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John Kieran Powers

Practice areas:

Brain Injury, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Spinal Cord Injury

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Licensed since 1973

  1. Brain Injury: 29%
    43 years
  2. Birth Injury: 24%
    43 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 24%
    43 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 9%
    43 years
  5. Other: 14%
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Payment

Fees:

Contingent (10-33%), Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Henry Fisher

    John has the unique ability to take a complex set of facts, strip away the non-decisive issues, and present the case in a way that makes it simple and easy to understand for a jury. In 21 years of practice, I have never seen anyone do this better than John Powers, Esq.

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    John Fisher Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Powers & Santola, LLP

39 North Pearl Street

Albany, NY, 12207

Powers & Santola, LLP

407 S. Warren Street

Syracuse, NY, 13202

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 197303/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
New York Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2009
President's AwardNew York State Academy of Trial Lawyers2009
100 Top Trial LawyersThe American Trial Lawyers Association2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
President's AwardNew York State Academy of Trial Lawyers2008
New York Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2007
President's AwardNew York State Academy of Trial Lawyers2007
New York Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2006
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2005
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2004
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2003
President's AwardN/A2002
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2002
President’s Award of ExcellenceN/A2001
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2001
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2000
President's Service AwardN/A2000
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1999
President's Achievement AwardN/A1999
President's AwardN/A1998
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1998
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1997
Distinguished Service Award,N/A1997
President's AwardN/A1996
Wiedeman-Wysocki Citation of ExcellenceN/A1996
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1996
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A1995
President's AwardN/A1995
Award of MeritN/A1994
Wiedeman-Wysocki Citation of ExcellenceN/A1994
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A1994
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A1993
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A1992
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A1991
Award of ExcellenceN/A1991
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A1990
Award of MeritN/A1990
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A1989
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A1988
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A1987
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A1986
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A1985

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding PartnerPowers & Santola, LLP1987 - Present
PresidentJohn K. Powers, P.C.1978 - 1987
PartnerMedwin & Powers1976 - 1978
AssociateMedwin & McMahon1970 - 1976

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Melvin M. Belli SocietyBoard of Directors2009 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationHouse of Delegates2006 - 2009
New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers SectionChairman2005 - 2006
Academy of Trial AdvocacyMember2004 - Present
New York State Academy of Trial LawyersPresident2004 - 2006
New York State Academy of Trial LawyersCo-Founder2004 - Present
Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Onondaga County Bar AssociationSustaining Member2001 - Present
Foundation of the American Board of Trial AdvocatesCharter Senior Life Fellow1996 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of America - Political Action CommitteeTrustee1995 - 1998
New York State Lawyers Political Action CommitteeChair1993 - 2003
American Board of Trial AdvocatesVice-President1992 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers InstitutePresident1992 - 1993
National College of AdvocacyCo-Founder1992 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident1992 - 1993
American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA)Board of Governors1989 - 2004
Capital District Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident1985 - 1986
New York State Lawyers Political Action CommitteeTrustee1983 - 2004
National Brain Injury AssociationLife Member1983 - Present
American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA)Life Member1979 - Present
Albany County Bar AssociationSustaining Member1972 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Understanding and Presentation of Cases Involving Traumatic Brain Injury"Direct Examination of Plaintiff's Treating Physicians and Experts,"1994
Trial Lawyers Quarterly, Vol. 24"The Seat Belt Defense In New York State,"1994
Trial Magazine"The New York Experience,"1993
Trial Lawyers Quarterly, Vol. 23"The Big Lie,"1993
New York Negligence Guide"Construction Accidents,"1989
Unknown"Construction Accidents, How To Be a Winner,"1989
Unknown"Compensation the Catastrophically Injured,"1989

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
University of Notre DameN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1969