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Margaret Jane Powers

Family Attorney at Crossville, TN

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  • Licensed for 44 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1980
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2012

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Mrs. Powers is an active member of her profession and community.  She has twice served as the Chairman of the Crossville Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce working to bring new opportunities to this region.  She is a graduate of Leadership America and was selected by the Speakers of the House and Senate to serve on the Tennessee Economic Council on Women.

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On the 5th Street side of my building. The mural was provided by the Tennessee Endowment for the Arts.
A water color of my building, built in 1900, the oldest brick building on Main Street. At the corner of Main & Fifth Street, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee.
We gathered treats for the utility repairment during the Ice Storm of 2014.
President of the American Bar Association, President of the Tennessee Bar Association, and me at an Awards Meeting in Nashville.


The Powers Law Firm
79 N Main St
Crossville, TN, 38555-4576


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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2012.

Censured issued in TN, 2012
updated on 08/18/2015

When an attorney is censured it means he or she did something wrong but may still practice law. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Margaret's comment: “This problem occurred as a result of a burglarly at my home and threatened for my office. Additional security measures have now been taken such that this will not reoccur.”

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Powers Law Firm
  • 1980 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor of Law
  • Tennessee Tech University
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Adjunct Professor of Law
  • Roane State Community College
  • 2010 - 2015
  • General Counsel
  • Crossville Housing Authority
  • 2003 - 2015
  • City Attorney
  • City of Crossvile
  • 1998 - 2002
  • General Counsel
  • Plateau
  • 1996 - 2004
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  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • JD,
  • 1980
  • University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • BA,
  • 1975


  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member, House of Delegates
  • 1992 - Present
  • US District Courts for TN (3)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Speaker, House of Delegates
  • 2010 - 2012
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • Dean's Advisory Council
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Tennessee Lawyers' Association for Women
  • Founding Member & President
  • 1985 - 1996
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow
  • TBA Young Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Fellow
  • Tennessee Bar Foundation
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Chamber of Commerce Small Business Seminar
  • Workers Compensation
  • 1985

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Crossville Family Lawyer Margaret Jane Powers
Margaret Jane Powers
Family Attorney
Crossville, TN
Licensed for 44 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2012. See details