L. Paige Marvel

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Paige Marvel
Judge of the United States Tax Court
Assumed office
December 3, 2014
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Herself
In office
April 6, 1998 – April 6, 2013
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Lawrence Wright
Succeeded by Herself
Personal details
Born (1949-12-06) December 6, 1949 (age 67)
Easton, Maryland, U.S.
Alma mater University of Maryland, Baltimore

L. Paige Marvel (born December 6, 1949) is an Article I federal judge for the United States Tax Court.

Early life and education[edit]

Marvel was born in Maryland and graduated magna cum laude from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland (now the Notre Dame of Maryland University) in 1971.[1] She earned her J.D. with honors from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1974, where she was awarded Order of the Coif, a member of the Maryland Law Review and of the Moot Court Board.

Judicial career[edit]

Tax Court[edit]

Marvel was appointed by President Bill Clinton as Judge, United States Tax Court, on April 6, 1998, for a term ending April 5, 2013. On April 6, 2013, Marvel took senior status. She was subsequently re-nominated to the position by President Barack Obama for an additional fifteen-year term on July 30, 2013.[2] On January 15, 2014, Marvel testified before the Senate Finance Committee, "detailed her experiences during her first term as a Tax Court judge and said that if confirmed, she would continue to approach cases with an "open mind and a commitment to justice.""[3] On February 4, 2014, the Senate Finance Committee "approved the nominations of Tamara W. Ashford and L. Paige Marvel to serve as U.S. Tax Court judges."[4] On November 20, 2014, the United States Senate Senate has confirmed her by voice vote to a second 15-year term. She assumed office for a second term on December 3, 2014. On June 1, 2016 Marvel became Chief Judge of the Tax Court.[5]

Professional career[edit]

  • 1988-1998: Partner, Venable, Baetjer & Howard L.L.P."
  • 1986-1988: Shareholder, Melnicove, Kaufman, Weiner, Smouse & Garbis
  • 1985-1986: Shareholder, Garbis, Marvel & Junghans
  • 1976-1985: Shareholder, Garbis & Schwait
  • 1974-1976: Associate, Garbis & Schwait[1]

Awards and associations[edit]


  • 1996-2003: Loyola/Notre Dame Library, Inc. Board of Trustees
  • 1996-1998: Fellow and former Regent, American College of Tax Counsel
  • 1996-1998: Board of Governors, Maryland State Bar Association
  • 1995-2001: University of Maryland Law School Board of Visitors
  • 1993-1995: Vice-Chair, ABA Section of Taxation, Committee Operations
  • 1990-1998: Co-editor, Procedure Department, The Journal of Taxation
  • 1989-1991: Member, Commissioner's Review Panel on IRS Integrity
  • 1989-1992: ABA Council Director
  • 1988-1990: Board of Governors, Maryland State Bar Association
  • 1988-1998: Advisor, ALI Restatement of Law Third-The Law Governing Lawyers
  • 1986–Present: Advisory Committee, University of Baltimore Graduate Tax Program
  • 1984-1990: Section Council, Federal Bar Association, Section of Taxation
  • 1985-1987: Section Council, Federal Bar Association, Section of Taxation
  • 1982-1983: Chair, Taxation Section
  • 1981-1987: Member and Chair, Procedure Subcommittee, Commission to Revise the Annotated Code of Maryland, (Tax Provisions)
  • 1978-1981: Member, Advisory Commission to the Maryland State Department of Economic and Community Development[1]


  • 2002: 1st Annual Tax Excellence Award, Maryland State Bar Assn. Tax Section
  • 1998: Maryland's Top 100 Women for 1998
  • 1995: ABA Tax Section's Distinguished Service Award
  • 1991-1998: Best Lawyers in America
  • 1982-1983: MSBA Distinguished Service Award[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d U.S. Tax Court biography of L. Paige Marvel from the Internet Archive.
  2. ^ "President Obama Nominates L. Paige Marvel to the United States Tax Court". US White House, Office of the Press Secretary. 30 July 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Shreve, Meg (February 2014). "FINANCE COMMITTEE APPROVES ASHFORD AND MARVEL FOR TAX COURT". Tax Notes Today. 2014 TNT 25-5. 
  5. ^ "United States Tax Court: Press Releases". www.ustaxcourt.gov. Retrieved 2017-02-15. 

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "http://www.ustaxcourt.gov/judges/marvel.htm".

Legal offices
Preceded by
Lawrence Wright
Judge of the United States Tax Court
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Judge of the United States Tax Court