Kathleen Donelan-Maher
Of Counsel




Kathleen Donelan-Maher, JD, CPA, MBA, is both a tax attorney and certified public accountant (CPA). She utilizes her technical knowledge and ability to work with government agencies to help clients resolve their tax controversy issues. She is also experienced in tax planning and compliance matters for individuals and businesses. Kathleen especially enjoys helping clients demystify and resolve their foreign tax issues.

Kathleen has earned the designation of Certified Legal Specialist in Taxation Law, the highest designation awarded an attorney in California, thereby broadening her tax knowledge and qualifications and augmenting her abilities as an accountant.

Kathleen is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountings (AICPA), and the California State Bar. Before joining Dallo Law Group, Kathleen was a partner with a tax law controversy firm in Sacramento. She has also taught accountancy at the University of Notre Dame and the University of California, Davis.

With a rare combination of skills as a tax attorney with significant experience in foreign and domestic tax law compliance, as a certified public accountant, and as a certified legal specialist in taxation, Kathleen is uniquely qualified to help you resolve your taxation challenges. She can be reached by email at kdmaher@dallolawgroup.com or through the firm’s website at www.dallolawgroup.com.

When not helping her clients solve their tax challenges, Kathleen enjoys travel, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.


Kathleen graduated from McGeorge School of Law, with distinction; she earned a Masters of Business Administration in Taxation, with high honors, from the University of Notre Dame; and she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration of Accountancy, with honors, from the University of Louisville. Kathleen began her academic career at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.


  • Certified Tax Law Specialist (State Bar of California)
  • Certified Public Accountant (California)

Awards and Recognitions

  • University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza Graduate Alumni Board (2015-2021)

Court Admissions

  • United States Tax Court
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California

Speaking Engagements & Publications

  • Presenter, Pincus Review Course for the Certified Legal Specialist in Tax Taxation examination

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Bar Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Taxation Section of the California Bar Association
  • Women In Tax Section of the California Bar Association
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants