Experienced Tax Professionals to Resolve Your Problem US Tax Shield provides our clients with outstanding tax professionals. Our seasoned attorneys and enrolled agents have years of tax resolution experience helping thousands of clients – individuals, sole proprietors, partnerships, and corporations – solve their IRS and state tax liability problems. Areas of expertise include:

Meet Our Team of Experts


TerriTerri A. Turner, Tax Attorney

Terri is a graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law where she earned a JD/MBA. Prior to law school, Terri graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arkansas where she received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a dual major in Business Economics and Marketing and a minor in Communication.

Since graduation from law school, Terri has spent her professional career specializing in tax resolution. Terri’s goal is to help taxpayers not only resolve their tax debt, but also work with them to make the necessary adjustments to keep it from happening again. Terri is a member of the California State Bar and the U.S. District Court, Central District of California.

Kristen Brown, Tax AttorneyKirsten Brown, Tax Attorney

Kirsten is a graduate of Southwestern Law School, located in Los Angeles, California. Kirsten received her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Merced with a dual major in Economics and Management respectively, and minor in Art.

Prior to Kirsten’s move to US Tax Shield she externed for the U. S. Attorney’s Office Department of Justice—Tax Division. She also participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) for three years and prepared hundreds of returns for low income families and individuals. Kirsten intends to use her tax knowledge to assist taxpayers, resolve their tax debt problems, and inform them of ways to avoid future tax delinquencies.

Kirsten cares about her clients and will help guide her clients through this difficult and stressful process. She is a member of the California State Bar, the U.S. District Court – Central District of California.


Robert Herz, Tax Attorney

Robert earned his law degree from the University of Missouri School of Law. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree with a duel major in Political Science and Philosophy.

Robert developed an interest in tax during his tenure in law school. He had the opportunity to volunteer with the IRS’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program for two years. There, he assisted low income taxpayers with preparing their income tax returns. Additionally, he completed an externship with the Office of Chief Counsel to the IRS in St. Louis.

Robert strives to resolve your tax matters expeditiously, and with the utmost care. He is a member of the California State Bar and the U.S. District Court – Central District of California.”


Emmanor IMG_7004Emmanor Rigonan, Tax Attorney

Emmanor is a graduate of Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, California. Prior to law school, Emmanor worked as an accountant for several years. She graduated cum laude from California State University, Los Angeles where she received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Accounting.

Before beginning her career in tax resolution at US Tax Shield, Emmanor worked at Public Counsel’s Consumer Law Project where she assisted clients dealing with consumer fraud issues. She also externed at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office Consumer Protection Division. She has also participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) where she provided free tax preparation services to income taxpayers.

Emmanor is passionate about helping clients solve their various legal issues. She is a member of the California State Bar, the U.S. District Court – Central District of California, and she donates time as a board member of the Philippine American Bar Association.


img_7353-smaller-size Cel Mercado, Tax Preparer

Cel is a graduate of Taft College in Taft, Ca. Cel Received his Associates of Science in Business Administration and graduated with honors and was involved with the International Club and Honor society of Alpha Gamma Sigma.

Cel has been a Certified Tax Education Council (CTEC) member since 2002. Cel has been an active tax preparer each year since 2002, helping others with their personal and business tax preparation needs for CA residents and other states in the USA. Cel is also certified with Quickbooks software and knowledgeable in bookkeeping practices.

Cel takes pride in helping all his clients with the best possible outcome for their personal & business income tax needs. Cel will guide you through the detail process of the tax system and answer any questions that may arise. Cel’s Passion to help others extends to his Emergency Medical Training which is in line with the mentality of helping others.