People Like to Know
When you are in the market for a tax attorney it is important to know who you are hiring. Wondering what kind of person I am? Keep reading to find out.
What is it like working with you?
I’m very easy to talk to and approachable. I always respond to clients in less than 24 hours. I like to think outside the box to find individualized solutions to fit my clients’ unique needs.
Do you have experience doing exactly what your clients need?
I’ve been practicing law for almost 20 years and focusing on Tax Debt Solutions for the last 11 years. Yes, my experience is tailored to handle exactly what my clients need. I have a comprehensive knowledge of IRS and SC Tax relief programs. I’m highly skilled in the areas of negotiation and creative thinking/problem solving.
Approximately how many cases have you handled?
I have handled between 1000 and 1500 cases.
Will you return my calls and emails?
ALWAYS! I respond immediately if available, but rarely more than 24 hours after I receive a voicemail or email. I understand that a lack of communication is a common complaint that clients have with their attorney.
People say I’m a stickler for?
Punctuality… I don’t like to waste my time or that of my clients.
Meeting Deadlines… My practice deals with hard deadlines set by the IRS, and I need my clients to meet those (always with my help, of course).
What do you enjoy outside of work?
When I’m not working for my clients, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two kids. I have a 15-year-old daughter and a 13-year-old son who is very active in sports.
I also enjoy playing golf, watching college football, and shooting pool. When we are able to get away, I really love to travel.
Academics & Achievements
- Born and reared in South Carolina.
- Obtained a Bachelor’s degree in History from Clemson University in 1993, graduating cum laude.
- Member of the Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity.
- Attended law school at Universite de Provence, Aix en Provence, France in 1995.
- Attended and graduated from law school at Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert School of Law in 1997.
- Admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1997.
- Admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1999.
- Admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana and the U.S. Tax Court.
- Served as a Summary Court Judge in Municipal Court in Dorchester County, South Carolina from 2004 – 2007.
- Member of the Louisiana Bar Association.
- Member of the South Carolina Bar Association.
- Member of the Wex S. Malone American Inns of Court.
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Here are a few reviews I’ve received from clients in the past several months:
“John has been a tremendous help through our process. Not only professional but he always answered my questions and put me at ease.”
– Michele (client)
“Excellent work John. Would come to you if any problems arise.”
– Warren B (client)
“I had some IRS issues and John helped me clear things up quickly and professionally. He was a real life saver. I would not hesitate to hire John again. He really knows his stuff!”
– DD (client)
“Mr. Witherspoon helped save me thousands and was instrumental in getting my offer in compromise (OIC) accepted. Knows the law and the tax code and helped me apply it to my situation.”
– JH (client)