PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Pontchartrain Partners, LLC
- CFO, General Counsel
Ajubita, Leftwich, & Salzer, LLC

- Attorney
IRS Criminal Investigation
- Special Agent
Ernst & Young
- Tax Accountant
Entergy Services, Inc.
- Corporate Accountant
Washington CPA Services, LLC
- Certified Public Accountant


Attorney James R. Washington III, CPA

received his law degree, summa cum laude, from Loyola University College of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, where he earned numerous law excellence awards, was a member of Moot Court and the Loyola Law Review, and was named the 2006-07 Outstanding Law Review Candidate of the Year.


Prior to graduating from law school, Mr. Washington received his B.S. in Accounting from Southern University A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His work experience includes four years as a Special Agent with the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation. He has also worked as a tax accountant for Ernst & Young; a corporate accountant for Entergy Services, Inc.; an adjunct law professor for Loyola University College of Law; an adjunct  tax professor for Southern University New Orleans; and as an attorney at the law firm of Ajubita, Leftwich, & Salzer, LLC.


While at Loyola College of Law, Mr. Washington’s article, Department of Justice v. Business Entities: The War of Privilege, was published in the Loyola Law Review, 54 Loy. L. Rev. 505. After graduating law school, Mr. Washington served as the Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Carl J. Barbier, U.S. District Judge Eastern District of Louisiana. Mr. Washington has passed the Certified Internal Auditor’s Exam and is licensed to practice law in Louisiana and Georgia.


Mr. Washington’s practice focuses on tax controversy, white collar crime investigations, and commercial litigation. He has represented individuals in the United States Tax Court, the United States Federal Court of Claims, and various other state and federal courts. Mr. Washington has also represented individuals before the State Board of CPAs, Bankruptcy Court, and other administrative bodies.

PROFESSOR, LECTURER, AUTHOR
Adjunct Professor
Loyola University College of Law (2013-2017)
Southern University of New Orleans (2003-2005)

Speaking Engagements
2012 LSBA Summer School:
Medicaid Tests and Planning in Louisiana
2013 LSBA Summer School:
Tax Implications of Divorce

Publications

Department of Justice v. Business Entities:
The War of Privilege,
54 Loy. L. Rev. 505
Tax and Financial Planning in 2012:
Betting on the House?
,
AICPA – The Tax Adviser,
Vol. 43, No. 12, Dec. 2012.

ACTIVITIES/AFFILIATIONS

Louisiana Trial Blazers;

Eastern District of Louisiana Criminal Justice Act Panel;

American Bar Association,

Criminal Tax Fraud and

Tax Controversy Section;

Louisiana Association for Justice;

Jefferson Parish Bar Association;

American Bar Association, Tax Section;

2012 Program Chair, State of Louisiana –

Louisiana Bar Association, Tax Section;

2013 Program Chair, New Orleans Area –
Louisiana Bar Association, Tax Section;

and

2017 Chair, State of Louisiana –

Louisiana Bar Association, Tax Section.


EDUCATION
Loyola University College of Law, New Orleans, LA
- Top 5%, summa cum laude
- Member of Law Review
- Member of Moot Court
Southern University,
Baton Rouge, LA

- B.S. Accounting
CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed Attorney
- Louisiana
- Georgia
Licensed Certified Public Accountant
- Louisiana
Passed the Certified Internal Auditor Examination