Outstanding Texas Tax Lawyer


The Texas Tax Section Congratulates the 2021 Outstanding Texas Tax Lawyer Mary McNulty

The Texas Tax Section has selected Mary A. McNulty, Partner at the Dallas office of Thompson & Knight LLP, as the 2021 Outstanding Texas Tax Lawyer. Mary has represented taxpayers for more than 30 years in IRS audits, appeals, and tax litigation, with an emphasis on Federal tax procedural issues and partnership audits. She has significant expertise in partnership tax issues relating to private equity, energy, real estate, and exempt organizations.
In addition to providing superior service to her clients, Mary also applies her unwavering commitment to excellence to her involvement in professional organizations. She has served in several leadership positions for the Tax Section, including serving as Chair from 2011- 2012. She currently serves on the Law360 Tax Editorial Advisory Board, as well as on the Board of Regents for the American College of Tax Counsel (5th Circuit Regent). Mary is a frequent author and speaker on technical tax topics and has mentored countless tax attorneys.
Mary is also dedicated to community service, as evidenced by her involvement with multiple civic and charitable organizations. She has served on the Board of The Family Place, Business Council for the Arts, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and the American Cancer Society.
Mary graduated cum laude from SMU Dedman School of Law, and received a Bachelor of Business Administration with highest honors from the University of Notre Dame. She is a Certified Public Accountant and admitted to several courts, including the U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Supreme Court; Courts of Appeals in the Federal, Fifth, and Tenth Circuits; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
Whether it is her work for clients, professional and charitable organizations, or her leadership positions at Thompson & Knight, Mary has only one way of doing things, which is with excellence. One of her mentees has affectionately nicknamed this commitment to excellence the “Mary Method.” Mary is an extraordinary attorney who has richly contributed to the tax field, her community, and her firm. We are pleased to bestow this award on Mary in recognition of her excellence.


Past Outstanding Texas Tax Lawyer Honorees

We are pleased to recognize and provide more information about our previous honorees:
2020    David G. Glickman
2019    William H. Caudill and William P. Streng
2018    Cynthia Morgan Ohlenforst
2017    William D. ("Bill") Elliott
2016    Louise Hytken
2015    Sander Shapiro
2014    Hon. Juan F. Vasquez 
2013    Ira B. Shepard  (deceased)
2012    Emily Parker 
2011    Stanley M. Johanson
2010    Charles O. Galvin (deceased)
2009    Stanley L. Blend
2008    Steve Salch  (deceased)
2007    Buford P. Berry  (deceased)
2007    Ron Kalteyer (deceased)
2006    Charles Hall
2003    Vester T. Hughes, Jr. (deceased)


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