There are Low Income Taxpayer Clinics that provide free legal services to people that meet their income requirements. Looks like there is even on in Ann Arbor. If you do not meet their income requirements, that generally means you can afford an attorney. Some attorneys do pro-bono, but generally have roughly the same requirements as the LITCs in the sense that you won't find many willing to do free legal work for a guy that makes 80k per year. Here is a link to the LITCs in your area:
There is such a clinic in Ann Arbor Regents of the University of Michigan – 1-734-936-3535. You can call 1-877-777-4778 for the Taxpayer Advocate Service or you can file Form 911, Request for Taxpayer Advocate Service Assistance, with the Taxpayer Advocate Service, or ask an IRS employee to complete the form on your behalf. Fax or mail the form to your Local Taxpayer Advocate.
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