The Honorable Peter J. Panuthos
Adjunct Professor of Law
J.D., Suffolk University Law School; LL.M., Boston University School of Law.
Professor Panuthos serves as the chief special trial judge of the U.S. Tax Court in Washington, D.C.
From 1970 to 1983 he worked in the Office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service in Boston where his responsibilities included representing the Commissioner of the IRS before the Tax Court and supervising a staff of lawyers and support staff.
Since his appointment as a special trial judge in 1983, and later chief special trial judge of the U.S. Tax Court in 1992, Judge Panuthos has authored more than 500 written opinions in the areas of pension plans, exempt organizations, the relationship of the Bankruptcy Court and the Tax Court, collateral estoppel, collection and innocent spouse provisions, and the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, among others. As a result of over twenty years of tax litigation, Judge Panuthos has particular expertise in advocacy, taxation, litigation, mediation, and civil procedure.
Judge Panuthos has also had considerable experience teaching. Most recently, he has been a member of the faculty at an intensive trial training program conducted by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.
Judge Panuthos teaches Tax I.