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Eric Hagenswold



For almost 25 years, Eric has been litigating state and local tax disputes and solving taxpayers’ state and local tax problems. He represents clients regarding assessments and refund claims involving most of the major state and local taxes. Eric is based in Texas, but he has represented clients regarding state and local tax issues in more than 30 states. He has successfully litigated hundreds of  cases in trial courts, appellate courts, and administrative proceedings before taxing authorities. Because of his success as a litigator, Eric is often able to settle or resolve disputes with taxing authorities allowing his clients to achieve favorable outcomes without the costs of litigation.

In addition to his litigation practice, Eric assists clients with tax advice and obtaining private letter rulings. Eric speaks on state and local tax topics at seminars for corporate tax professionals such as the Council on State Taxation, the Institute for Professionals in Taxation, the Texas Society of CPAs, and the Tax Executives Institute.

  • Austin College, B.A., English and Political Science, 1992 magna cum laude
  • University of Texas School of Law, 1997 with honors

  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Texas Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court

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