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  • LL.B., University of Virginia School of Law, 1953, Phi Beta Kappa, Order of the Coif
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 1944

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals

Other Professional Affiliations

Lecturer in Taxation, University of Virginia School of Law, 1960-1981

Douglas D. Drysdale

Founding Member, Washington, D.C.


Douglas D. Drysdale, a Founding Member of Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered, retired from the firm in 2013. As a practicing attorney, Mr. Drysdale represented clients for approximately 50 years, primarily in tax matters. His practice emphasized counseling high-net-worth individuals, especially those with wealth centered in closely-held business interests, and advising tax-exempt organizations and their related persons on difficult tax issues. For more than twenty years, he taught at the University of Virginia School of Law on the procedural aspects of tax practice. Mr. Drysdale served as a mentor and role model to generations of Caplin & Drysdale attorneys and law students.

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