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William D. Powers

Family Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Bill Powers

  • Licensed for 48 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1976
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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Bill Powers is a highly regarded litigator and a seasoned counselor. His reputation as an Austin divorce attorney stems from a natural ability to relate both analytically and intuitively with clients involved in family difficulties. Board Certified in 1988, Bill has maintained a highly successful and focused practice in family law. He started his career at Legal Aid in the heyday of the late 1970s and moved to the private sector in 1982. Since then, Bill has been involved in many of the high-stakes cases litigated in Central Texas, and his track record is as impressive as his clientele. As a divorce attorney in Austin, Bill continues to participate generously in the legal community. He has served two terms as president of the Board of Directors of Legal Aid of Central Texas, and presents at legal conferences arranged by organizations such as the Texas Equal Access to Justice Foundation, the University of Texas School of Laws Continuing Legal Education Programs, Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas, and local bar groups. Martindale Hubbell, a national legal organization that analyzes attorney qualifications through a peer review process, awarded Bill their highest rating of "AV". Judges and other Austin divorce attorneys have described him as having attained "preeminent legal ability" and a "very high professional standard of conduct and ethics." Bill's facility with legal topics is complemented by his judgment and humor. He handles sensitive child custody and divorce cases involving complex financial and legal issues and difficult family dynamics. Austin divorce lawyer Bill Powers believes in a solutions-orientated approach to his client's case, and achieves excellent outcomes through both negotiation and trial as necessary. In the emotionally fraught world of family law litigation, he is a calming Austin, Texas divorce attorney with a mature and strategic approach to conflict resolution.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Location

Powers and Kerr PLLC
6034 West Courtyard Drive
Suite 100
Austin, TX, 78730

Reviews

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Posted by Cassie | February 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Bill is THE BEST
Bill and team really are the best. While my very high-conflict divorce was finalized six years ago, my ex continued to drag us back to court over minutia every year since then; that is when I hired Bill. At ever corner, Bill had my children's best interest in mind. Any advice he gave me, was prefaced with "What is going to be best for your kiddos is..." Bill has the utmost integrity, is an unflappable professional, and he is a genuinely good person. I highly recommend Bill and his superstar team.
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Posted by Kipling | March 31, 2019
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The Attorney to Call When the Chips are Down
Can't recommend Bill Powers and his staff highly enough. Mr. Powers handles all elements of family law--in the diciest situations, when the chips are down, you want someone who has been there before and who has the temperament and expertise to carry the day. Bill Powers is just that attorney, and he is backed up by an efficient and courteous staff. In our case, he saved our family. When family-law issues come into your life, don't make a move without calling Mr. Powers first.
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Posted by Robert | March 18, 2019
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Professionalism under fire
Bill guided me through my divorce, that started out friendly but ended up very contentious. He dealt with the change and modified our approach on the fly while maintaining a high level of professionalism. Bill's staff was empathetic and efficient which made the process much easier. His advice to me kept the process moving and on track. During mediation, Bill did a great job of getting us to a settlement that I wasn't sure we could make happen. When the dust settled, I'm glad that I had him represent me.
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Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2019
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Excellent Experience-Best Value
I hired Bill to help with a modification to my current custody agreement. I did my due diligence and received consultations from three different well known attorneys in town. Bill was the only one who clearly laid out facts and scenarios for me to contemplate. His experience is also what sold me--and it showed when we finally made it into the court room. I worked with him on a mediation case and then we ended up going to court for a violation to the outcome of the new custody arrangement. Both times I feel that I won--and recovered some of my attorney's fees as well. Best case scenario with Bill Powers at the helm. Don't skimp--hire Bill.
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Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2019
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Professional Experience
From start to finish attorney powers and his staff conducted themselves with the upmost professionalism and attention to detail. I would highly recommend you retain the services of attorney William Powers and his team.
Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2016
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Attorney's Attorney
I am a very experienced attorney, When I had a problem of my own, I knew that family law was not within my areas of expertise. I looked for a capable, board-certified family attorney who would not escalate the problem. Bill did a great job representing me in a situation where I was not necessarily capable of exercising the kind of detached evaluation that I apply in my own practice.
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Posted by Jenna | July 20, 2016
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Hire Him!
I am so lucky that a friend referred me to Bill Powers for my divorce process. He is able to simply explain complex concepts, clearly outline various options, maintain a 'big picture' perspective and keep his amazing sense of humor throughout the process. We used the collaborative process and Bill was great about hearing my needs, concerns, and wishes. Is it weird to miss your divorce attorney after the process is over? If so, I'm weird. Because I miss getting to chat with him.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of William D. Powers
  • 2004 - Present
  • Partner
  • Piper & Powers, L.L.P.
  • 1984 - 2004
  • Solo Practitioner
  • Law Office of William D. Powers
  • 1982 - 1984
  • VISTA Attorney, Staff Attorney, Managing Attorney
  • Legal Aid Society Of Central Texas
  • 1975 - 1982
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Education

  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1975
  • University of Texas
  • B.A.
  • 1972

Associations

  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Travis County Family Law Advocates
  • member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Attorney
  • 1976 - Present
  • Travis County Bar Association
  • member
  • 1976 - Present
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2016
  • Board of Directors of Legal Aid of Central Texas
  • Past President
  • 1994 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • A-V Rated
  • Martindale-Hubble
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (6)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Bill Powers for many years on several matters that involved complex property division in connection with high-profile divorce cases. I felt honored to be selected by Bill to help with evaluation necessary to reach an agreed our court-ordered equitable division of assets, and I have always found him to be capable, competent and a pleasure to work with. I have also referred many, many clients to Bill over the past 15+ years, and they have all been pleased with his work ethic, capabilities and results. I will continue to make referrals to Bill."
Family Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There are few finer than Bill. He's been a mentor and friend to me -- Bill is one of the best there is, top notch and a fantastic wit to keep things lively."
Family Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bill was one of the first lawyers that I met when I moved to Austin nearly 20 years ago. I have tried cases against Bill and have had the pleasure of mediating cases for him. He is a great advocate and an incredible problem solver. If I could pick my opposing counsel for my future case Bill would be at the top of the list."
Family Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Bill was my mentor when I first started practicing family law in 1996. Since then, I have learned more from Bill about our shared practice area than I have from any other professional experience I've had. He maintains his personal integrity while practicing at a very high level. He makes getting ready for trial fun as well as challenging. I respect and admire him immensely."

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Austin Family Lawyer William D. Powers
William D. Powers
Family Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 48 years