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Patrick E. McGinnis

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Top Rated Tax Attorney in Beverly Hills, CA

Patrick E. McGinnis, Attorney at Law
425 South Beverly Drive, Suite 100
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 310-277-4285
Fax: 310-277-4507
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1987
Practice Areas: Tax: Business
Attorney Profile

Patrick E. McGinnis is a tax attorney in Beverly Hills, California, with over 45 years of legal experience. Mr. McGinnis handles complex tax matters involving offers in compromise, tax audit representation, payroll tax audits, trust fund recovery and tax controversy. He represents clients throughout the Los Angeles area and Orange County.

Mr. McGinnis received a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Riverside, and went on to graduate cum laude from Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. While pursuing his law degree, he served as a member of the law review.

Certified as a taxation specialist from The State Bar of California Legal Specialization program, Mr. McGinnis has a thorough understanding of U.S. tax law and its complexities. He provides personal and professional representation, always looking out for the best interest of his clients.

Earlier in his legal career, Mr. McGinnis spent over a decade as a chief counsel attorney for the Internal Revenue Service. This background gives him a distinct advantage when representing the interests of California residents and businesses facing tax issues. 

Honoring his professional achievements, Martindale-Hubbell awarded Mr. McGinnis with an AV Preeminent* peer review rating. This is the highest rating available from the prominent organization, presented to attorneys reflecting high legal capability and ethical standards. 

Active in the legal community, Mr. McGinnis holds leadership positions in the Irish American Bar Association of Los Angeles and belongs to the State Bar of Arizona and The State Bar of California. He is a former chairman of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Taxation Section and serves on the University of California, Riverside, Alumni Association Board of Directors.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Tax: Business
Focus Areas

Tax Law


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2022

About Patrick E. McGinnis

First Admitted: 1976, Arizona

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member, Southern California District, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division - Laguna Niguel, Legal Advisor
  • Member, Board of Governors, UC Riverside Alumni Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • State and Local Tax, Los Angeles County Bar

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Taxation Specialist, California State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization


  • Meritorious Performance Award, Internal Revenue Service, 1986
  • Meritorious Performance Award, Internal Revenue Service, 1988
  • "AV" Rated, Martindale Hubbell, 1996

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Treasurer, Irish-American Bar Association of Los Angeles, 1999
  • Member State Bar of Arizona, 1976
  • President, Board of Governors, Irish-American Bar Association of Los Angeles
  • Past-Chairman, Los Angeles County Bar's, Taxation Section, Procedure and Litigation Committee
  • California, 1987
  • Chief Financial Officer, Irish-American Bar Association of Los Angeles
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Office Location for Patrick E. McGinnis

425 South Beverly Drive
Suite 100
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Phone: 310-277-4285

Fax: 310-277-4507

Last Updated: 7/10/2021

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