Brian J. Spiegel

Mr. Spiegel practices in the areas of Income Tax Litigation, White Collar and Government Regulatory Litigation, Estate and Gift Tax Litigation and State Tax Planning and Litigation.  He represents individuals, estates, partnerships, closely-held businesses, and large corporations in all stages of a tax dispute, including IRS examinations, administrative appeals, and litigation in U.S. Tax Court, Federal District Court, and the Court of Federal Claims.  His practice also concentrates on resolving white collar criminal investigations and representing taxpayers in disputes with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts and other state tax agencies.

Mr. Spiegel was admitted to practice in Texas in 2009.


  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Juan F. Vasquez, United States Tax Court, Washington, D.C., 2010-2012


  • LL.M. in Taxation, New York University School of Law, 2010
  • J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2009
    • Order of the Coif
    • Articles Editor, International Law Review Association. 2008-2009 
    • Dean's Scholarship Recipient
    • International Law Review Association Best Comment, Finalist
    • Published, River of Discontent: Argentina and Uruguay Before the International Court of Justice, 14 L. & BUS. REV. AM. 797, Fall 2008 
  • Bachelor of Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006 
    • Dean's List
    • KVRX 91.7, News and Sports Director 
    • Member, Society of Professional Journalism
    • Member, Texas Student Media 

Representative Cases

  • U.S. v. Marshall, 798 F.3d 296, 315-21 (5th Cir. 2015) (Majority Opinion by Judge Owen)

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Rising Stars, Tax-2016, 2017 and 2018, as published in Texas Monthly and in Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition and on the web at
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas Under Forty, D Magazine, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2016: Tax Litigation

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Tax Section
  • State Bar of Texas
    • Member, Tax Section
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

2014 Speaking Engagements

  • 16th Annual Meadows Collier Taxation Conference, Dallas – 10/28/14
  • TSCPA CPE Expo, Arlington – 12/11/14
Brian J. Spiegel
Brian J. Spiegel
  • phone (214) 749-2418
  • toll-free (800) 451-0093
  • fax (214) 747-3732
Areas of Practice
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