Tax Attorney Daniel W. Layton

Tax Attorney Daniel W. Layton is the principal of the law firm. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School who has dedicated his career to providing the highest level of representation to his clients in tax audits, appeals, trials, and criminal tax investigations.  His diverse and substantial background in tax comes not only from an advanced degree in the laws of taxation, earned while attending Golden Gate University in San Francisco, but from his time at the beginning of his career as an IRS trial attorney and, later, from his over five years with the U.S. Department of Justice, handling civil and criminal tax cases as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in downtown Los Angeles.

Mr. Layton is a native of Southern California, born in Long Beach.  He currently resides in Fullerton, California, where he and his wife raise two daughters. After leaving the public sector, he opened an Orange County tax law firm due to his desire to support local businesses and people after seeing a need for sophisticated, smart, ethical, and cost-efficient representation in the area.  More than just bringing his breadth of experience to the table, Mr. Layton's clients can expect to be kept informed in plain terms, direct and honest communication, regular updates and availability using modern technology, and attention to their personal needs.

When the chips are down, Mr. Layton's clients can also expect a confident, aggressive, and authoritative voice on their side.  Mr. Layton has substantial courtroom and trial experience in civil and criminal cases, ranging from more than a quarter of a billion dollars to innocent spouse cases.

Mr. Layton has been recognized through the following honors, publications, and awards:

  • Selected for Clients' Choice Award by Avvo
  • Top 100 Lawyers, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2019
  • Chair-Elect of OC Bar Association for 2020
  • Recognized in 2017 by Orange County Bar Association Tax Law Section for Service as 2016 Chair
  • Received a perfect 10.0 "Superb" rating by Avvo every year in private practice
  • Listed as a "top attorney" by Coast magazine in the area of Tax Law in October 2015 issue
  • Among attorneys in Tax Division who were Nominated for the Attorney General’s Award to the Department of Justice by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California
  • Recognized for five years of service in the Department of Justice
  • Recipient of the Internal Revenue Service’s “Bravo!” award
  • Selected as a Victor McQuistion Scholar at the University of Chicago Law School