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Judge L. Paige Marvel has been elected as Chief Judge of the United States Tax Court


Washington, D.C. 20217

February 29, 2016


The United States Tax Court announced today that Judge L. Paige Marvel has been elected as Chief Judge of the United States Tax Court to serve a 2-year term beginning June 1, 2016. 

The election of the Chief Judge by the Judges of the Tax Court is undertaken biennially in accordance with statutory requirements.

Judge Marvel received a B.A. degree magna cum laude from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland (now, Notre Dame of Maryland University), and a Juris Doctor degree with honors from the University of Maryland School of Law. Judge Marvel was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1974, and the District of Columbia Bar in 1985. She is a trained mediator.

Judge Marvel practiced law for 24 years, concentrating her practice in Federal and State tax matters and tax controversies. In 1998, President Clinton appointed her to the United States Tax Court for a 15-year term that ended on April 5, 2013. She served as Senior Judge on recall performing judicial duties until she was reappointed by President Obama to a second 15-year term that began on December 3, 2014. 

Judge Marvel, while still in practice, was appointed to serve as a member of the Commission to Revise the Annotated Code of Maryland and she chaired its Tax Procedure Subcommittee (1981-1987). She also served as an adviser on the ALI

Restatement of the Law Third – The Law Governing Lawyers (1988-1999), as a member of the Commissioner’s Review Panel on IRS Integrity (1989-1991), and as an officer of the Taxation Section, Maryland State Bar Association, and the Taxation Section of the American Bar Association. Judge Marvel is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, the American Bar Foundation, and the Maryland Bar Foundation, and a member of the American Law Institute.

Judge Marvel is married and has two children.




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