Mary Ann Cohen

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Mary Ann Cohen is a Senior Judge of the United States Tax Court.

Cohen was born in New Mexico. She attended public schools in Los Angeles before earning a B.S. from UCLA in 1964 and a J.D. from the University of Southern California Law School in 1967. Cohen then practiced law in Los Angeles with the law firm of Abbott & Cohen.

Cohen was appointed by Ronald Reagan as Judge, United States Tax Court, on September 24, 1982, for a term ending September 23, 1997. She served as Chief Judge from June 1, 1996 to September 23, 1997, and was reappointed by Bill Clinton on November 7, 1997, for a term ending November 6, 2012. She served again as Chief Judge from November 7, 1997 to May 31, 2000. She took senior status on October 1, 2012. Barack Obama nominated Tamara W. Ashford of Virginia to the U.S. Senate for a fifteen-year term, to succeed her.[1]

Memberships and activities[edit]

  • American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, and Continuing Legal Education activities.
  • Received Dana Latham Memorial Award from Los Angeles County Bar Association Taxation Section, May 30, 1997
  • Jules Ritholz Memorial Merit Award from ABA Tax Section Committee on Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties, 1999.


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