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Kevin Powell has been defending individuals and corporations in litigation for over 15 years.  His practice has focused on the defense of personal injury, toxic tort, environmental, and commercial law suits. Starting September 1, 2014, Kevin Powell will be practicing with the law firm of Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP, which is located in New Orleans, LA. 


Kevin Powell graduated with honors from Louisiana State University in 1994 and Paul M. Hebert Law Center (LSU Law) in 1997.  He clerked for the Honorable Henry L. Yelverton on the Louisiana Court of Appeal, 3rd Circuit, before associating with a group of toxic tort defense attorneys in Lake Charles.  Kevin has represented clients in jurisdictions throughout the United States since 1998.  He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association as well as other legal and civic organizations.  Kevin believes in giving back to the community and has been recognized for his contributions to pro bono services.     


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    19 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Wrongful Death: 30%
    19 years, 150 cases
  3. Environmental: 10%
    19 years, 20 cases
  4. Maritime: 10%
    19 years, 25 cases



Hourly ($250-350/hour), contingent (25-30%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Judd S Nemiro

    I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant attorney, highly respected in the legal community.


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  • Nathan D McKinney

    Mr. Powell has great knowledge superior talent and truly cares about his clients.


    Nathan McKinney Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

917 7th St.
Lake Charles, LA, 70601


LAEligible to practice law199706/09/2014

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension
    issued in LA, 2013


    This means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

    Michael’s comment: “This suspension was a result of chemical dependency issues. There were no client complaints or other practice related complaints. I agreed to the suspension, entered a residential treatment facility for three months, and have remained sober since January of 2012. I also voluntarily contracted with the Lawyer's Assistance Program. In May 2014, the Louisiana Supreme Court held that I proved by clear and convincing evidence that I was ready to return to the full practice of law.”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Service AwardSouthwest Louisiana Bar Foundation's Pro Bono Project2011
DRI Today's Attorney SpotlightDefense Research Institute2011
LSU Board of Supervisors' Certificate of ExcellenceLSU Board of Supervisors1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLee, Futrell & Perles, LLP2014 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Kevin Powell, L.L.C.2014 - 2014
AttorneyBarrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver2009 - 2013
AttorneySwift Spears & Harper (Later Swift & Harper)1998 - 2009
Judicial Law ClerkLouisiana Court of Appeal, 3rd Circuit1997 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Defense Research InstituteN/A1999 - Present
Defense Research Institute, Toxic Torts and Environmental Law CommitteeProgram Chair (2003 - 2005)1999 - Present
Southwest Louisiana Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Southwest Louisiana Association of Defense CounselMember1998 - Present
Louisiana State Bar AssociationN/A1997 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1997 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
US v. CITGOFavorable to defense
Blakely v. CITGODismissed on summary judgment
Quester v. BFG et al.Case reduced to nuisance settlement value after extensive dispositive motions led to favorable rulings for defense
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Louisiana State UniversityPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DRI Toxic Torts & Environmental Law SeminarToxic Torts & Environmental Law2005