Richard D. D’Estrada, JD, Of Counsel

Richard D’Estrada spent 28 years with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel as a senior trial attorney where he litigated Tax Court cases and rendered advice to IRS personnel on all aspects of tax compliance. His practice currently focuses on Federal and State civil and criminal tax controversy and IRS collection alternatives. Mr. D’Estrada was an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Graduate Tax Program for 18 years where he taught civil and criminal tax procedure. Richard received his J.D. from Marquette University Law School.

Practice Areas

Federal and State Civil and Criminal Tax Controversy.
IRS Collection Alternatives


University of Minnesota (B.A. Economics 1967); Marquette University Law School (J.D. 1971).


Wisconsin Supreme Court, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin 1971; Colorado Supreme Court 1974; United States Tax Court and U.S. District Court, District of Colorado 1976.


Member, Tax Section, American Bar Association


Senior Trial Attorney, Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service 1973-1980 and 1986-2008; Adjunct Professor, University of Denver Graduate Tax Program, 1992-2010; Executive Vice President, Petromax Energy Corporation 1981-1985.