William J. Powell|
310 West Burke Street
Martinsburg, WV 25402
(O): (304) 263-8800
(F): (304) 263-7110
(C): (304) 839-2716
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William J. Powell is a Member of the Firm and Manager of the Martinsburg, West Virginia, office where he practices in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group and the Government Contracts and Investigations Practice Group. His practice focuses on the defense of civil litigation and white‑collar criminal matters.
Mr. Powell joined Jackson Kelly in 1985 and defended clients involved in personal injury, product liability and commercial litigation matters. He left the Firm in 1990 to join the United States Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia. He served in the criminal division and prosecuted a wide variety of fraud and violent crime cases. He also coordinated the Health Care Fraud Task Force. Mr. Powell rejoined Jackson Kelly in 1992 and represented numerous individuals and businesses in personal injury, medical professional liability, product liability and business litigation. His criminal work has focused upon the representation of clients in investigations conducted by government agencies such as the Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency, Internal Revenue Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, MSHA and other agencies. He also provides advice on internal investigations and compliance matters.
Mr. Powell is a member of the American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, Association of Defense Trial Attorneys and the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia. He is admitted to the West Virginia Bar, the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He is a frequent speaker and author on civil and criminal matters. Mr. Powell grew up in New York City and graduated from law school in 1985, where he served on the Editorial Board of the West Virginia Law Review. Mr. Powell is listed in Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in America® publication under criminal law.
In addition to volunteering with the Boy Scouts and as an EMT, Mr. Powell is involved with several local community endeavors, including Rotary and Chamber of Commerce.