Not in court, unless the CPA is also an attorney.
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You are always better to have an attorney because there is no CPA-Client privilege and the CPA could be compelled to testify against you.
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Many CPAs can be as effective if not more effective than attorneys. Attorneys DO have privilege. However, privilege may not be critical for you. You need to find the best practitioner. As suggested, one who is an attorney AND CPA may be best. You can find such through the website of the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants.
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