Honors & Awards

Individual Attorney Recognition, Awards & Honors


Orange County tax attorney Joseph P. Wilson is the recipient of the following recognitions, awards, and honors:

  • Awarded Who's Who in Tax Law by Orange County Lawyer magazine - April 2015 edition
  • Recognized as OC's Top Lawyers 2014 by OC Register Metro
  • Rating of 10.0 on Avvo.com, the highest rating possible (Avvo is an independent lawyer ranking system)
  • Chair, California Tax Procedure & Litigation Committee, State Bar of California, Tax Section, 2014-15
  • Chair, Orange County Bar, Taxation Section, 2015
  • Vice-Chair, Orange County Bar, Taxation Section, 2014
  • Second Vice-Chair, California Tax Procedure & Litigation Committee, State Bar of California, Tax Section, 2012-13
  • Editor-in-Chief, California Journal of Tax Litigation, 2012-13
  • State Bar of California, Tax Section, Sacramento Delegate, State Bar of California, Taxation Section, May 2013
  • State Bar of California, Tax Section, Washington DC Delegate, State Bar of California, Taxation Section, 2012
  • State Bar of California, Tax Section, Washington DC Delegate, State Bar of California, Tax Section, 2011
  • Chair, San Diego County Bar, Tax Section, 2007-2008
  • Chair, Tax Section, State Bar of California, Tax Section, Young Tax Lawyers, San Diego Chapter, 2003-2007
  • Applause Award, Deloitte & Touche LLP, October 2005 (assisted in obtaining a $26 million dollar reduction from the State Board of Equalization that generated over $550,000 in tax savings for a new client)
  • Domino Award, Deloitte & Touche LLP, October 2005 (leadership and advanced team planning and management)
  • Domino Award, Deloitte & Touche LLP, September 2005 (leadership and advanced team planning and management)
  • Outstanding Service Award, Legal Aid Society of San Diego, May 2005 (contribution to the Legal Aid Society’s Low Income Tax Clinic)
  • Wiley W. Manual Pro Bono Services Award, State Bar of California, May 2005 (contribution of pro bono services to San Diego residents)
  • Applause Award, Deloitte & Touche LLP, November 2004, (outstanding leadership and client development)
  • Outstanding Service Award, Legal Aid Society of San Diego, May 2004 (contribution to the Legal Aid Society’s Low Income Tax Clinic)
  • Wiley W. Manual Pro Bono Services Award, State Bar of California, May 2004 (contribution of pro bono services to San Diego residents)
  • AMJUR Award- Tax Valuation, Judge David Laro, US Tax Court 2003

Daniel W. Layton has been recognized by his peers in the legal profession throughout his career, including the following honors, publications, and positions of responsibility:

  • 2015 Chair-Elect of the Orange County Bar Association, Tax Law Section
  • 2014 Secretary/Treasurer of the Orange County Bar Association, Tax Law Section
  • Nominated for the Attorney General's Award to the Department of Justice by the United States Attorney's Office for the Central District of California
  • Recognized for five years of service in the Department of Justice
  • Recipient of the Internal Revenue Service's "Bravo!" award
  • Selected as a Victor McQuistion Scholar at the University of Chicago Law School
  • Author of Why Stolen Identity Refund Fraud is the IRS's Biggest Problem, and What Can Be Done About It, selected for publication in the California Journal of Tax Litigation, Q4 2014 Edition.
 

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