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Our History

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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attorney at law

Wayne Powell

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. 




  • BA Spanish 
  • BA French
  • Phi Beta Kappa graduate, 1972
  • Juris Doctor, 1980


  • 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, MOAA
  • Member, Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce

Court Admissions

  • Virginia
  • 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

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attorney at law

Joseph T. McNally, Jr.

Joe McNally is a 2017 graduate of the University of Richmond School of Law, where he participated in the Pro Bono Housing Law Program as well as the Children’s Defense Clinic. Prior to law school, Mr. McNally received his Bachelor’s in Fine Arts degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2008, and his Masters in Fine Arts degree from Long Island University in 2011. He also taught photography and digital art classes at an international private boarding school and community college on Long Island, New York, and has exhibited his photographs and artwork nationally and internationally.

Mr. McNally began his career as a law clerk for managing attorney Wayne Powell in 2015, and upon admittance to the Virginia State Bar was transitioned to a full-time attorney in the firm’s Workers’ Compensation department. His current practice includes representing injured workers with disability claims before the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, assisting with traffic and personal injury matters at all levels of litigation, and managing open case files and client accounting.




  • Juris Doctor, 2017
  • CALI Award Winner: Agency & Partnership; Selected Topics in Virginia Law


  • Master of Fine Arts 2011
  • Graduate Symbolic Degree Recipient


  • Bachelor of Fine Arts 2008
  • Magna Cum Laude

Activities & Affiliations

  • Member, Bar Association of the City of Richmond
  • Member, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Henrico County Bar Association
  • Member, Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce

Court Admissions

  • Virginia