J.D., North Carolina Central University School of Law
M.B.A., University of Phoenix
B.S., Winthrop University
Clinical & Experiential Education
Tameka Lester is a tax attorney and Clinical Associate Professor of Law at Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta, GA where she teaches Basic Federal Tax, Tax Policy, and clinical courses. She also serves as the Associate Director of the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, sits on the College of Law’s Dean Advisory Committee, and is a faculty senator for the university where serves on the Budget and Faculty Affairs committees.
Tameka’s work extends outside the university to various local and national organizations. She is a member of the Herzing University Legal Studies Program Advisory Board and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (known as VIIII-TA) Advisory Board, which is housed at the United Way of Greater Atlanta. She is also a member Atlanta Bar Association’s Tax Section (where she was a member of the inaugural Sidebar class of 2019), the American Bar Association Section on Taxation’s Publication Committee, and the co-chair for the American Association of Law School Section on Clinical Legal Education’s Clinicians of Color Committee.
Tameka’s written works have been published in The Atlanta Lawyer, The Conversation, Procedurally Taxing, The ABA Tax Times, and Time Magazine. She speaks across the country to various groups about taxpayer rights and responsibilities, as well as issues of tax policy and how tax related issues effect marginalized communities and communities of color. In 2017, Tameka served as the late, great GA Congressman and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis’ expert witness for “The Taxpayer Experience with the Internal Revenue Service” hearing before the House of Representatives Way and Means Subcommittee on Oversight.
A native South Carolinian, Tameka graduated from Winthrop University with a Bachelor’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communication, the University of Phoenix with a Masters in Business Administration, and North Carolina Central University School of Law with her Juris Doctorate.