SpacerJudge David Gustafson
Chambers Telephone Number: 202-521-0850

Judge. Born in Greenville, South Carolina. Bob Jones University, B.A. summa cum laude, 1978. Duke University School of Law, J.D. with distinction, 1981. Order of the Coif (1981). Executive Editor of the Duke Law Journal (1980-1981). Admitted to the District of Columbia Bar, 1981. Associate at the law firm of Sutherland, Asbill and Brennan, in Washington, D.C., 1981-1983. Trial Attorney (1983-1989), Assistant Chief (1989-2005), and Chief (2005-2008) in the Court of Federal Claims Section of the Tax Division in the U.S. Department of Justice; and Coordinator of Tax Shelter Litigation for the entire Tax Division (2002-2006). Tax Division Outstanding Attorney Awards, 1985, 1989, 1997, 2001-2005. Federal Bar Association’s Younger Attorney Award, 1991. President of the Court of Federal Claims Bar Association (2001). Appointed by President George W. Bush as Judge, United States Tax Court, on July 29, 2008, for a term ending July 29, 2023.

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Last updated: September 7, 2010