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    Clients appreciate that Bill Powell is a straightforward attorney who cuts through the fluff and gets to the heart of the matter.  Bill’s pragmatic nature has been an asset to private clients for more than three decades and made him an effective United States Attorney who actively sought justice in high-stakes criminal activities, including drug conspiracies, national security matters, murder and other violent crime, and major fraud cases. 

    Bill has a unique skill set that is a combination of bet-the-company civil defense and high profile prosecution.  The common denominator in his experience is that he is solutions driven and understands when to take a stand and fight and when a different approach is warranted.  For business clients, Bill has a vast litigation history that includes the defense of claims involving product and professional liability, personal injury and white collar crimes. Bill is a member of the firm’s White Collar Crime and Corporate Investigations Team and its ESG Team.

    Clients across the board appreciate Bill’s respect for confidentiality, his ability to manage complex situations with grace, and his willingness to take a position on their behalf.

    Memberships & Awards

    Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
    AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell
    Fellow, West Virginia Bar Foundation
    Fellow, ABA Bar Foundation
    West Virginia Executive Magazine, 2020 Lawyers & Leaders Award

    Key Experience

    Defended airplane manufacturer in products liability litigation involving a plane crash
    Represented hospitals and physicians in professional negligence actions
    Represented energy companies in environmental litigation, personal injury, MSHA investigations, and white collar criminal investigations

    Speaking Engagements

    Columnist, The Journal, Martinsburg, West Virginia (2009-2017)