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Bryan Eugene DePowell Jr.

Military law Attorney at Harrisburg, PA

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Bryan E DePowell

  • Licensed for 14 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2010
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About Bryan

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Attorney Bryan E. DePowell is licensed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to attending law school, Bryan spent 10 years as a Police Officer in Northeast Pennsylvania where he gained invaluable experience and insight into the real world application of criminal law.

In 2005 Bryan left his career in law enforcement to pursue his education. He attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, in Honolulu Hawaii where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Graduating with honors in 2007, he returned to Pennsylvania to attend Widener University in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Bryan completed his law degree in two-and-a-half years and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in April 2010. Since his admission he has focused his practice primarily in the area criminal law and, more specifically, in the areas of DUI and Drug Offenses. He has attended numerous nationally recognized trainings including DUI Detection and SFST Practitioner Certification, DUI Detection and SFST Instructor Certification, Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement Certification, Drug Recognition Expert training, Forensic Sobriety Assessment Certification, The Scientific Truth HS-GC-FID and the Pharmacology of EtOH, Marijuana, and Benzodiazepines, Forensic Chromatography VI: Theory and Practice at Axion Analytical Laboratories, Chicago IL, as well as attending the National College of DUI Defense courses at Harvard Law School.

Attorney DePowell is a certified operator of the Intoxilyzer 8000, the same breath testing device used by law enforcement agencies nationwide. In addition to his criminal practice, Bryan speaks, writes, and teaches in the areas of Criminal Law, DUI and Narcotics, and ethics. 


Crisp and Associates, LLC.
4031 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA, 17110


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Posted by Judy | November 1, 2013
An absolute hire if you need an attorney.
I was very weary of choosing another attorney until i met Bryan. He showed me what a lawyer is supposed to be. He really is for his clients welfare. He fights for their rights and is up to challanges of any degree. I had such a bad experience previously and had so many doubts. But just after a few weeks with Bryan those doubts are gone. Thanks Bryan for being who you are the BEST.
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Posted by Robert | February 28, 2013
A true client focused attorney
Attorney DePowell is extremely concerned for his clients, an attorney with a real desire to represent his clients. He is always willing to go the extra mile and does not back away from a challange. His professionalism and knowledge of the law allows him exceed expectations, while maintaining communication on a personal level. He has the desire to represent his clients with passion and power. He maintains peer relationships in the area with respect and dignity. Communication with his clients is excellent and he is always willing to answer questions. Bryan is out for the best interests of his clients both presently and in the future.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Crisp and Associates, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Adjuct Faculty
  • Keystone Technical Institute
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The McShane Firm, LLC
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Clerk/Attorney
  • Dauphin County District Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Veteran Police Officer
  • City Of Scranton
  • 1999 - 2005
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  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007
  • Pennsylvania Municipal Police Academy
  • PA Police Officer Certification
  • 1994


  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2010 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2010 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Is Technology Always the Answer?
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Lunch and Learn, Paralegal Association of Pennsylvania
  • Drugs of Abuse and the DRE Evaluation; Voodoo Science?
  • 2012
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Center for Continuing Legal Education
  • Defending the DUI Case
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (29)
Endorse Bryan
Military law Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bryan is hard-working and cares about his clients and his cases!"
Unknown Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Military law Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledgeable and experienced in Military law."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I make this endorsement because he is dedicated to his profession and committed to you his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney DePowell. Having known him since law school and during my time working with the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, I've seen him provide knowledgeable and zealous representation for his clients."
Appeals Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is clear by his profile and answers in the AVVO community that he is well respected and knows his stuff!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"After reading many of DePowell's answers here on Avvo it is obvious this attorney has the knowledge and skill to serve clients. Without hesitation, I recommend this attorney as a knowledgeable practitioner and advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. DePowell is one of the most exemplary and extraordinary attorneys that I have encountered in 24 years of practice. Despite being a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, and private attorney for nearly two and a half decades, I continue to learn valuable information from his posts every day. I would highly recommend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bryan DePowell is one of the most intelligent trial lawyers I know. Bryan has an uncanny ability to set up cases in such as way as to create defenses down the road. His approach to Criminal and DUI truly exhibits his high level of knowledge. Bryan really shines in the courtroom and I would feel confident recommending him to any friend or family member. He is simply outstanding, and committed to his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bryan is one of the most diligent and competent DUI lawyers I know. His training and experience in DUI, especially in field sobriety testing, blood testing, and breath testing, put him in a category of superior DUI lawyer. Bryan is a true champion for the underdog and he will fight to protect your rights. I would highly recommend Bryan to anyone charged with DUI in Pennsylvania."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bryan DePowell is an excellent and seasoned attorney. His law enforcement background puts him one step ahead on tactics from the other side. He is tenacious and enjoys an excellent reputation in the legal community. I have asked for his assistance in a complicated case and his advice was invaluable to me. When you are looking for an attorney for any criminal matter including DUI/DWI, Bryan DePowell will do his best for you and you will be well served."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An outstanding attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent Attorney. Great Person. Highly skilled and knowledgeable trial attorney. Works for the Best DUI Defense Firm in PA. I would recommend him and his firm to anyone."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bryan is an outstanding criminal defense attorney. In addition to being hard working and aggressive, Bryan goes out of his way to make sure that he is on top of the latest developments in criminal defense. I recently attended an extremely vigorous 5 day forensic science seminar on defeating blood samples in DWI/DUI cases with Bryan and I think I learned just as much from the points he made in class as I did from the course itself. Bryan is an outstanding attorney and he is easily at the top of the list of criminal defense attorneys I would call first if I ever found myself in trouble."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. As a zealous defender at one of the nation's top DUI firms Attorney DePowell is an excellent choice if you are searching for a DUI attorney. He has the rare combination of extensive legal training coupled with the experience of serving as a law enforcement officer. Attorney DePowell will not let bad police work or junk science prejudice you should you be accused of DUI."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney DePowell has proven that he is a zealous advocate for his clients rights. He has consistently demonstrated that he will role up his sleeves and fight hard for the citizen accused. Additionally, he has received extensive training in standard field sobriety testing and blood alcohol testing. I highly recommend his work."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney DePowell brings with him a wealth of practical experience, having previously spent time as a police officer and a prosecutor. This unique perspective allows him to fully evaluate the complexities of each case from all angles, and allows him to spot weaknesses in the prosecutions case from a mile away. In addition to his practical experience, he has committed himself to furthering his education and training in the DUI Defense context by attending the best and most comprehensive seminars and courses across the country. You could not have a better advocate in your corner than Attorney DePowell."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I can share with you what I know about Attorney DePowell. He is a no nonsense scrapping attorney. He has earned and enjoys the reputation of being highly knowledgeable and skilled in the courtroom. What is more is that he has the guts to fight for the citizen among us who has been accused of a crime. I also trust him. You should too."
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Harrisburg Military law Lawyer Bryan Eugene DePowell Jr.
Bryan Eugene DePowell Jr.
Military law Attorney
Harrisburg, PA
Licensed for 14 years