David D. Brunori

Portrait of David E. Brunori
Research Professor of Public Policy and Professorial Lecturer in Law
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
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David Brunori is a partner at Quarles & Brady where he specializes in state and local taxation. He is also a Research Professor of Public Policy at the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at The George Washington University, where he teaches courses in state and local public finance, administrative law, and fiscal federalism. Previously, he served as executive vice president of Editorial Operations at Tax Analysts. 

He edited The Future of State Taxation, and has published articles in the National Tax Journal and the State and Local Government Review. His book, State Tax Policy: a Political Perspective, won the 2001 Choice Award for the best public finance book. He has also authored Local Tax Policy: a Federalist Perspective. His newest book is State tax Policy: a primer. He has served as an appellate trial attorney with the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice and practiced with a Washington, D.C. law firm. He was a David C. Lincoln Fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.


BA, MA, George Washington University; JD, University of Pittsburgh