Lawdragon selects Larry Campagna for 2023 Hall of Fame Class
Larry Campagna, the managing shareholder for Chamberlain Hrdlicka, was inducted into the 2023 class of the Lawdragon Hall of Fame. All 45 inductees from across the nation have devoted 40 or more years to the law, and represent attorneys across the spectrum of the profession, from public service to the plaintiff, corporate litigation, dealmaking, and academia. The award was established in 2015. The full list can be found at https://www.lawdragon.com/guides/2023-01-06-lawdragon-announces-2023-hall-of-fame-inductees.
Campagna started his admirable career at Chamberlain Hrdlicka as a file clerk, working his way to managing shareholder, while building a national reputation as an authoritative litigator in matters of business litigation and criminal tax defense, as well as federal, state and local tax controversies. Throughout his 45-year career, he has resolved thousands of civil and criminal litigation matters, many involving sophisticated and complex legal issues that established precedents in courts at all levels. He assumed the managing shareholder role for Chamberlain Hrdlicka just three months before the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic. In recognition of his leadership, decisive actions, and strategic vision, he was named among the Houston Business Journal’s 2021 Most Admired CEOs Award recipients.
Campagna has been long recognized as a tax law leader by his peers. Among his many accolades, he received the Jules Ritholz Memorial Merit Award from The American Bar Association’s (ABA) Tax Section Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties Committee in 2022; the Bruce I. Hochman Award at the 36th Annual Tax Controversy Institute at UCLA in 2021; the Texas Lawyer’s Professional Excellence Award in the Lifetime Achievement category in 2020; and was named a Texas Tax Legend by the State Bar of Texas in 2019. He was unanimously inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel in 1995, where he now serves as Vice President on the Board of Regents. He’s been listed among Best Lawyers in America annually since 2010, including being named as 2014 and 2016 Lawyer of the Year in Houston for Litigation and Controversy – Tax. He continues to be ranked in Band 1 nationally and in Texas by Chambers USA since 2009 and has been named to the Hall of Fame by Legal 500. He has made the Texas SuperLawyers list annually since 2003 and has been named among the country’s leading federal tax litigators by America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys since 2007.
Campagna generously gives his time and expertise to the legal community, with substantial participation in the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, where he recently has served as the Vice Chair for Administration, as a member of its Council, and as Chair of the Committee on Appointments to the Tax Court. He previously chaired the Committee on Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties, the Task Force on Offshore Credit Card Cases, the Committee on Employment Taxes, and a subcommittee on IRS Investigations and Procedures. He also co-authored the only casebook on federal tax crimes and has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Law Center since 2001.
An involved Houston community member, Campagna has had an impact on social mission through his support of the arts, youth-oriented programs for the disadvantaged, and public broadcasting, making culture and information more accessible to all Houstonians, both through his voluntarism and generous financial contributions. He champions charitable efforts within Chamberlain Hrdlicka, including the firm’s United Way campaign, CARE Trust initiative, and the firm’s support for scholarship programs and charitable fundraisers.