Lori Singleton-Clarke for the Wall Street Journal


Miss Singleton-Clarke fought the man and won.  What makes her case exceptional is that she fought the IRS without a lawyer.  She got her papers in order, prepared her case, and won a victory that sets a precedent for thousands of other Americans in her shoes.  She’s seen here clasping the paperwork that she so carefully organized to create her watertight case.


The newspaper asked for pictures of her with the paperwork, and since it was a portrait I asked Lori to spread out the files on her dining room table.  I loved the light, the chairs, the fruit bowl and the color of the walls in the room and I thought they all spoke to her personality- neat and tidy with a place for everything and everything in its place.  She started going through the papers, silently reminiscing.  I myself have had minor legal scuffles in civil matters (I was owed a substantial sum of money that was long overdue and a nightmare to collect) and I know how things like this, how all the papers and anxiety can keep you up at night and degrade your health and well being.  I also know the immense relief of coming out the other side, successful and free to move on to better, happier things.  Miss Singleton-Clarke has my admiration for her efforts.

You can read the article here.