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Harry W Laughlin III

Tax Attorney at Memphis, TN

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Wis Laughlin

  • State Years
    Tennessee - TN 49 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 44 years
  • Licensed for 49 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1975
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1980
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Harry

Learn Harry’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Tax
    Former IRS attorney prepares tax returns and coaches client to help client pay lowest legal taxes. Representation before IRS.

    49 years

  2. Estate planning
    Accredited Estate Planner advises and prepares documents to help client best conserve their assets and use their assets to benefit themselves and their loved ones.

    44 years

  3. Contracts and agreements
    Former General Counsel of national company creates and negotiates contracts that benefit all parties and minimize conflicts.

    44 years

What I love about being a tax and estate planning attorney is the chance to work with clients and see the smile on their faces as they learn from me how to control their taxes and legal costs. I show them how to hold onto their money to better care for themselves and their families. My grasp of numbers is enhanced by unusal aptitudes in art -- I am an award winning wood sculptor -- and music -- I am an intermediate piano student. As a result, I bring creativity to otherwise droll subjects and frequently surprise folks with outside the box  thinking.


I am also a great believer in physical fitness. Sharp thinking requires a fit body. I love to bicycle to work and cross country. Seldom does a  day go by that I don't work out in some way.


Harry W. Laughlin Iii
1028 Oakhaven Road
Memphis, TN

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Posted by Linda | September 6, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Expert in his field.
Wis has provided me with expert guidance for over three decades. From tax issues to estate planning, he has always provided sound financial and legal advice. Honest, accurate and a true expert. If you want to feel secure, consult with and hire Wis Laughlin.
Posted by Terry | April 28, 2015
Laughlin Law Firm
Known Mr. Laughlin for over 40 years and he is knowledgeable, friendly, prompt, efficient and honest. He works very hard for all of his clients.
Posted by Margaret | April 27, 2015
He's the best
I've used Mr. Laughlin's services for tax preparation and planning for decades and he's always impressed me with his knowledge and care of my account. I'm always amazed at his knowledge of the subject. I find reading all the tax information painful and understanding it harder than it should be. He has taken the pain out of tax preparation for me. I consider his services a bargain and a necessity.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 235-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Work Experience

  • General Counsel
  • Software Earnings, Inc
  • 1996 - 2003


  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1975
  • University of Tennessee
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1972

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Internal Revenue Service examination
  • Client ended up with a deficiency of roughly $20,000 out of $50,000


  • National Association of Estate Planners and Councils
  • Memphis
  • 1982 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Am Jur Award in Wills
  • American Jurisprudence
  • 1975
  • membership
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • 1971
  • membership
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • 1970

Speaking Engagements

  • Tax Watch
  • Divorce Tax Wisardry
  • 2015
  • Memphis Bar Association Lunch'nLearn
  • Business Tax Wisardry
  • 2015
  • Meeting
  • Revocable Living Trusts - Where there's a will there's a waste
  • 2015
  • Lunch seminar
  • Estate Esoterica
  • 2014
  • Business Tax Tips
  • Business Tax Tips
  • 2014
  • Memphis Bar Association, CLE Committee
  • Taxation of Divorces
  • 2013
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Memphis Tax Lawyer Harry W Laughlin III
Harry W Laughlin III
Tax Attorney
Memphis, TN
Licensed for 49 years