Attorney at Law
Wayne Powell is a 1972 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Richmond where he also received his law degree in 1980. He is multilingual, and is fluent in Spanish and French, among other languages. Between his undergraduate and law studies, he received his MA degree in Spanish and served as an Active Duty Army officer with the First Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas. He served the remainder of his 30 years in the Active Army Reserve and served as an active duty commander of specialized strategic intelligence troops after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 before he retired as a full Colonel from Active Duty in June 2002.
Mr. Powell began his legal career as a Staff Clerk to the Supreme Court of Virginia, and then spent the majority of his more than 34 years of practice as a trial lawyer, qualified to practice before all Virginia Federal and state courts, as well as the Superior and Federal courts in the District of Columbia. He is also a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.
During the 80’s Mr. Powell was in state government service as an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division and as a Deputy Commissioner of the Virginia Worker’s Compensation Commission, presiding over hundreds of trials involving workers during a six year period.
Mr. Powell’s private practice during much of the 90’s included extensive litigation as a senior trial attorney defending major claims against corporations and individuals. But since 1999, when he founded the Powell Law Group, he has represented criminal defendants, as well injured individuals in negligence cases and before the Virginia Worker’s Compensation Commission.