August 13, 2020

Cassidy Applauds Senate Confirmation of Louisiana’s Christian Weiler to US Tax Court

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today celebrated the confirmation of Christian Weiler from New Orleans as judge on the United States Tax Court. The U.S. Senate confirmed Weiler by voice vote. Weiler’s term runs for 15 years.

“Christian Weiler’s experience in tax law makes him an exceptional choice to be on the Tax Court,” said Dr. Cassidy. “I applaud the Senate for confirming him today as judge and am confident he will serve our nation faithfully. To my knowledge, he is the first from Louisiana to serve on the Tax Court. Congratulations to him and his family.”

The Tax Court provides a national forum to quickly resolve disputes between taxpayers and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Only 19 judges from across the United States serve on the court.President Trump announced he would appoint Weiler to the Tax Court on November 6, 2019.

Weiler graduated with an Accounting degree from LSU and a Masters of Law in Taxation from Southern Methodist University. He obtained his law degree from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans. He is certified as a tax law specialist by the Louisiana State Board of Legal Specialization and serves as the Programming Chair for the Louisiana State Bar Tax Section.

Weiler is a partner at Weiler & Rees in New Orleans and Covington and has been recognized as a top-rated tax attorney in New Orleans by Super Lawyers and New Orleans Magazine. He is a volunteer attorney for the Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Clinic. He has been recognized for multiple outstanding pro bono service awards for Louisiana’s indigent population. Weiler is active in the New Orleans community as a board member for the Boys and Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans, Children Neuromuscular Foundation of Louisiana, and Louise T. Fein Memorial Foundation. He is married with four children.