Douglas W. Charnas
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  • Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., Taxation, 1983)
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law (J.D., 1978)
  • Ohio University (A.B., Government, summa cum laude, 1975)
    Phi Beta Kappa, Honors Tutorial College


Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia 1985
  • Ohio 1978
  • Virginia 2020
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • The Best Lawyers in America® (Tax Law), 2021
  • Chambers USA, District of Columbia, Tax, 2018–2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated Attorney
  • Recipient, Georgetown University Vicennial Medal, 2012
  • Recipient, Incentive Award for High Quality Performance, Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, 1982



  • American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Member
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Member
  • European-American Cultural Foundation, Founding Board Member, Secretary, and Treasurer
  • J. Edgar Murdock Inn of Court (U.S. Tax Court), Secretary and Treasurer
  • Washington, DC Subchapter S Study Group, Founder


  • S&R Foundation, Director, Secretary, and General Counsel, 2001-present
  • Ohio University Honors Tutorial College Board of Visitors, Former Member and Secretary, 2005-2012
  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Regional Vice President, Alumni Affairs, 1989-2005
  • James J. Norris Foundation for Migrants and Refugees, Secretary and General Counsel, 1995-present
  • St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, Young Adult League, President, 1985-1987

Outside the Office

Outside of the legal realm, Doug sits on the board of directors of a local science and arts foundation, and runs the European-American Cultural Foundation, which he formed at the request of, and in conjunction with, the Delegation of the European Union to the United States. He is a car hobbyist who also enjoys keeping up with the latest music and doing yard work and gardening with his wife.