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Michael J. Hussey

Associate Professor of Law

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Phone: 717.541.3921

“As a community leader, I guide our students in civic engagement by moderating the VITA tax preparation program. Although it involves countless hours of work, it is a delight to see students honing their practice skills by working with low to moderate-income taxpayers while at the same time networking with alumni and other community volunteers.” 

Michael Hussey teaches and writes in the areas of taxation, business organizations, wills, trusts, and estate planning. The founding director of the law school’s innovative Business Advising Program, Professor Hussey is devoted to preparing students to advise business clients as practicing lawyers.

Professor Hussey is the faculty director of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. In this program, students and alumni prepare tax returns for low-to moderate-income taxpayers. He is also a committee member of the Money In Your Pocket campaign that coordinates VITA sites in the greater Harrisburg area.

Professor Hussey has won the law school’s teacher of the year award. He was recognized as one of the Harrisburg area’s “40 Under 40” by the Central Penn Business Journal.

  • Federal Income Tax
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Business Organizations
  • Tax Policy
  • Estate Planning
  • Taxation of Business Entities


BA, St. Louis University, summa cum laude
JD, St. Louis University School of Law, magna cum laude
LLM, Taxation, Washington University School of Law


Associate Attorney, Husch & Eppenberger, St. Louis, MO
Associate Attorney, Mathis Marifian, Richter & Grandy, Belleville, IL

Bar Admissions

United States Tax Court
Missouri (inactive)
Illinois (retired)


American Bar Association, Tax Section
United Way of the Capital Region, Community Impact Committee

Selected Media Coverage

Michael Hussey was featured in an opinion piece on civil rights leader James Baldwin and blues artist Buffalo Nichols on March 12, 2023.

Michael Hussey and Professor Robyn Meadows quoted in an article regarding their experiences teaching remotely due to the pandemic on 1/18/2022.

Michael Hussey provided expert commentary on 3/15/17
Could March Madness brackets become a taxable fantasy sport bet in Pennsylvania? 

Michael Hussey provided expert commentary on 11/3/16
ABC 27 investigates tax breaks for big violations, mistakes

Michael Hussey provided expert commentary on 7/7/16
Politics could foil Hershey sale

Michael Hussey provided expert commentary on 5/11/16
Court ruling doesn’t end fight over Penn State Health/PinnacleHealth merger

Michael Hussey was interviewed on 4/11/16
Upcoming tax filing deadline (no link available)

Michael Hussey was quoted on 10/27/15
What the Rite Aid buyout means for the Midstate

Pittsburgh Past-Gazette
Michael Hussey provided expert commentary on 10/6/15
Scaife inheritance tax return gives glimpse of lavish life

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Michael Hussey, was quoted on 7/9/15
Scaife’s daughter seeks to invalidate billionaire’s will 

York Daily Record
Michael Hussey, provided expert commentary on 7/5/15
How blind is Gov. Tom Wolf's blind trust

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Michael Hussey, was quoted on 6/8/15
Late publisher Scaife's estate in process of liquidation
A similar story appeared in Bloomberg Business

Men's Health
Michael Hussey, was quoted on 5/28/15
Why You're Not Too Young for a Will

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Michael J. Hussey, provided expert commentary on 4/12/15
Sibling battle: Phillies co-owner Middleton in business dispute with sister

Lebanon Daily News
Michael J. Hussey, quoted on 01/02/15
Tom Wolf's agenda: Change Pa.'s income tax

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Michael Hussey, quoted on 12/16/14
Trustee disputes claim by Scaife’s children about drained trust fund

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Bloomberg Businessweek
Michael Hussey, quoted on Scaife trust
Scaife children seek details on drained trust (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on 11/09/14)
Scaife children seek details on trust drained to support Tribune-Review (Bloomberg Businessweek on 11/09/14)

The Patriot-News
Michael Hussey, quoted on 08/20/14
Four Dauphin County elected officials get behind on taxes following financial issues – and a good deed

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