Hi, I'm John Harrington, Tax Controversy Attorney

I have been an attorney for over 20 years. For the last 11 years I have been solely dedicated to representing individuals and business with tax problems. I am also have an Enrolled Agent certificate. An Enrolled Agent is a person who has earned the privilege of representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service by passing a three-part comprehensive IRS test covering individual and business taxes. Over the past 11 years, I successfully represented taxpayers owing tens of millions of dollars in federal and state taxes and was able to save clients millions of dollars.

I offer free initial consultations where I’ll review your info, determine what you qualify for and set up a plan for you. Come see me, I will save you money because I will tell you up front if you qualify or not for particular program. Many places require a fee (often over $500) to pull IRS account transcripts and meet with an individual who is not an attorney. I will assist you in getting these for free! Additionally, our consultation is covered by attorney-client privilege.

What Makes My Legal Practice Different

Specific Focus On Resolving Your Tax Problems

Tax problems are legal problems. You need someone who can communicate with the IRS, is familiar with the IRS' rules and regulations, and can advocate for you.

Livingston County Local

Able to provide comfortable face to face consultations. John lives in Brighton with his wife and children. For non-local clients, John arranges telephone consultations.

Attorney And IRS Enrolled Agent

Not only is John a tax controversy attorney, he also has an Enrolled Agent certificate. John is allowed to represent anyone, anywhere in the United States before the IRS.

Cost Conscious

John understands that clients with tax problems need flexibility to afford representation. Accordingly, John offers fixed prices and payment arrangements on his attorney's fees.

My Tax Law Philosophy

My top priority is providing outstanding legal representation with a personal touch. I do this by using my years experience to foster and build trust with my clients. I am able to offer a full range of tax resolution options (including bankruptcy) to clients at a reasonable cost, including the use of flexible payment options and flat fees. I value each client and seek to benefit them with my experience and expertise. Unlike non-attorney tax representatives, my representation of each client is covered by attorney-client privilege

Services Offered

Offers in Compromise

Allows qualified taxpayers to settle with IRS for a lesser amount than what is owed. Most States have Offers in Compromise as well.

Installment Agreements

Agreements include: Streamlined, Partial Payment, and plans set at your monthly collectability.

Tax Levy and Tax Lien Releases

I can assist you with the removal of IRS and State tax liens, bank levies and wage garnishments.


Income taxes may be discharged in a bankruptcy as long as certain rules are met.

Business Formations

The formation of the correct business entity can stop tax problems before they occur. I can advise you as to the pros and cons of the various business entities and we can discuss what entity would be the best for your situation.

Tax Help & Resolution

Are your wages being garnished? Has a tax lien has been filed against you? Are you missing tax returns? Being audited? Received a letter from the IRS? State tax concerns? Proper legal representation is key to getting the best results.

Contact John Today for a Free Consultation at:

1-810-844-1509 or visit our contact page

The Law Office of John D. Harrington, Esq., EA accepts the following methods of payment: