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John Edward Duke Powell

John Edward Duke Powell

also known as Jed Powell

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Commercial, Insurance, Admiralty & Maritime

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Personal Injury: 40%
  2. Commercial: 30%
  3. Insurance: 25%
  4. Admiralty & Maritime: 5%

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Forrest Booth

    I highly endorse this lawyer. I have worked with him on a number of matters over many years. He has excellent skills and judgment. He is honest and fair, and is well respected in the Seattle bar. I have seen him handle difficult clients and opposing counsel, and always with good humor and professionalism.


    Forrest Booth Admiralty & Maritime Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • William Lawrence Rivers Black

    I've observed Jed in several matters over the years. He is an excellent, hard working, and very ethical attorney who gets good results for his clients.


    William Rivers Black Admiralty & Maritime Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Cairncross & Hempelmann, A Professional Service Corporation

524 2nd Ave Ste 500
Seattle, WA, 98104-2323




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyer2012
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyer2011
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Top Business LawyerSeattle Business2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
N/ACairncross & Hempelmann, P.S.2006 - Present
Managing PartnerStafford Frey & Cooper1992 - 2006
PartnerLane Powell Spears Lubersky1987 - 1992
AssociateRichards Butler Solicitors1987 - 1987
N/AElborne Mitchell Solicitors1985 - 1986


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Trial LawyersMember2013 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
The Maritime Law Association of the United StatesProctorN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
eat-drink-shop-stay.comTainted Food Does Not Have to be Eaten to Cause Emotional Distress2013
ABA JournalA Comparison of English and United States Law re Reinsurance Litigation and ArbitrationN/A
ABA Law and Practice of International Reinsurance Collections and InsolvencyA Comparative Study of Litigation in the UK and USAN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Bethel College (McKenzie)N/AB.A.1979

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Local Federal Practice SeminarLocal Federal Practice Seminar1998
Local Federal Practice SeminarLitigation Techniques & PrinciplesN/A