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Scott Emerson Powell

Medical malpractice Attorney at Louisville, KY

4.9   18 reviews

Licensed for 14 years

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About Scott

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Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    80%
    Scott Powell began his career representing health care companies. He now uses his intimate knowledge of the healthcare industry to help victims of medical malpractice and nursing home neglect. Please visit www.powell.law complete list of case types.

    14 years

  2. Car accident
    10%
    My firm has extensive experience with car and semi-truck cases. Learn more about the time limits involved: https://www.powell.law/kentucky-auto-accident-statute-of-limitations

    14 years

  3. Personal injury
    10%
    Injuries can happen in more ways than most have imagined. In addition to our other practice areas, we represent victims of premises accidents, construction site accidents, animal attacks, assault, gunshot accidents, and more.

    14 years

Scott Powell is a dynamic trial lawyer and negotiator who has helped hundreds of clients achieve legal victory. Scott's practice focuses on cases involving serious personal injury and/or wrongful death.

Scott prioritizes results and transparency. His clients understand not only the value (and challenges) of their case, but also the process involved, and exactly where their case stands at a given moment. This is accomplished through regular updates and an open line of communication. 

Scott has successfully handled cases involving medical negligence, birth injuries, automobile and semi-truck accidents, brain injuries, construction and worksite injuries, falls, and nursing home abuse and neglect. However, the list of possible causes of injury is endless. Our Firm has a reputation for handling unique and challenging cases.

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Licensed for 14 years
State IN
Status Active In Good Standing
Acquired 2010
Updated 10/12/2022
State KY
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2008
Updated 09/20/2022

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

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Powell Klausing PLLC
4965 US-42 Ste. 1000
Louisville, KY, 40222
Powell Klausing PLLC
2333 Alexandria Drive
Lexington, KY, 40504
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
Scott received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2017
Posted by Steve | February 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Real Hero To Me
I had been massively damaged by doctor error during a surgical procedure, which required another surgery and then even a third. I was also not getting any younger. I saw Scott's name in here and I reached out, having no idea whether I had a case or not. This communicative, interested and smiling face took all my data, sympathized greatly and eventually pursued the case. I am now just out of the resolution of an award in my favor, 3 years down the pike, something which I only dreamed might be possible. He kept me posted rigorously and I never felt out of the loop at any time, between he and what became co-counsels. He has been really magnificent. There are no words to convey how strongly I advocate for this humble and incredibly capable attorney. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Dan K | February 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrific Support, Even Across the Country!
I contacted Scott & his team after a motor vehicle accident I had in Kentucky in 2016 - well after I had moved to California. The other insurance company had provided a pitiful "pain and suffering" payment based on 1 day missed of work - discounting months of chiropractic work and PT, impacting me into 2018. I reached out to Scott based on positive reviews, and he was a fantastic support during our initial consultation, follow up conversations, and via email. I found he and his team were responsive as though I were down the road. Ultimately, we settled happily. While I hope I don't need to retain his services again (and don't anticipate I'll need to from California) I would recommend anyone local to keep him handy.
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Posted by Mary | February 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Auto accident
I contacted Scott after receiving a low offer for medical expenses after an auto accident. Scott attempted to settle with the insurance company without filing a lawsuit. However, it became necessary to file a lawsuit! Scott was easy to talk to and always made sure I was comfortable with the process. His firm was able to get an acceptable settlement for me! I would highly recommend Scott to family and friends!
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Posted by Tiffany | January 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fought Hard
Scott Powell from The Powell Law Firm was a great service to us. He fought hard for our case, he was easy to reach, and was considerate of us throughout the entire case. We are truly grateful to The Powell Law Firm! Thank you!
Posted by Bibianna | October 8, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Review
I fell in Walmart and Scott phoned to explain what my options were and I decided to handle my claim with Walmart directly due to the limited injuries. Scott took a half hour of his time at no cost to explain how to speak with the Claim Manager. He went over allll my questions being so thorough! He treated me like family or a close friend!! I so appreciate his professionalism and knowledge and kindness to listen and help me!! Should I ever need a lawyer HE’S MY GUY!!
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Response from Scott Powell October 12, 2020
Bibianna - Thank you for your kind review. Hopefully you will never need an injury attorney; but if you do, we would be honored to represent you!
Posted by Rachel | April 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Friend for a friend in need of help
Scott has been my attorney for several years now , has worked on three of my cases and some of my family cases as well ... Scott has a great team who are helpful to me and my family while I continue my treatments and are always there if I have any questions or need advice . Me personally Scott has became my personal attorney for injuries and family as well and I will continue to use him for future cases no matter what !!!
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Posted by Jennifer | December 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Work
Scott did an excellent job in my case! He was easy to work with, patient, and explained everything along the way. I highly recommend Scott!
Posted by Josh | December 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
When I was assaulted, I contacted The Powell Law Firm. They are very professional and handled my case in a timely manner. Every time we spoke it was with the utmost respect and concern about my situation! You will not regret having such a compassionate hard working team to represent you.
Posted by Keith | July 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Auto accident
Scott was very professional throughout my case. He explained the process of filing a claim, kept me informed of my rights and responsibilities with the case and was very prompt and helpful with any questions I had. I would definitely recommend Scott to anyone seeking a highly qualified lawyer who makes you feel your case is important to them, not just a number on a file.
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Posted by Brandon | May 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hands Down the Best Legal Advice any one could ask for
I met Scott in court and over heard him working a case. I liked the way he presented him self and handled that hearing. I saw that he was a man of good character he came prepared for work was quick on the draw and knew the law. I told him my situation and he immediately had a strategy of how to help me accomplish my goal. He was always in Contact with me via text emails phone calls. Followed up regularly and was always prepared and on time for court. I was lost in the sauce as they say. I didn't know what to do or who to speak with to help me with my case and at a certain point in time had lost hope. I n the end all I needed was his guidance. I accomplished what I set out to accomplish with out compromising. For the best results I strongly recommend this man.
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Posted by Evan | March 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great communication and gets the job done.
I have used Mr. Powell a half a dozen times and he has always kept me up to date with how things are going and kept an open line of communication with me. He is very professional and had my best interests in mind. Would recommend him 10/10 times. If you are looking for an attorney, stop what you are doing and contact Mr Powell.
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Posted by RachelEstill | March 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I couldn't ask for a better lawyer
The very first day that I meet Scott I just knew that he was the lawyer for both of my cases . Scott was very informative with me during my cases and he was always looking out in my best interest, Scott also knew people who could help me financially while I was waiting on my settlement and the people who helped me was honest good people who was not trying to take advantage of my settlement. Anytime I had any questions or wanted to discuss my case Scott was always prompt with answering my calls as well as returning my calls . I absolutely love Scott Emerson Powell and I would suggest him as a great lawyer but also he is a man of God who I trust to handle any further cases in the near future . Scott was able to get me good money for both of my cases and for my car when it got totaled, I was able to get more than the book value, this amazed my And he got the insurance company's to charge me a lot less for all my bills . Scott is a great lawyer but also a good friend and that means everything when you are dealing with lawyers who is being the voice for you .
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Posted by BARBARA | September 6, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A GREAT; DEDICATED LAWYER
THROUGH MY EXPERIENCE OF HAVING SCOTT POWELL REPRESENT ME, I WAS RELEAVED FROM STRESS AND AXIETY FROM THE CASE. HE WORKED DELIGENTLY AND KEPT ME INFORMED TO ALL PROCEEDINGS. HE SATISFACTORYLY ANSWERED ANY AND ALL OF MY QUESTIONS IN TERMS THAT I COULD UNDERSTAND AND RELATE TO. I FEEL THAT MY CASE WAS SUCCESSFULLY HANDLES AND THAT IS ALL DUE TO SCOTT POWELLS EFFORTS. I WOULD RECOMMEND MR. POWELL TO ANYONE WHO IS SEEKING A HARD WORKING AND UNDERSTANDING LAWYER. THEY NEED GO NO WHERE ELSE.
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Posted by Christine | March 17, 2015
Senior Case Manager
As a client, Scott's professionalism and caring demeanor was extremely comforting and allowed me to focus on my son throughout the very stressful court case. It was evident that the well being of my son was his top priority and for that, I am thankful. Scott demonstrates a very high level of intergrity which is highlighted throughout his legal practice. As a former employee, Scott's versatility was impressive. His scope of legal practice was never limited as many attorneys are. He not only was able to handle family law cases but was able to manage a very impressive volume of personal injury cases. His ability to harbor his clients from the crude reality of our insurance industry is astonishing.
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Posted by Cory and Kaila | August 28, 2014
Above and Beyond, a lawyer whom genuinely caresabout the outcome of his clients
My fiancé and I are involved in a case with C.P.S.. Scott seemed to genuinely care about the out come of the matter at hand. He did an amazing job in dealing with this situation, and I feel even went above and beyond by establishing my parental rights. He took note of every detail and used them to better the outcome. We were both not only very happy but truly impressed with the way he handled any and all circumstances that arose. We are very grateful to have come across his services and will continue to use him until this nightmare is over and would without a doubt refer him to any and all friends.
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Posted by shirley | August 9, 2014
Class Act
Our first lawyer had to withdraw from the case and Scott Powell stepped in and did not miss a beat. He advised us throughout the litigation process and we feel brought us to the best possible outcome in our favor.
Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2014
Great Lawyer
Scott was incredibly easy to work with. I suffered 2nd degree burns from a laser hair removal company who was refusing to refund my money and would not negotiate with me individually. I am also a full time graduate student and did not have time to go through litigation. Scott was able to settle the case outside of the courtroom like I wanted and I did not have to do a thing. It was such an easy and fast process and I will be recommending him to any of my friends who need legal counsel.
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Posted by Celeste | March 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Powell Law Firm Review
Scott was always very helpful, professional, and efficient in all of our interactions together. He always had all necessary paperwork compiled together and took the time to explain to me all legal terms and processes for which I was unfamiliar. I would highly recommend him to friends and family.
Response from Scott Powell April 24, 2017
Thank you, Celeste, for your candid feedback and rating. I am honored that you would highly recommend my services to others. I will do everything within my power to ensure we provide 5-star service next time around!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Contingency 30%-40%

