment, I was in a panic when I contacted Chris. His knowledge and calmness were reassuring. Step by step he helped me through the process to a successful outcome.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Bellevue, Everett & Seattle Tax Attorney
  • Insight Law
  • 2011 - Present
  • Student Attorney
  • University of Washington Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
  • 2009 - 2011

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Washington
  • Business Administration
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • 6694 Tax Preparer Penalty
  • Abated $5,000 penalty
  • Client with Two Different Years in Tax Court
  • 2005 Tax Court - $4,000 Refund 2007 Tax Court - No Liabiltiy
  • Trust Fund Penalty
  • Trust Fund Penalty Removed
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Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Taxation Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States Tax Court
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top Discharger of Client Tax for 2011-12($400,000+)
  • University of Washington Federal Tax Clinic
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (54)
Given (45)
Endorse Christopher
Business Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"With a great track record of hundreds of published answers to consumer questions on Avvo.com and the recommendations from clients and attorneys alike, it is easy to see that attorney Larson is skilled and knows the law well, too. Kudos."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Brady constantly provides excellent legal advice that not only benefit the asker of the question, but also fellow attorneys. Even though I have been an attorney for 23 years and even a judge and magistrate, I learn new aspects about the law from him every day."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Other
"Attorney Larson is a knowledgeable lawyer who is generous with his time and expertise. I recommend him."
Tax Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Larson is insightful and knowledgeable about tax law, and his answers in this community are always on point and well thought out. I would definitely recommend that you schedule an appointment with him if you need assistance in the Seattle, Washington area. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Larson provides valuable and detailed information via avvo and knows the law and how it applies to tax problems. I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Larson has contributed much and is an asset to the Avvo community and to his clients. I endorse him."
Tax Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Larson consistently adds concise accurate and helpful answers here. He is a great asset to the AVVO community and legal profession."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Larson. His answers are very informative and show a deep knowledge of the U.S. tax law. I would highly recommend his services."
Tax Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a top notch Tax Law attorney. A good tax lawyer needs to know not just the law but also needs a deep accounting background (what I call a "numbers" knowledge) and Chris has that. From an excellent law school and with the recommendation of former clients and endorsements from attorneys who know him too, if you want to see how much he knows about the law, just read some of the way-over-a-thousand of his published answers to questions at Avvo.com. When you want the best Tax Lawyer around, you need to call Chris. It's as simple as that."
Tax Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer without hesitation because of his skill and expertise with complex tax matters. I respect and recognize his expertise in the area of tax law. Chris has a winning manner and truly cares about resolving people's tax problems. Thus, I can recommend him on both a personal and professional level."
Tax Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I love tax lawyers because they are the true warriors of the legal system & I appreciate the honest & direct answers Christopher Michael Larson has shared with all of us here on Avvo & am happy to offer him my endorsement."
Tax Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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