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Preparation of tax returns for individuals, all business forms, estates, trusts and non-profit organization including all states Specialize in complex tax situations.  Representation before the IRS and state taxing agencies.  
Computer Software
Tax preparation software Quickbooks Microsoft Office Suite Excel Word Powerpoint
Litigation Support/Expert Witness
Skilled at preparing and presenting expert testimony Criminal Family law Civil litigation Business valuation Testified in 75+ matters


Associate of Arts

Mt. San Antonio College

Master of Science

A graduate level program designed for active professionals in fields related to criminal justice emphasizing prevention, detection, and prosecution of "white-collar" crimes.

Sep 1961Jan 1963

Oregon State University

Work experience


Forensic Accounting & Business Valuation Services

Donald L. Scanlon, MS,CFE,CPA
  • Sole practitioner specializing in litigation support, business valuation, fraud investigation, and expert witness services.
  • Private practices in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Crescent City, California, & Brookings, Oregon.
  • Provide accounting and tax services to individuals and business clients.


CDM Institute
  • Teaching computerized accounting (Quickbooks & Peachtree) and Microsoft Office to post-secondary students at a "for profit" vocational school.
  • Wrote the accounting theory textbook (about 175 pages) used throughout the school.

Adjunct Professor

Southwestern Oregon Community College
  • Taught a variety of accounting, computer, and general business classes to students with a wide range of backgrounds from recent high school graduates to students returning to school after many years.
  • Particularly adept at simplifying and communicating unfamiliar subjects to non-accountants in an understandable manner.
Mar 2009Dec 2011

Adjunct Professor

  • I teach various accounting subjects to undergraduate students as a part of the university's ACCESS program providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to adult learners. The classes are designed to combine on-line and off-line instructional methods to meet the needs of students with full-time jobs and personal commitments.
Aug 2008Dec 2011


Pennsylvania School of Business

Teach accounting to a diverse group of students most of whom have stumbled with major life problems such as teen pregnancy, gangs, drugs, incarceration, etc. These students have seen the error of their ways and are now trying to put their lives back together and prepare themselves to join mainstream America.


Adjunct Professor

College of the Redwoods
  • Taught a variety of computer science and business classes at a local junior college.
  • Devoted one year to teaching computer skills to a group of "hard core" unemployed individuals under California's welfare-to-work program.

Chief Financial Officer

Elk Valley Casino
  • Managed the financial aspects of the Elk Valley Casino-a very profitable, moderate sized casino operated by a local Indian Tribe. 
  • Worked with the casino from the construction phase through mature operations.  Established the internal controls, accounting and budgeting systems. 
  • As the second in command, my job carried me far beyond the traditional accounting related duties with direct involvement in casino operations, personnel, marketing and other areas.

Certified Public Accountant

Staff accountant and/or partner in several CPA firms located in California. Responsibilities included:

  • Litigation support
  • Computer consulting
  • General accounting and income tax services
  • Financial auditing


Pat Foley

"Don has worked with me on a number of cases. His analysis and testimony is usually critical..."

John Bishop

"Don's help was critical to investigating and successfully prosecuting the largest embezzlement in the county's history."


A skilled, experienced professional providing complex accounting, valuation and fraud related services to the legal community along with presenting evidence in the courtroom in a manner that can be easily understood by a judge or jury. Primary areas of practice include litigation support services to area attorneys, court appearances as an expert witness, dispute and collection resolution with various taxing agencies as well as the traditional roles of a CPA.

Don's Articles & Papers

Representative Cases

  • Dissolution of marriage (many cases)
    • Asset tracing
    • Pension valuations
    • Business valuations
    • Income reconstruction
  • Criminal law (prosecution & defense)
    • Embezzlement
    • Financial elder abuse
    • Misappropriation of assets
  • Civil law
    • Fraudulent misrepresentation
    • Lost profits
    • Wrongful termination
    • Personal injury
    • Wrongful birth
    • Construction contract disputes
    • Partnership dissolution
    • Breach of contract
  • Administrative law
    • Service franchise extension
    • Employee termination
  • Valuation engagements
    • Fishing business
    • Wholesale beverage distributor
    • Law practice
    • Construction contractor
    • Medical practice
    • High precision manufacturing
    • Tavern
    • Retail stores


President - Bethlehem Morning Star Rotary Club


Aug 2002Present

Certified Fraud Examiner

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Jan 1975Present

Certified Public Accountant

Aug 2002Dec 2013

Certified Valuation Analyst

National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts