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Leslie L. Shields - Knoxville, TN

800 South Gay StreetSuite 2500 Knoxville, TN 37929- 9702

Updated: 02/06/2020

Knoxville Civil and criminal tax controversies Lawyer


Ms. Shields is currently Special Counsel with Kramer Rayson LLP and a Fellow of the Knoxville Bar Foundation. For more than thirty-eight years, her law practice has been devoted primarily to representing taxpayers and preparers in civil and criminal tax controversies throughout the southeastern United States, including, but not limited to, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Michigan, Virginia, Texas, Colorado and California...

About Leslie L. Shields

Practice Areas

  • Civil and criminal tax controversies

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Of Counsel


Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Other Affiliations

  • Tax Executive Council of the Tax Section of the TBA
  • Tax Liaison Committee
  • Knoxville Bar Association (Member)
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Tax and Probate Sections (Member)
  • American Bar Association, Tax Section (Member)
  • Knoxville Estate Planning Council (Member)
  • Executive Committee of the Tax Section of the Tennessee Bar Association, 2009 - 2011 (Member)
  • Executive Committee of the Tax Section of the Tennessee Bar Association, 2011 - Present (Chair)
  • Internal Revenue Service for the Tennessee Bar Association, 2009 - 2010 (Liaison)


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Emory University
  • The Webb School

Pro Bono Activities

  • Fellow, Knoxville Bar Foundation

Classes and Seminars

  • Invitee, United States Tax Court Judicial Conference, 2003



  • Knoxville's Top Attorney in Tax Law and Income Tax IRS Resolutions, City View Magazine
  • Rated as Distinguished by Martindale Hubbell

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Office Information


800 South Gay StreetSuite 2500 Knoxville, TN 37929- 9702


  • 865-522-5723

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