In Uncategorized on 10/02/2018 at 12:50

Were I a punster (Heaven forfend!) I might suggest we sing a chorus of Das Lied von der Urda to welcome the newest designee to the Tax Court bench, Judge Patrick J. Urda.

The Tax Court website, apparently taken unaware by Judge Urda’s appointment last week, has no biography, so I will crib one from the Internet to try to make amends for the first sentence hereinabove set forth.

Judge Patrick J. Urda, was born August 29, 1976, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in classics, summa cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. He spent three years in private practice and clerked for Judge Daniel Anthony Manion on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Note Judge Albert G (“Scholar Al”) Lauber is also an honors graduate in classics.

Judge Urda served as counsel to the Deputy Assistant Attorney General in DOJ Tax Division, litigated over eighty (count ‘em, eighty) tax appeals, appearing in all CCAs, appeared before the Supremes, and was a five-time winner of DOJ Tax Division’s distinguished attorney award. He received IRS’ Michael Rogovin award.

Let’s all give a hearty welcome to Judge Patrick J. (“Scholar Pat”) Urda. I look forward to great opinions.

  1. You should have had a link to the melody…


  2. Sorry, all performances are copyrighted.


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