Joseph Robert Goeke

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Joseph Robert Goeke (born 1950 in Kentucky) is a senior judge of the United States Tax Court.

Goeke received his B.S., cum laude, from Xavier University in 1972, and his J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1975, where he was inducted into the Order of the Coif.

He worked as a trial attorney for the Internal Revenue Service from 1975-1988, for five years in New Orleans and then in Cincinnati, earning two promotions. He then left public service to become a partner, in the law firm of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, in Chicago.

On April 22, 2003, Goeke was appointed by President George W. Bush as Judge, United States Tax Court, for a term ending April 21, 2018. He assumed senior status on April 21, 2018, but continues to perform judicial duties as Senior Judge on recall.

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