L. Reza Wrathall
525 B Street, Suite 2200
San Diego, CA 92101
Practice Areas

Admissions: California

Professional Summary

Reza Wrathall is special counsel to Procopio’s tax team. Reza’s practice is wide-ranging in the areas of international, federal, state and local tax and business matters. Reza has represented clients facing tax controversies in the areas of federal and state income tax, including U.S. persons holding assets with unreported income in foreign jurisdictions. He also counsels businesses and individuals in the areas of sales and use tax, payroll tax, and property tax. He further assists clients in the development of business transactions including: general business matters; financing structures; mergers, acquisitions and restructurings; inbound and outbound investment planning; and related tax issues. 

Reza is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, and before the U.S. Tax Court.

Prior to joining Procopio, Reza practiced as a securities litigator for four years, advising and representing institutional investors in a variety of matters, including securities fraud cases.

Reza served as a Naval Officer in the United States Submarine Force for eight years before attending law school. While attending law school, he worked as an undersea warfare analyst.

Reza is also a Professor of Business at Palomar Community College in San Marcos, California.


  • San Diego Super Lawyers® Rising Stars 2020 (Tax Law)


  • Member of the Fiorenzo Lopardo (North San Diego County) Inn of Court
  • La Costa 35 Athletic Club (softball league) 


  • L.L.M., Taxation, Cum Laude, University of San Diego, May 2011
  • Juris Doctor, University of San Diego, December 2010
  • M.S., Global Leadership, University of San Diego School of Business, May 2005
  • B.S., Commerce, University of Virginia, June 1997