About Jack

About Attorney A. Jack Fishman

Jack Fishman the only attorney east of the Mississippi that is a retired IRS agent and practices tax law.  Attorney Jack Fishman has over 25 years of service with the Internal Revenue Service giving him extensive insider knowledge of the Internal Revenue Service, the IRS Code and the IRS’s policies and procedures.

Professional Experience

October 6, 1997 – Present

Sole Practitioner law practice limited to the defense of tax controversies, alleged money laundering, asset forfeitures, and general fraud issues

December 13, 1971- October 2, 1997

Special Agent, Criminal Investigation Division (formerly Intelligence Division) Internal Revenue Service, United States Department of the Treasury. Formerly assigned to the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.
United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Georgia.

Responsibilities: Conducted complex tax fraud investigations, assisted other federal and state agencies in the financial investigation of major narcotic distributors, seized assets for forfeiture, conducted major money laundering investigations, assisted in the prosecution (both criminal and civil) of major violators.

Professional Training

1997     Advanced Special Agent Training     Glynco, GA

1991     Advanced Asset Forfeiture Training Conference.
National Office of the United States Attorney     Atlanta, GA

1989     International Drug Conference Institute     Ft. Lauderdale, FL

1985     Physical Fitness Specialist School Institute for Aerobics Research     Dallas, TX

1982     Instructor, Proficiency Level I Federal Law Enforcement Training Center     Glynco, GA

1980     Basic Instructor Training     Atlanta, GA

1972     Treasury Law Enforcement School     Washington, DC

1972     Special Agent Basic School     Washington, DC

1972     Basic Income Tax Law     Washington, DC


1971 Augusta College, Augusta, GA

Bachelor of Business Administration
Major: Management/Accounting
(Graduated upper 25%)

1977 Woodrow Wilson College of Law, Atlanta, GA

Juris Doctor – Member of Georgia Bar since 1978
(concurrently was employed full time as a Special Agent with the Criminal Investigation Division, Internal Revenue Service).

Teaching Assignments

1998 to 2002 Part time Instructor – Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

1988 Financial Investigation School, Asheville, NC
Drug Enforcement Administration

1985 Legal Branch (3-month assignment) Glynco, GA
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

1982 Special Agent On-the-Job Training Task Force, Washington, DC

1981 Introductory Special Agent Training School, Glynco, GA
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

1980 Financial Investigative Techniques, Glynco, GA
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

1979 Special Agent Intermediate School, Glynco, GA
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

Awards and Commendations

1986 Assistant Commissioner’s Award (Criminal Investigation Division – Internal Revenue Service’s highest award).

1989 Federal Employee of the Year for Metropolitan Atlanta

1986 Federal Employee of the Year (Nomination) for Metropolitan Atlanta

1989 International Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association ,
Drug Enforcement Administration Award

1983, 1989, 1992 Internal Revenue Service, Special Achievement Award

1989 (twice), 1992 Drug Enforcement Administration Certificates of Appreciation

1990, 1995 Distinguished Expert Award (Firearms)

Numerous Letters of Commendation

Professional Affiliations

Georgia Bar Association

Taxation Section
Criminal Law Section
Military Law Section

Atlanta Bar Association

Taxation Section
Criminal Law Section
Sole Practitioner Section

Dekalb Bar Association

North Atlanta Tax Council

Association of Former Special Agents of the Internal Revenue Service
Legal Counsel

Military Service

1968 – 1969 United States Army Honorable Discharge

Military Honors

Military Honors Army Commendation Medal with “V” (Valor)
Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal with four bronze stars
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross
Vietnam Campaign Medal
Meritorious Unit Commendation (2 awards)
Expert Qualification – Rifle

Interests and Activities

Atlanta Track Club
Atlanta Track Club Volunteer of the Year 1989
Atlanta Track Club – Race Director

Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association
Board of Directors
– VA Hospital Pro Bono Legal Clinic

Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association Foundation
Foundation – Treasurer

American Red Cross
Very active pheresis blood donor

Buckhead Fifty Club

Hobbies include running, coin collecting and classic car restoration.