SpacerSpecial Trial Judge Peter J. Panuthos
Chambers Telephone Number: 202-521-4707

Special Trial Judge. b. New York. Attended public schools in New York City; graduated from Erasmus Hall High School, 1961; attended Bernard Baruch School of Business of CUNY, B.S., Bryant College, Providence, RI, 1966; J.D., Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA, 1969; LL.M., Taxation, Boston University School of Law, 1972; member of the Law Review. Admitted to Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, District of Columbia Bar and United States Supreme Court; member of American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Inns of Court. Trial Attorney and Assistant District Counsel, Boston Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, 1970-83. Appointed Special Trial Judge, United States Tax Court, on June 12, 1983. Works with clinical and pro bono programs throughout the country. Works with the American Bar Association and appropriate committees to assist low income litigants. Participant and speaker at conferences relating to procedural matters, clinical and pro bono programs. Taught Tax Procedure and substantive tax courses as an adjunct professor, at Bentley College in Boston and the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. Currently teaches at David A. Clarke School of Law, University of District of Columbia and Georgetown University Law School. Received the J. Edgar Murdock Award for distinguished service to the United States Tax Court, 2012. Recipient of the 2014 Janet R. Spragens Pro Bono Award from the American Bar Association, Section of Taxation for outstanding sustained achievement and commitment in pro bono activities. Served as Chief Special Trial Judge from June 1, 1992, to August 31, 2017.

Last updated: September 1, 2017