John S. Pontius

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Top Rated Tax Attorney in Rockville, MD

Pontius Tax Law, LLC
 | 199 East Montgomery Avenue, Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-719-0774
Fax: 888-955-0717
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Tax: Business (20%),
  • Tax: Consumer (80%)
Attorney Profile

John Samuels Pontius, Jr. is the founder of Pontius Tax Law, LLC, in Rockville, Maryland.  Mr. Pontius represents individual and business clients with sensitive and serious tax matters before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities. His client base is local, national and international. 

Mr. Pontius regularly represents businesses and individuals with complex tax issues in the following areas: FBAR examinations, offshore disclosures, FATCA, tax planning, unfiled tax returns, release of tax liens and levies, trust fund recovery penalty, IRS and state audit examinations as well as Appeals, and penalty abatement. 

Mr. Pontius has been licensed to practice law since 2005. He is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia and before federal courts, including the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and the U.S. Tax Court.

Mr. Pontius is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar. He also belongs to the tax sections of the American Bar Association and Federal Bar Association and is co-chair of the tax section of the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in economics from Gettysburg College, Mr. Pontius obtained his law degree from Widener University Commonwealth Law School. During law school, he was a member of the Trial Advocacy Honor Society. He also holds a Master of Laws degree in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.

Mr. Pontius previously interned for a U.S. Tax Court Judge and served as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Army. He also worked as an associate and senior associate at private Maryland and Virginia-based firms.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Tax (20%): Tax Law

Tax (80%): Tax Law

Focus Areas

Tax Law


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Rising Stars: 2015 - 2020

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Admitted: 2005, Maryland


Educational Background:

  • Gettysburg College, B.A. in Economics
  • Widener University Commonwealth Law School, J.D.

Industry Groups

  • International Tax
  • Tax
  • Tax Controversy
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Office Location for John S. Pontius

199 East Montgomery Avenue
Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 240-719-0774

Fax: 888-955-0717

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Last Updated: 6/10/2019

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