Attorney Profile


John Ellsworth, Esq

As a trial attorney with 40 years of experience, John Ellsworth, founder of Ellsworth Law Group, has dedicated his firm to serving the public good by preventing the IRS from running over people, sometimes by good old fashioned accountability in court. Mr. Ellsworth knows from experience that imposing tax rules against IRS agents improves society by making it difficult for the IRS to violate the rules that are meant to protect us. Those Tax Court case results constitute consequences for unreasonable and sometimes flagrant conduct.John graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and went on to earn a Juris Doctor with advanced study in Taxation.

With over 35 years practical experience in complex forensic accounting, John has handled 1000s of personal, business and corporate audits, negotiated many successful offers in compromise and has had experience in international taxation including offshore entities and controlled foreign corporations.

John Ellsworth is licensed to practice law in several states and before the U.S. Court of Appeals as well as the United States Tax Court. He is a member of the State Bars of several states, the American Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice (AAJ), formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA). John serves as a Military attorney and assists U.S. service members and their families in need of legal assistance.

John Ellsworth is admitted to practice before the IRS Nationwide:

Lawyers can be admitted to practice before the IRS on a nationwide basis. John Ellsworth has met their requirements for membership in that group of tax lawyers who are admitted to represent you with the IRS. Where you the taxpayer live never does matter in tax help terms, as we will often turn face-to-face audits into letter audits and we will very often transfer face-to-face audits from your town to a different location better for us since you will not have to appear personally.  The same is true for IRS debt issues: John practices nationwide, representing taxpayers from California to New York, and helping to solve tax collection issues with such devices as installment agreements, Offers In Compromise, Innocent Spouse relief, and Currently not Collectible status.  John can quickly help with IRS wage garnishments, IRS bank account levies, and IRS tax audits no matter where you live.

Mr Ellsworth is a member of the following Bar Associations:

Chicago Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin
State Bar of Illinois
State Bar of Colorado
American Bankruptcy Institute
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
American Bar Association
American Association for Justice

Mr Ellsworth is admitted to practice law in the following state courts:

All Courts within Illinois and Colorado, including Trial Courts and Appellate Courts
Court of Appeals of the State of Illinois
Supreme Court of Illinois
Supreme Court of Colorado
United States District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
United States District Court Western District of Wisconsin
United States Federal District Court Northern District of Illinois
United States Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Illinois

Mr Ellsworth is admitted to practice law in the following federal courts:

Supreme Court of the United States
United States Tax Court
U.S. Court of Appeals