There are numerous ways to find a tax lawyer to represent you. Here are some suggestions.
If you need to find a tax lawyer you can usually start looking in Martidale-Hubble Law Directory. It lists lawyers in every state and they are peer review rated. AV is the best rating. You can also look at lawyers.com. It is the web equivalent of the Martindale-Hubble Law Directory. Findlaw is also a good resource. Findlaw and lawyers.com list lawyers by practice area and location.
If that does not work, then you can look in the yellow pages or call the state bar in your state. Most states have a tax bar group. Most lawyers will give you a referral or recommend another lawyer if they are unable to take your case. In addition, if you know a friend or family who has used a lawyer, then you could ask them to help you find a tax lawyer. You may also want to talk to your CPA as he or she may be able to refer you to an experienced tax lawyer. In addition, you can look in the phone book under tax attorneys. In most phone books the lawyers are listed by practice to help you find the right lawyer.
You usually want a lawyer who specializes in tax matters so he or she will be current in the law. Depending upon the facts of your case, a good lawyer can deal with IRS to reduce penalties and interest. It may also be better to use a tax lawyer instead of a tax resolution company or CPA to deal with the IRS because lawyers have the attorney client privilege. The tax lawyer can also appeal your case to tax court. In any event a good tax lawyer will be able to review your financial situation and propose a solution for you. If you are dealing with tax issues, then you should consult a tax attorney regarding the facts of your case.