Mr. Probasco writes and speaks often on a variety of tax topics.  (Links to some of these articles and presentations, as well as his tax blog, are available above.)  He is often quoted by the national tax press in articles on new developments and is currently teaching as an adjunct professor at the UNT Dallas College of Law and in the Tax LLM program at the SMU Dedman School of Law. Mr. Probasco also takes an active leadership role in the State Bar of Texas Tax Section and other professional organizations. Before attending law school, Mr. Probasco had an extensive business career in auditing, accounting, mergers & acquisitions, financial analysis, and consulting.  He worked for one of the “Big Four” accounting firms and a Fortune 50 multi-national oil & gas corporation.  Those experiences and skills help him to understand your business and your problems and get the best results possible in your case. 



  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2000
    • Order of the Coif; Managing Board & Articles Editor, Virginia Law Review
  • Iowa State University, B.S with honors. Industrial Administration (accounting), 1974

  • Named a “Texas Rising Star” in Tax Law by ThomsonReuters and Texas Monthly: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Award for Exemplary Service, State Bar of Texas Tax Section, 2011

  • State Bar of Texas, Tax Section
    One of the largest sections of the State Bar of Texas, with over 2,000 members
    • Council Member, 2011 – 2019
      The governing body of the Tax Section
    • Chair, Committee on Government Submissions, 2013 – 2016
      Coordinates and facilitates comments on behalf of the Tax Section in response to proposed government regulations and rules
    • Chair, Pro Bono Committee, 2012 – 2013
      Coordinates the Tax Section's pro bono initiatives, including the Tax Court Pro Bono program (see below) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
    • Vice-Chair, Tax Controversy Committee, 2010 – 2013
      Represents members of the Tax Section who specialize in assisting taxpayers with audits, internal administrative appeals, or tax litigation
    • Volunteer, Tax Court Pro Bono program, 2008 – present
      Attorneys from the Tax Section attend all trial sessions of the U.S. Tax Court in Texas and help taxpayers negotiate with the IRS or prepare for trial. Coordinated Dallas volunteers, 2010 - 2014.
    • Principal drafter for eight comments letters submitted to the IRS or Tax Court, providing input concerning various proposed regulations or rule changes, and testified twice at related public hearings

  • Dallas Bar Association, Tax Section
    • Council Member, 2012 – 2014

  • American Bar Association Section of Taxation
    • Member, Court Procedure & Practice Committee

  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accounts, and Dallas CPA Society

  • Planning Committee, University of Texas School of Law Annual Taxation Conference, 2012 - present

  • Admitted to State Bar of Texas and admitted to practice in Texas state courts, 2000
  • Admitted to practice before the United States Court of Federal Claims, 2002
  • Admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court, 2007
  • Certified Public Accountant, Iowa (1975, inactive) and Texas (1992)

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Bob Probasco

Tax lawyer and CPA, with over thirteen years of experience solving clients’ problems with the Internal Revenue Service.  Prior to starting his own firm, he was a partner with the Dallas office of Thompson & Knight, LLP. He has helped taxpayers ranging from individuals with relatively small (but still important!) amounts at issue to partnerships and major corporations dealing with disputes involving hundreds of millions of dollars.