Linda Love Vines

Professor of Practice


    Linda Love Vines joined the tax clinical faculty in January 2003 as a Reuchlein Clinical Teaching Fellow. She was awarded her LL.M in Taxation in 1994 and her J.D. in 1990 from Villanova University School of Law, and her B.S. in Accounting in 1987 from Villanova University. She was a Senior Attorney in Tax Litigation in the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service. As an IRS attorney, Linda managed a large inventory of docketed and non-docketed cases. She litigated civil fraud and other civil income tax cases before the United States Tax Court. She prepared defense letters for refund litigation suits for referral to the Department of Justice, and memoranda to the United States Attorney’s Office recommending prosecution in criminal tax cases. She provided ongoing legal assistance to the IRS in cases under examination and reviewed proposed statutory notices of deficiency in cases involving complex issues. Served as Counsel liaison to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.

Practice Experience

  • Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service
  • Joined the faculty in 2003
Professor Linda Love Vines

Office: Rm 134, Law School Building
Phone: 610-519-3061
Fax: 610-519-6472


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Courses and Seminars

  • Tax Clinic


Villanova University School of Law, JD

Villanova University