U.S. Court of Federal Claims

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims consists of 16 judges nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate for a term of 15 years. A single judge presides over your tax case, with no opportunity for a jury trial. The majority of proceedings are held in Washington, D.C. However, the judges make effective use of electronic communications, including teleconferencing, video conferencing, and computer technology to accommodate taxpayers who reside in remote locations.

In general, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims is entrusted with exclusive, nationwide jurisdiction over various money claims against the federal government in excess of $10,000. The tax refund cases represent approximately 25% of its current docket.

In recent years, the docket has been increasingly characterized by complex, high-dollar demand, and high profile cases involving complicated factual and statutory construction issues in tax law. Even though this court handles a variety of monetary claims, the average pending tax case has a claim of well over $1 million.

We concentrate on managing complex litigated tax issues efficiently and discreetly.  We bring to the table years of education and experience in the field of tax law, and we fight to protect your rights as a taxpayer in the courtroom while we work toward a favorable outcome of your litigated tax matter. For trained, informed counsel concerning your tax case, call our team of tax professionals at Law Offices of Christy Lee, P.C.