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.
Hourly ($250-350/hour), contingent (25-30%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (5%)
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|LA||Eligible to practice law||1997||06/09/2014|
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
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. http://www.kplaw.us”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Pro Bono Service Award||Southwest Louisiana Bar Foundation's Pro Bono Project||2011|
|DRI Today's Attorney Spotlight||Defense Research Institute||2011|
|LSU Board of Supervisors' Certificate of Excellence||LSU Board of Supervisors||1994|
|Attorney||Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Office of Kevin Powell, L.L.C.||2014 - 2014|
|Attorney||Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver||2009 - 2013|
|Attorney||Swift Spears & Harper (Later Swift & Harper)||1998 - 2009|
|Judicial Law Clerk||Louisiana Court of Appeal, 3rd Circuit||1997 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Defense Research Institute||N/A||1999 - Present|
|Defense Research Institute, Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee||Program Chair (2003 - 2005)||1999 - Present|
|Southwest Louisiana Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|Southwest Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel||Member||1998 - Present|
|Louisiana State Bar Association||N/A||1997 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||1997 - Present|
|US v. CITGO||Favorable to defense|
|Blakely v. CITGO||Dismissed 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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|Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Louisiana State University||Psychology||BS - Bachelor of Science||1994|
|DRI Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Seminar||Toxic Torts & Environmental Law||2005|