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Powell Klausing PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Murphy & Powell PLC
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Blackburn Domene & Burchett PLLC
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Associate
  • MacKenzie & Peden PSC
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • MacKenzie & Peden, PSC
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Legal Intern
  • U.S. Department of Commerce, Foreign Commercial Service
  • 2006 - 2006
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Education

  • Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Kentucky
  • MA - Masters
  • 2008
  • University of Kentucky
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • Auto Dealership Negligence
  • $550,000
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Confidential
  • Construction Injury
  • $350,000
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Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Under 40, Kentucky
  • NAFLA
  • 2015
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • National Champion, Negotiation Competition
  • American Bar Association, Law Student Division
  • 2007
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Publications

  • U.S. Department of Commerce, update bulletin
  • United Kingdom: Compliance with the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Brandeis School of Law
  • 2L-3L Negotiation Course Lecture
  • 2020
  • Brandeis School of Law
  • 2L-3L Negotiation Course Lecture
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (18)
Personal injury Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott Powell and I represented a client who was injured by the police. After grueling litigation, and some elite level lawyering by Scott, we were able to secure a $96,000.00 settlement for our client. He will fight for every dollar."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is an outstanding young lawyer with skills that exceed expectations. He is an excellent negotiator and courtroom lawyer. I endorse him without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Scott conducts himself with a high degree of professionalism and integrity. Scott maintains a thorough understanding of the law and a work ethic that serves his clients well. Time and again I have been impressed with the thoroughness of his work and advocacy skills."
Car accident Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Powell is a very knowledgeable and capable attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott has an in depth knowledge of medical malpractice cases from his experience both defending hospitals and representing clients who have been injured by medical malpractice. I recommend Scott to anyone who has been the victim of medical negligence. His intelligent approach to litigation and willingness to fight harder for his clients' rights set him well ahead of many other attorneys in the field."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is a brilliant legal mind and will fight for his clients in court. He is an exceptional attorney and I would recommend him to family and friends."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Outstanding lawyer and overall great person to work with"
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is a great young attorney that works tenaciously to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is a great attorney. He takes the time to get to know his client's cases inside out. I've personally seen him obtain fantastic results. I recommend him."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is an up and coming star."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott Powell is an accomplished attorney who vigorously represents his clients with dignity."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is an intelligent and diligent attorney. He genuinely cares about his clients and is relentless in advocating for them."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Louisville Medical malpractice Lawyer Scott Emerson Powell
Scott Emerson Powell
Medical malpractice Attorney
Louisville, KY
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available