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Douglas Richard Powell

Car accident Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   16 reviews
  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 43 years
    North Carolina - NC 43 years
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1980
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1980
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Douglas

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I have 35 years experience in litigation of all types in State and Federal courts in Georgia.  I strive to give each client personalized atttention.

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Hinton & Powell is honored in the Daily Report Georgia Verdicts Hall of Fame
Douglas R. Powell is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Douglas Powell is a lifetime member of the multi-million dollar advocates forum.


Hinton & Powell
2901 Piedmont Road
Suite A
Atlanta, GA, 30319

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Posted by Patricia | August 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Doug Powell Gets the Job Done
Doug Powell and his team at Hinton & Powell Law Firm offered the professionalism and support I hoped to find when seeking legal assistance after a traffic accident. He worked diligently on my years-long case, always keeping me informed of the next step in the process. He took the time to meet with me and advise me on my options. He offered a listening ear as I detailed the physical challenges I faced after the accident. I would recommend Mr. Powell and his team if you are looking for a “bulldog” who is willing to fight for you.
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Posted by Milt | February 14, 2019
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The Ultimate Velvet Hammer
Doug came highly, HIGHLY recommended by a friend, characterizing him as a bulldog and will never surrender his client's due...under any circumstances, and I had engaged Doug, after having had an egregious experience with another firm. From our first meeting, Doug has ensured that I was well-healed on the dynamics and macinations that would ensure, throughout my case. Each time that Doug and I have met to discuss my case and strategic considerations, there has never, ever been so much as a hint of we all tend to project onto his industry, mostly distrust and self-centered objectives. He is unbelievably responsive, no matter what time of day that I send emails. (When the Hades does he ever sleep?!!!) If anyone needs an attorney who is like a bulldog, Doug isn't your man, but, if you need an attorney who can slit a throat, without bleeding being detected, Doug gets the job done in a way that makes you feel good about having to do the things warranted, whenever doing legal battle has become unavoidable.
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Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2017
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Friendly Confident and Professional
Mr. Powell immediately made me feel I was his number one concern. Always kept me informed and updated on everything. He patiently explained in detail the process every step of the way. Making it easy to make a firm decision on how I wanted to handle my case. I highly recommend using Mr. Powell and his firm.
Posted by GARY | November 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
personal injury
Doug is a very knowledgeable lawyer, that explains every detail to his clients so that they know where they stand with their case, and always a step ahead of the other guys. He is always totally prepared , and had me totally prepared for every encounter we had during my case. His professional attitude, and willingness to help me get everything in order, to present a good case, even when things weren't in our favor, was a major asset to my case. He has a ton of experience and it shows ! My case went very well, and I was very pleased with the outcome. If you have a personal injury case, Doug's you guy for sure ! Great Attorney.
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Posted by Stacy F. | October 11, 2017
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Great lawyer
Posted by Tom | February 17, 2017
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Exemplary Service
Mr Powell was referred to us to handle an accident case of which he handle well beyond what we could have expected due to his diligence, experience, and professionalism evident by his consistent dedication and pleasing results of the case He kepted up very well informed step by step. As a result of his performance, We will never look further than Mr. Powell to handle any legal matters that may arise.
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Posted by Renee | July 31, 2016
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Excellent Attorney
Again Thanks go to Attorney Powell for a job well done.Helping us to obtain victory in our case.He is our attorney now he did an excellent job.
Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Five stars -- Very grateful we found this team
Douglas Powell, along with his team, helped us after I was hit by a car while riding my bike. I had health issues, medical bills, insurance company challenges, inability to work -- and Doug was there every step of the way, giving my family and I calm, thorough advice and bringing our litigation to a very satisfying conclusion. My whole family deeply appreciates the support this firm gave us through a difficult and emotional time. Douglas was recommended to us by someone we trust, and it was great advice. We were given the information and guidance we needed, with great attention to detail and to our well-being. We recommend him very highly.
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Posted by Braylan | March 3, 2016
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Dedicated Attorney!!
In 2014 I was the victim of a horrific accident in which I was the pedestrian and was hit while standing on the sidewalk. I was a pre-med student at Emory University at the time. I suffered massive injuries including 4th degree burns in my legs. I spent a lot of time in the hospital immediately after the accident and then went to various medical providers and had to take a leave from school for the semester. I am from South Carolina and didn’t know how to deal with the legal process in Georgia or how to locate a good attorney. Luckily, my student advisor at Emory connected me to Mr. Powell. Mr. Powell and his team were always there for me and always friendly and efficient with my case. They worked very hard and very fast to get the case into settlement negotiations. By turning over everything to Mr. Powell’s firm, I am certain that I avoided the stress and confusion that I would have gone through from dealing with matters out of my knowledge area. More important, though, is the fact that Mr. Powell’s understanding in handling of this type of case kept me from paying out thousands of dollars for bills that I learned were not my responsibility to pay. Mr. Powell and his staff were efficient, incredibly friendly, and thorough. They accomplished every objective and kept every promise that Mr. Powell made in our initial meeting. I am grateful for the work Mr. Powell did to achieve a settlement that I am very satisfied with and for everything else they’ve done for me.
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Posted by Taylor | April 6, 2015
Doug Powell handles all the civil litigation matters I encounter and does so professionally, courteously, promptly and effectively. Decades of litigation experience help deliver very positive results for the clients we serve and the clients are very happy with the results. I will not hesitate to recommend him again, whenever I have the chance.
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Posted by JK | April 2, 2015
Highly Recommend
Mr. Powell is a well respected attorney in the Atlanta area and I am very grateful that he took my case. He is very responsive with returning calls, and kept me updated on the case and it's progress. My settlement was fair and I was pleased with the mediation process.
Posted by Justin | March 5, 2015
Excellent Lawyer
Mr. Powell did an excellent job and always returned my phone calls. I got a settlement in a short time for my premises liability case. The incident turned my world upside down and I was very thankful for having the opportunity to meet with and hire Mr. Powell as my lawyer with the Hinton & Powell firm. It was a complete coincidence how I came to pick this law firm but it paid off. I couldn't imagine a better experience than I had with Mr. Powell. He met with me after I called to talk over my case with him. He was very detailed and patient with me as he described the process of how premises liability cases are handled. He gave me instructions for me to go by, like faxing him all documents, he was always honest with me, and most important he was always available when I had questions for him. He always called with any new developments or new information about the case. He worked efficiently and got a settlement that we negotiated together. I am satisfied with the result. I would hire Mr. Powell again and I recommend him to any other person who is looking for a great lawyer
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Posted by Janet | March 5, 2015
Five Stars for Doug Powell
After the slip and fall incident that happened to me, I was in pain from my injuries and worried about how I was going to get my health and finances back on track. I knew that I needed to reach out to a lawyer so I began searching. I was put in touch with Mr. Powell at Hinton & Powell law firm. From the moment Mr. Powell contacted me, I felt a sense of relief knowing that someone was in my corner and advocating for my best interests. Mr. Powell was consistently honest with me and comforting to me as I dealt with the aftermath of the incident. He advised me on what steps I should take and what to expect as the case unfolded. His office staff was attentive and thorough throughout the process, and Mr. Powell worked hard to get me the best possible settlement. I owe a great deal of gratitude to Mr. Powell for his diligence and good character throughout.
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Posted by Deborah | March 5, 2015
Honest and Hard Working Lawyer
Doug Powell is an outstanding lawyer and he was fully committed to providing me with the highest level of satisfaction while working on and resolving my case. Doug and his team always kept me updated and answered all of my questions promptly. They provided a help and support to me throughout the stressful process of handling a lawsuit. I cannot say thank you enough to Doug and his team. I appreciate their hard work and I would highly recommend Hinton & Powell. I was injured in an accident at a nail salon. From the time I called Mr. Powell until I received my settlement paperwork, I felt like the firm cared about my case. Never were the staff too busy to answer my questions, and I received regular updates via email and phone calls. When it came down towards the end of my case, Mr. Powell really stepped it up and showed patience and diligence in the negotiation of the settlement. Thanks again for your help Mr. Powell and the staff at Hinton & Powell.
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Posted by Yolanda | February 27, 2015
During my case I was worried about being taken advantage of by the insurance company defending the person that hit my vehicle. Mr. Powell was excellent to work with - he called when he said he would call, sent packages out as he said and returned my calls in a timely manner. He is an honest and hard working attorney. After the auto accident, he really looked out for me and made sure the insurance companies didn't take advantage of me. It was nice to work with him because he kept me informed and on the case and I always felt he was looking out for my best interest. The settlement we negotiated met my needs and expectations. I would highly recommend Mr. Powell.
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Posted by JoEllen | February 5, 2015
Highly Recommended
I'd never been involved in a legal matter like this, so I was relatively nervous through the whole process. Doug and his team kept me updated and informed with every step along the way. Their confidence in me and in my case definitely eased my nerves. My case took several years to resolve - Doug and his team worked hard on the case, stayed current, and responded immediately to changes or developments. I highly recommend their law firm to anyone looking for a diligent and effective personal injury attorney. I was very satisfied with the overall job that Doug and his staff did while working on my case and in follow ups. We were awarded a sizable settlement that they fought hard for and that really helped me. The whole time I felt like I was working with professionals with a lot of experience. Doug was punctual, honest, and trustworthy. I always felt satisfied with his performance.
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  • Contingency 20%-50%
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Hinton & Powell
  • 1988 - Present
  • Associate
  • Fortson & White
  • 1985 - 1988
  • Attorney
  • Us Navy Jagc
  • 1982 - 1985
  • Associate
  • Leroy, Wells Hornthal & Riley
  • 1980 - 1983
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  • Art Institute of Atlanta
  • Associate of Arts
  • 2009
  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Susquehanna University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Todd v. Motel 6
  • $6,000,000


