SpacerChief Judge Maurice B. Foley
Chambers Telephone Number: 202-521-0777

Chief Judge. Born in Illinois. Received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Swarthmore College; a Juris Doctor from University of California, Berkeley School of Law; and a Masters of Law in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to the appointment to the Court, was an attorney for the Legislation and Regulations Division of the Internal Revenue Service, Tax Counsel for the United States Senate Committee on Finance, and Deputy Tax Legislative Counsel in the U.S. Treasury's Office of Tax Policy. Appointed by President Clinton as Judge, United States Tax Court, and sworn in on April 9, 1995, for a term ending April 8, 2010. Reappointed by President Obama and sworn in on November 25, 2011, for a term ending November 24, 2026. Elected as Chief Judge for a two-year term effective June 1, 2018 and re-elected February 21, 2020 for a second two-year term effective June 1, 2020.

Additional Information or Requirements for Law Clerk Applicants:
  • LL.M.
  • Member of Bar
  • Experienced attorney in tax (must have 2-3 years experience)
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Transcripts (J.D. and LL.M)
  • Writing Sample
  • References (3)
Last updated: March 6, 2020