Powell Law Group, P.C., practices law from its principal office in Midlothian, Virginia, in the Richmond, Virginia metropolitan area located in the central part of the Commonwealth. The firm represents clients throughout the state of Virginia and Washington D.C.
In the firm’s civil trial practice, we strive to provide the best legal representation and professional advocacy in the areas of personal injury and workers’ compensation law in the General District and Circuit Courts in Central Virginia and beyond.
Our bilingual attorney, in conjunction with a multilingual and multicultural staff, handle a wide range of issues arising in cases involving personal injury and workers' compensation clients who are more comfortable speaking in their native Spanish language.
We look forward to talking to you about your legal needs and seeking the best possible results on your behalf.
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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. He retired as a full Colonel from Active Duty in June 2002.
Mr. Powell began his legal career as a Staff Clerk to the Justices of the Supreme Court of Virginia, and then spent the majority of his last four decades 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 for three years and as a Deputy Commissioner of the Virginia Workers' 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, injured individuals in negligence cases as well as injured workers before the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission.
E. Wayne Powell has been a practitioner of Virginia Workers’ Compensation Law in the Richmond area for almost 40 years.
UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND
Phi Beta Kappa graduate, 1972
Juris Doctor, 1980
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, MADISON
MA Spanish, 1973
Activities & Affiliations
Member, Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States
Member, Chesterfield Bar Association
Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
Member, Million Dollar Advocates
President, Richmond Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa
Member, International Association of Lawyers
Volunteer, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Free Legal Clinic
National Award, Official Honor Roll, Phi Beta Kappa
Member, American Legion
Member, Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce
District of Columbia
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit