Omeed Firouzi

Practice Professor of Law
Director of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

Omeed Firouzi is a Practice Professor of Law and Director of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic.

Prior to joining Temple Law, Professor Firouzi was a staff attorney in the Taxpayer Support Clinic at Philadelphia Legal Assistance. There, he represented dozens of workers who were misclassified, by their employers, as independent contractors and thus owed more in taxes, and got fewer benefits, than they were due. He also represented many other low-income Philadelphians in IRS tax controversies. Professor Firouzi also served as an American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Taxation Christine A. Brunswick Public Service Fellow from 2018 to 2020, focusing on worker misclassification.

In addition to leading Temple’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, Professor Firouzi conducts research and writes on taxation, tax procedure, and worker classification. He remains active in public service and is a 2023-2024 Nolan Fellow for the ABA Tax Section, where he is also a vice chair of the ABA Tax Section Pro Bono and Tax Clinics Committee. He is a 2020 “Bar Star” award recipient from both the Tax Section and the Young Lawyers’ Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Professor Firouzi also produces a podcast, Tax Justice Warriors, and is an occasional author on Procedurally Taxing. He holds a J.D. from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law where he earned the Dorothy Day Award for pro bono service and Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from The George Washington University where he earned the Baer Award for Individual Excellence.


J.D. (Philadelphia Bar Association Public Interest Section Law Student Award, Dorothy Day Award for Pro Bono Service), Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, 2018
B.A., Political Science (Baer Award for Individual Excellence, Wall of Fame Award), The George Washington University, 2015

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