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Benjamin L. Tompkins - Mission Woods, KS

2000 Shawnee Mission PkwySte. 210 Mission Woods, KS 66205

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Updated: 09/12/2019

Mission Woods Tax controversies Lawyer

About Benjamin L. Tompkins

Practice Areas

  • Tax controversies
  • White collar criminal defense
  • Internal investigations and corporate compliance

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney


Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • California
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Tax and Litigation Section (Member)
  • American Bar Association, Cryptocurrency subcommittee for the Criminal Litigation Committee (Chair)
  • Federal Bar Association, Tax, Litigation and Criminal Law Section (Member)
  • Kansas City Metro Bar Association, Tax Committee (Vice-Chair)


  • The George Washington University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia
    Honors: Member of the Order of the Coif
    Honors: Executive board member of the Trial Court Board
    Honors: With High Honors
    Law Review: The George Washington Law Review, Editor
  • Pepperdine University in Malibu, California
    Honors: cum laude
    Major: History
    Major: Political Science

Past Positions

  • Hon. Stephen H. Glickman of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Judicial Law Clerk
  • U.S. Attorney’s office and Department of Justice Tax Division
  • Los Angeles and Department of Justice Tax Division Trial Attorney, Assistant U.S. Attorney

Classes and Seminars

  • Panelist, Legal Issues Unique to Medical Marijuana, CBD Oil and Cultivation of Cannabis (May 2019)
  • Panelist, Criminal Prosecution of Employment Tax Cases, 35th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and 8th annual National Institute on Tax Controversy (December 2018)
  • Presenter, Nuts & Bolts of a Criminal Tax Case: From Investigation to Sentencing (Oct. 2018 – KCMBA Tax Committee)
  • Panelist, KCMBA’s 45th Annual Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference, Cryptocurrencies: Evolving IRS, CFTC, SEC and DOJ Legal and Regulatory Issues (2018)
  • Panelist, Johnson County Bench Bar, Bankruptcy and Criminal Law — Strange Bedfellows: An examination of criminal consequences for bankruptcy studying the 2017 U.S. v Lindemuth acquittal (2018)
  • Participant, Criminal Tax Workshop, 34rd Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and 7th Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy (2017)
  • Panelist, USD School of Law – RJS Law Tax Controversy Institute, Criminal Tax Workshop – Negotiating a Plea Agreement, Departures, Adjustments, Sentencing Memoranda, and Strategies at Sentencing (2016)
  • Panelist, Local U.S. Trustee Office Bankruptcy Fraud Working Group, U.S. Attorney Office Bankruptcy Fraud Updates (2016)
  • Instructor, National Advocacy Center, Civil Trial Advocacy Course (2013, 2014 and 2015)
  • Presenter, IRS Employee Webinar, Best Practices for Civil Tax Return Preparer Injunction Referrals (2014)
  • Instructor, National Advocacy Center’s Civil Trial Advocacy Course



  • High honor of Department of Justice Outstanding Attorney for six consecutive years, 2008 - 2013

Representative Clients

  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Department of Justice
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Missouri Attorney General

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Office Information


2000 Shawnee Mission PkwySte. 210 Mission Woods, KS 66205

Offers Free Initial Consultation


Accepts Credit Cards




  • Benjamin Tompkins, Department of Treasury and IRS’s March 5, 2019 Policy Statement: New Policy or More of the Same, Inside Basis (Spring 2019)
  • Benjamin Tompkins, United States v. Coinbase: One Year Later, American Bar Association Criminal Litigation Section (Feb. 6, 2019)
  • Benjamin Tompkins, Amendments Give Incentive to Whistleblowers (2018 TXN 15-7), Tax Notes, 179 (April 9, 2018)
  • Benjamin Tompkins, 18 Things to Know about the New Tax Act for 2018, Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City e-newsletter (March 2018)
  • Benjamin Tompkins and Andrew Alexander with Hon. J. Thomas Marten, Tips from the Bench: Cross-Examination, American Bar Association (Feb. 26, 2018)
  • Benjamin Tompkins, Doing More with Less: 2018 IRS-CI Enforcement Priorities (2018 TXN 8-9), Tax Notes, 1039 (Feb. 19, 2018)
  • Benjamin Tompkins, Coinbase customers could soon find themselves in IRS cross-hairs, Accounting Today (Dec. 8, 2017)

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