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John O. Kent (Retired)

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Phone: 800.380.8295
Fax: 310.478.8030

12121 Wilshire Blvd #600
Los Angeles, California 90025


IRS Special Trial Attorney, Office of District Counsel, Los Angeles, California (1972-1994); Federal Administrative Law Judge, Social Security Administration (1994-2004); Sole Practitioner specializing in Social Security Appeals, Federal Tax Controversies, Arbitration and Mediation (2004-2005).

John Kent is a member of the California Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, San Fernando Valley Bar Association, and the Association of Administrative Law Judges.


J.D., University of San Diego , 1971

National Institute of Trial Attorneys, Advanced Trial Advocacy , 1989

National Judicial College, Mediation for Administrative Law Judges, 2003

Los Angeles County Bar Association/Dispute Resolution Services, Inc., Mediation Certification pursuant to the California Dispute Resolution Programs Act of 1986, 2004

B.A., Kansas University , 1964

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice California, 1971
U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Federal District Court, Central Judicial District, California
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
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