Beth H. Hodess is a solo tax attorney and mediator who specializes in tax controversy, having come to the practice of law at 54 after twenty-five years as a self-employed management consultant. In addition, she is focused on tax issues related to bankruptcy and divorce; nonprofits including unrelated business income, private foundations and lobbying activities; litigation involving violations of the California Election Code and the Brown Act; litigation on behalf of inmates against government agencies and prison guards under 42 U.S.C. § 1983; litigation for failure to provide adequate medical care and violation of prisoner privacy rights; the school to prison pipeline, elder abuse and developing cooperative assisted living facilities. She serves as vice-president of Chaparral Foundation Nursing Home and was appointed as a hearing officer to the Alameda County Assessment Appeals Board by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. In addition, she is forming a nonprofit focused on the school to prison pipeline. She earned her J.D. in 2009 from Golden Gate University School of Law with Highest Honors, her LL.M. in Taxation in 2013 from Golden Gate University School of Law, and her B.S. in Business Administration, UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business. She is admitted to the California Bar, the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. District Court of the Eastern and Northern Districts of California.