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Attorney Powell delivers money compensation for victims injured at the workplace and in traffic collisions. He is highly selective of clients. He will not accept a case unless he personally believes the client is trustworthy. The legal system is often misused, most times by the insurer. By nature, insurers are corporations for profit; they often create delay and deny responsibility without reasonable basis. Once it is clear that the villain is indeed the insurer, and not the victim, once it is clear the insurer has betrayed the trust of the company or person it insured, Attorney Powell boldly prosecutes claims for the injured against companies, insurers, and negligent drivers. Through verdict or settlement he has delivered money compensation ranging from the tens of thousands to the hundreds of thousands to in excess of a million dollars for the injured. Attorney Powell has appeared in many trial courts, including Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, Superior Court of Vermont and Federal District Courts of Vermont, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. He has prosecuted claims against insureds and self-insureds such as Wal-Mart, United States of America, State of Vermont, General Electric, Verizon, UPS, etc. He has delivered money compensation to hundreds of injury victims. Attorney Powell has valuable past experience practicing as a partner in a Philadelphia law firm representing insurers, employers, manufacturers, property owners and negligent car drivers, during which Attorney Powell received certification by the Philadelphia Common Pleas Courts as Arbitrator and Settlement Master. Attorney Powell works only for the injured.

Born April 25, 1958. Education: Dickinson College with honors 1980; Villanova University School of Law 1983. Experience: June 2003-present: Law Office of Charles L. Powell, PLLC; April 1995-June 2003: Shillen, Gray & Powell, Woodstock, VT; October 1983-April 1995: Swartz, Campbell, LLC, Philadelphia PA. Attorney Powell is a member in good standing of the bar of the United States Supreme Court, United States Courts of Appeals, First and Third Circuits, United States District Courts, Vermont, and Pennsylvania Eastern and Middle Districts, Vermont and Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Vermont and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group, American Association of Justice, Vermont Association for Justice.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 100%
    32 years, 3 thousand cases



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3533 Woodstock Road
White River Junction, VT, 05001


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Charles L. Powell, PLLC2003 - Present
AttorneyShillen Gray & Powell1995 - 2003
PartnerSwarz, Campbell, LLC1983 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Vermont Association for JusticeN/A1995 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A1995 - Present
Vermont Bar AssociationN/A1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Veillette v. Pompanoosuc Mills Cop (Liberty Mutual Insurance Company)Decision and Order in favor of client
Westover v. North Country Hospital (AmTrust Group Insurance)Decision and Order in favor of client
Jacobs v Metz (PMA Insurance and Gallagher Bassett Services)Decision in favor of client
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983