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Carol D Powell-Lexing

Civil rights Attorney at Monroe, LA

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  • Licensed for 32 years
    State LA
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Eligible to Practice Law Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2013

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Practice areas
  1. Civil rights
    50%
    Many of the cases I take particularly deal with police shootings, police brutality, and excessive force.

  2. Wrongful death
    50%

When Carol Powell Lexing began her career as an attorney, she had no way of knowing that the journey she was embarking on would lead her to become one of the leading civil rights attorneys in the country. A woman of great faith, Carol has dedicated herself to fighting an unjust system on behalf of her clients. She was thrust into the national spotlight with the Jena Six case, and since then, she has taken on a host of high-profile cases in which she has always fought diligently for her clients.

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Carol D Powell Lexing and Associates
2485 Tower Dr Ste 6
Monroe, LA, 71201-5769

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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2013.

Suspension Deferred With Probation issued in LA, 2013
updated on 04/17/2014

Suspension deferred means the attorney has been suspended, but that the suspension is placed on hold (and ultimately removed) if the attorney complies with certain requirements.

Probation issued in LA, 2011
updated on 10/14/2014

Probation means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State monitors the lawyer's activities for a period of time in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Carol D. Powell Lexing & Associates
  • 2012 - Present

Education

  • Liberty School of Ministry and Bible Institute
  • 2004
  • Louisiana Judicial College
  • 2000
  • Monroe Chamber of Commerce Ouachita
  • 1994
  • Southern University
  • J.D.
  • 1988
  • Louisiana Tech University
  • B.A.
  • 1984
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Jena Six
  • The "Houdini Handcuff Case" - Victor White III
  • Baron "Scooter" Pikes Case
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Associations

  • Louisiana Association for Justice
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Louisiana Center Against Poverty
  • Board of Commissioners
  • N/A
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Phi Kappa Delta National Honorary Fraternity
  • Former Assistant Historian
  • N/A
  • Walk in the Word Family Church
  • Member / Minister
  • N/A
  • NAACP
  • Member
  • N/A
  • AARP
  • Former Member
  • N/A
  • Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Louisiana State Association of Pro Bono Coordinators
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • National Association of Pro Bono Coordinators
  • Former member
  • N/A
  • American INN of Court
  • Former Member, Former Secretary
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • United States District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • Member
  • N/A
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Member
  • N/A
  • United States District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Monroe Chamber of Commerce
  • N/A
  • United States District Court of Appeals 5th Circuit (Louisiana, Mississippi & Texas)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Northeast Louisiana Louis A. Martinet Legal Society
  • N/A
  • Louisiana City Court Clerk's Administration
  • 1997 - 2003
  • Louisiana Court Administrator's Association
  • 1997 - 2003
  • YWCA
  • Former Board of Directors
  • 1996 - 2005
  • North East Women in Law Association
  • Vice President
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Ouachita Parish Notary Board
  • 1995 - 2006
  • Louisiana State Bar Association Legal Services Committee, Volunteer in Public Service, Minority Section
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 1995 - 1998
  • United Way Interagency Association
  • Former President
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Fourth District Bar Association
  • Member Board of Directors
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Louisiana State Bar Association Bar Governance Committee
  • Member of House of Delegates
  • 1994 - 1996
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Citation of Achievement Award
  • Oklahoma State
  • 2017
  • Honoree / Inductee
  • Northeast Louisiana Delta AAH
  • 2015
  • Award of Excellence (Nominee)
  • Thomas H. Scott
  • 2015
  • Excellence Award
  • Tabernacle Baptist Church
  • 2014
  • Justice Award
  • James Sharp, Jr.
  • 2008
  • Women's History Award
  • City on Monroe, Louisiana
  • 2008
  • Government Award
  • The President's Award
  • 2007
  • Outstanding Leadership Award
  • Girl Power!
  • 2007
  • Outstanding Leadership Award
  • Girl Power!
  • 2005
  • Appreciation Award
  • Girl Power!
  • 2002
  • Service Award
  • Volunteer Lawyers
  • 1998
  • Editorial Board Award
  • News Star
  • 1997
  • Mock Trial Coach of Excellence Award
  • Wossman High School
  • 1997
  • Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award
  • Young Lawyers
  • 1997
  • Pro Bono Coordinator of the Year Award
  • American Bar Association
  • 1995
  • Award
  • Access to Justice Foundation
  • 1995
  • Hardworking Employee of the Year Award
  • North Louisiana Legal Assistance
  • 1992
  • Hardworking Employee of the Year Award
  • North Louisiana Legal Assistance
  • 1991
  • Hardworking Employee of the Year Award
  • North Louisiana Legal Assistance
  • 1990
  • Outstanding Young Women of America Award
  • Outstanding Young Women of America
  • 1988
  • Outstanding Member Award
  • Delta Theta Law Fraternity
  • 1988
  • Leader of the Hardest Working Committee Award
  • Women in Law
  • 1988
  • Scholarship Award
  • Phi Kappa Delta National Honorary Forensic Fraternity
  • 1983
  • Leadership Award
  • 4-H Club
  • 1979
  • One of the leading Civil Rights Attorneys for the 21st Century
  • Congressional Black Caucus
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Tulsa, OK, City Wide Conference
  • City Wide Conference
  • 2017
  • NBA Judicial Conference
  • Panelist
  • 2016
  • Access to Justice Conference
  • Lecturer
  • 1995
  • Pro Bono Conference
  • Pro Bono Lecturer
  • 1994
  • Access to Justice Conference
  • Lecturer
  • 1994
  • Access to Justice Conference
  • Lecturer
  • 1993
  • Pro Bono Conference
  • Pro Bono Lecturer
  • 1992
  • Bar Leadership Conference
  • Lecturer
  • 1991
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Monroe Civil rights Lawyer Carol D Powell-Lexing
Carol D Powell-Lexing
Civil rights Attorney
Monroe, LA
Licensed for 32 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2013. See details