Cari Lyn B. Pierce

Cari Lyn B. Pierce


Fairfax, Virginia
Cari Lyn B. Pierce


  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
    • Juris Doctor - May, 1993
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Law Review: Georgia Law Review, Notes Editor and Editorial Board
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude) - June, 1988
    • Honors: Women’s Varsity Soccer
    • Honors: Women’s Varsity Softball
    • Major: Geological Sciences

Cari Lyn Pierce is an associate handling business formation, nonprofit organizations, and tax-exempt applications. She has experience in tax controversies, representing individuals and small businesses before the IRS and other tax authorities. Cari Lyn has helped numerous taxpayers come into compliance with federal and state tax laws. She has successfully negotiated favorable results for elderly and disadvantaged taxpayers with the IRS. She ably assists clients with lien and levy issues and represents taxpayers before the IRS in appeals and due process hearings. She is skilled at understanding each client's special circumstances allowing her to be the best advocate she can for every client. Cari Lyn also has experience in estate administration and serving as conservator.

Cari Lyn is involved in her community. She volunteered extensively on local Boards handling issues related to local development and historic preservation. She is involved with Scouting organizations, and served as a Girl Scout leader and a Venturing adviser with Boy Scouts. Cari Lyn enjoys hiking, quilting, fishing, and gardening.

Practice Areas

  • Tax Controversy
  • Individual and Small Business Tax Compliance
  • Small Business Formation
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Conservatorship

Professional Associations Memberships

  • Fairfax County Bar Association, Member
  • Fairfax County Bar Association, Tax Section, Member
  • American Bar Association: Taxation Section
  • American Bar Association: Real Property, Trust and Estate Law

Pro Bono Activities

  • Heritage Preservation Review Board, Town of Herndon, VA, 2007 - 2014
  • Architectural Review Board, Town of Herndon, VA, 2010 - 2014
  • Historical Marker Committee, Town of Herndon, VA, Appointed 2015
  • Community Tax Law Project

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1993
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Virginia