The University of Houston Law Center Faculty

Larry  Campagna

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Larry is a shareholder with Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams and Aughtry, in Houston, Texas.  His practice concentrates on federal, state and local tax controversies, both civil and criminal.  He also teaches a course in the law of tax crimes and money laundering as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Law Center.  Larry is a co-author of the casebook Tax Crimes published by Lexis-Nexis.  He also serves on the Advisory Board of Editors of the Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure


Larry received his B.A. (with High Honors and Special Honors in Plan II) and J.D. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.  He currently serves the American Bar Association Section of Taxation as a member of Council and as a member of the Committee on Appointments to the Tax Court.  He previously served as Chair of the Committee on Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties, as Chair of a Task Force on Offshore Credit Card Cases, as Chair of the Committee on Employment Taxes, and as a subcommittee chair for IRS Investigations and Procedures.  His major cases include:  representing the first taxpayer to be awarded attorney’s fees by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; serving as lead counsel in one of the largest project cases in the history of the United States Tax Court; and successfully defending a "Final Four" accounting firm in a large tax malpractice case. 


In 1995, Larry was unanimously inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel.   Best Lawyers in America recently named Larry its 2014 Lawyer of the Year for Tax Litigation and Controversy in Houston, and Texas Monthly magazine repeatedly has named Larry one of its “Texas Superlawyers,”  His practice also has been highly ranked by Chambers USA and The Legal 500.  He is the proud father of a twenty-one year old son who long ago learned to stuff his father’s jump shot