Derek W. Kaczmarek Appointed to the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization (Tax)

November 1, 2017
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Derek W. Kaczmarek, member partner in our Phoenix office, has been appointed to the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization (Tax). As a Board member, Mr. Kaczmarek will review attorney candidates to determine whether they have the proven experience in tax law and meet all other qualifications to achieve the status of certified specialist.

The State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization regulates the certification of legal specialists in eight practice areas: bankruptcy, criminal law, estate and trust, family law, personal injury and wrongful death, real estate, tax, and worker’s compensation. The Board consists of thirteen members including eight practicing attorneys, one representative from an ABA-accredited law school in Arizona, and four members of the public. Board members are nominated by the Board of Governors and appointed by the Arizona Supreme Court to serve four-year terms, with a limit of two terms.

“I’m excited to serve on the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization,” said Mr. Kaczmarek. “I look forward to working with a great group of people doing important work to enhance the quality of legal representation in our state.”

Mr. Kaczmarek, a Certified Tax Specialist, focuses his practice on Tax and Insurance. He is a former IRS Office of Chief Counsel Senior Trial Attorney with significant trial experience. In addition to his appointment to the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization (Tax), Mr. Kaczmarek is Chair-Elect of the State Bar of Arizona Tax Section.
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