  • Lawyer's Club of Atlanta
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Memeber
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of Georigia
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Lifetime Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Lifetime Membership
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Top Georgia Verdicts
  • Daily Report
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical records
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (1)
Endorse Douglas
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Doug for several years, and had the privilege to work with him on several cases. Doug is one of the most ethical attorneys I know, and works very hard to get the best outcome for his clients. I endorse this attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Doug Powell is one of the finest trial lawyers I know. His extensive legal experience and indefatigable work ethic make him second to none. I highly endorse Doug."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Doug Powell for over 25 years, he is highly professional, experienced and knowledgeable. He knows his way around the courtroom and gets meaningful results for his clients. Doug is passionate about his clients as well as the law. I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Powell and I worked as co-counsel. I can personally attest to his legal expertise and dedication to his clients. His clients trust him and they should! He always maintains their best interest(s) as a top priority. Attorney Powell uses his knowledge in the law as a tool that drives straight through to the best protection of his client's rights. I truly endorse this attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"There is no lawyer I've litigated against in my 25 years of practice who exceeds Doug Powell in professionalism and ethics. Add to that his more-than-three-decades of real, litigation experience, and Doug is the total package. It's no wonder Doug routinely gets great results for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Doug Powell is an excellent lawyer. He has a strong work ethic and zealously advocates for his clients. I would highly recommend Doug to anyone, including my own family members as he's a dedicated and caring lawyer who fights for his clients with great passion."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Douglas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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