William B. Lowrance

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William B. Lowrance


William Lowrance focuses his practice in the areas of tax controversies and conservatorships. Mr. Lowrance has been practicing law since 1970 and has been with the Firm since 2017, having been Of Counsel. Bill uses his strong investigative and legal background to advance the goals of his clients and resolve their legal matters. Mr. Lowrance specializes in tax controversy matters representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service and other state and local tax authorities.

Mr. Lowrance graduated from Delta State University with a Bachelor of the Arts and obtained his law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He was a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1970 to 1973. Bill then served as Special Assistant Attorney General to the Attorney General of Mississippi until 1978. For almost thirty years, Mr. Lowrance was a trial attorney in the office of Chief Counsel Internal Revenue Service. While with Chief Counsel’s office, he litigated domestic and international civil and criminal tax matters, and he conducted special investigations for IRS audits and criminal investigations. Mr. Lowrance likewise advised the United States Department of Justice in civil and criminal tax matters including grand jury investigations and litigation in federal courts. Immediately prior to joining the Firm, Bill had his solo tax practice firm for over ten years.

Mr. Lowrance is licensed to practice in all courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Texas, the State of Mississippi, and before the United States Tax Court. Among other professional associations and memberships, Mr. Lowrance is a member of the Fairfax County Bar Association and has been the Chair of its Tax Section since 2009.

In his spare time, Bill enjoys exercising, yoga, meditation, taking long walks, watching old noir movies, and playing Frisbee with Sammy, his rescue Border Collie. He currently resides in McLean, Virginia.

Media Features

Confidential draft IRS memo says tax returns must be given to Congress unless president invokes executive privilege – The Washington Post

Practice Areas
  • Charitable Organizations
  • Conservatorships
  • Employer Withholding and Trust Fund Penalty
  • Foreign Bank Accounts
  • Gross Receipts Tax/BPOL Tax
  • IRS Civil Audits
  • IRS Installment Agreements
  • IRS Levies and Liens
  • Offers in Compromise
  • Offshore Voluntary Disclosure
  • State and Local Tax
  • Tax Compliance
  • Tax Fraud
  • Tax Litigation
  • Tax Solutions and Resolution
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Unfiled Tax Returns
  • Worker Classification
Professional Associations Memberships
  • Virginia Bar Association, 2008 – Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Tax Section, Chair, 2009 – Present
  • McLean Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Former Member
  • Private Investigators Association of Virginia, Past President
  • Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Community Involvement
  • Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Tax Clinic (2009 to present)
  • Community Tax Law Project (2010 to present)
Bar Admissions
  • Virginia
  • Texas
  • Mississippi
  • United States Tax Court,
  • University of Mississippi School of Law, University, Mississippi
    • J.D. – 1970
  • Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi
    • B.A. – 1967