Cory L. Johnson joined the law firm of Chicoine & Hallett, P.S. as a Summer Associate in 2006, and returned as an Associate upon graduation from the University of Washington School of Law in 2007. Before joining Chicoine & Hallett, P.S., Ms. Johnson served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Richard C. Tallman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Johnson was a Special Agent with the Department of Health and Human Services investigating white-collar crimes. Ms. Johnson received a B.A. in accounting from the University of Washington School of Business.
Ms. Johnson focuses her practice on federal criminal and civil tax disputes, ranging from estate valuation controversies to representing clients during IRS audits and before the IRS Office of Appeals. She has helped clients navigate the IRS Criminal Investigation Voluntary Disclosure Program, and has successfully resolved collection matters on behalf of her clients.
Ms. Johnson is admitted to practice in the Washington State Courts, the United States Tax Court, and the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.
Ms. Johnson enjoys spending time with her husband and their two labs, Timber and Aspen.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2012|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2011|
|Associate||Chicoine & Hallett, Attorneys at Law||2007 - Present|
|Summer Associate||Chicoine & Hallett, Attorneys at Law||2006 - 2006|
|Judicial Extern||United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit||2005 - 2005|
|Special Agent||US Department of Health & Human Services||1997 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington Women in Tax||N/A||2012 - Present|
|American Society of Women Accountants||N/A||2012 - Present|
|Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle||Treasurer||2011 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit||N/A||2007 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Taxation Section||Admitted Member||2007 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Washington||N/A||2007 - Present|
|United States Tax Court||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association||Admitted Member||2007 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Admitted Member||2007 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, Taxation Law Section, Tax Council||Treasurer||2012 - 2013|
|Washington State Bar Association, Taxation Law Section||Scholarship Chair||2009 - 2012|
|US v. Cassini; CR 05-00166, Western District of Washington||Summary Judgment in favor of client|
|Linton v. U.S., No. 09-35681, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals||Taxpayer prevailed; remanded to D.C, settlement|
|Crabapple, LLC v. US; 07-cv-00263, Western District of Washington||Settlement|
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|University of Washington School of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||2006|
|University of Washington||Accounting||Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Accounting||1997|
|WWIT Monthly Meeting||Basics of Federal Tax Controversies||2011|
|WSBA CLE||Advising The Small Business Client||2011|
|Low Income Taxpayer Clinic CLE||Innocent Spouse Relief||2011|
|CLE Bootcamp||Updates on Federal Tax||2011|
|Low Income Taxpayer Clinic CLE||Substitute Returns, Document Matching System, and the Audit Reconsideration Process||2010|
|Low Income Taxpayer Clinic CLE||Employment Taxes, Trust Fund & Related Issues||2010|
|CLE Bootcamp||Updates on Federal Tax||2010|