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Jeanne M. Schaller

Forensic Accountant

“Income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf.” – Will Rogers

Areas of Concentration

  • Criminal Investigations
  • Federal Tax Law

Experience at Work

Jeanne is a former U.S. Department of Treasury Special Agent in the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS. She worked closely with federal agencies like the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. She has also provided grand jury and trial testimony in federal court.

For nearly three decades, Jeanne led criminal financial fraud investigations as a Special Agent. This position required her to analyze financial documents, utilize investigative techniques, conduct interviews of witnesses and targets, compile detailed investigative reports, prepare documentation for trial and comply with federal court rules and procedures.

Since 2006, Jeanne has been assisting the Capes Sokol white collar and tax controversy practice groups in vigorously representing clients with the same skills she honed and utilized as a Special Agent.

In the Community

Jeanne spends her time supporting numerous community organizations and events, including Chaminade College Preparatory High School, St. Joseph’s Academy and Mary Ryder Home. Always giving of her time and talents, Jeanne also tutors students of Loyola Academy, a Jesuit institution educating under-privileged middle school boys in Midtown St. Louis.

Admissions & Qualifications

Educational Background

  • B.S., Accounting, Rockhurst University, magna cum laude (1976)
  • Federal Investigator Training, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (1977)


  • Various awards and recognitions from Secretary of the Treasury Paul O’Neill and U.S. Attorneys Stephen Higgins, Edward Dowd and Raymond Gruender.