|WV||Inactive - Suspended||1979||06/01/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Recognition of Service Award 1982-1986||Ventura County District Attorney's Office||1986|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Partner||Farley Cassy Schwartz Powell||2009 - Present|
|Partner||Schwartz & Powell||1986 - 2009|
|Deputy District Attorney||Ventura County District Attorney's Office||1982 - 1986|
|Associate||King & Williams||1981 - 1981|
|Associate General Counsel||West Virginia Legal Aid||1979 - 1981|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member - Advisory Committee||2012 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member - Litigation Committee||2012 - Present|
|West Virginia State Bar||Member, Energy Law Committee||2012 - Present|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||2001 - Present|
|U.S. Supreme Court||Admitted to practice||1999 - Present|
|U.S. Federal District Courts No/So Districts of CA||Admitted to practice||1997 - Present|
|U.S. Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit Washington D.C.||Admitted to practice||1996 - Present|
|U.S. District Court Central District||Admitted to practice||1992 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Litigation Section||Member||1983 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member, Criminal Law Section||1981 - Present|
|State Bar of California, Criminal Law Section||Member||1981 - Present|
|CA Supreme Court||Admitted to practice||1981 - Present|
|Ventura County Bar||Member||1981 - Present|
|U.S. Federal District Courts No/So West Virginia||Admitted to practice||1979 - Present|
|West Virgina Supreme Court||Admitted to practice||1979 - Present|
|West Virginia State Bar||Member||1979 - Present|
|Supreme Court of Appeals West Virginia||Admitted to practice||1979 - Present|
|Nebraska and Ohio District Courts||Admitted Pro Hac Vice||2009 - 2009|
|Ventura County Judicial District||Temporary Judge of the Municpal Court||1983 - 1983|
|CA Deputy District Attorneys Association||Member||1982 - 1986|
|Arbiter System Inc vs Department of Defense||N/A|
|People vs Blankenship||N/A|
|See all legal cases|
|Criminal Defense Blog||Ventura Criminal Defense @FCSPLaw.com Blog||2011|
|Presidential Commission on Drunk Driving||Drunk Driving||1985|
|Univ of California Santa Barbara||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1979|
|UCLA SOL||Law||Juris Doctorate||1979|
|Ventura County Sheriff's Academy||Evidence||1985|
Posted by anonymous
Steven Powell is far and away the best trial lawyer I have worked with or seen in court.
He is excellent. First of all he cares. He is smart as a whip but also humble, extremely likeable and can take on the opposition like nobody else. He is the kind of lawyer you want representing you.
He spent a great amount of time listening to me and understanding my case and was extremely good at coming up with and delivering a favorable outcome for me.
Steven Powell represented me in a civil business case that went all the way through a trial that lasted six weeks. He "out-lawyered" all of the other lawyers. Through that case, I learned the difference between a litigating attorney and a true trial attorney. Many attorneys say they are experienced in trial but only a handful are true trial attorneys that can help you win your case.
I have also been counseled by Steven Powell in two other situations where he was able to avoid court and help me get a favorable outcome again.
I consider myself to be a tough "grader" or reviewer but Steven Powell gets the highest recommendation I can give. He is excellent.
Posted by Sam
I highly recommend Attorney Steven Powell to anyone who needs a criminal defense attorney. Before I met Mr. Powell I had several different lawyers who I had to let go because they didn't know how to defend me against the charges I was facing and one was even pushing me into pleading guilty to 2 strikes (3 strikes means life in prison). One attorney was worse than the next. I was lucky to finally be referred to Mr. Powell. He understood my case right away and based on the facts suggested a great defense theory at our first meeting. I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders after that meeting. Mr. Powell worked hard on my case, frequently following up with the D.A and always trying to get me the best result possible but ready to go to trial if necessary. I am happy to say that Mr. Powell ended getting me a great plea bargain with 0 strikes! Mr. Powell is respected by Judges and DA's In addition to being a very talented and experienced attorney, Mr. Powell cares a lot about his clients and their family members who are also under stress and is very nice and approachable. He prides himself on returning emails and phone calls right away and he'll talk to you and your family who is supporting you for as long as it takes to explain what's going on and to answer any of your questions. In contrast, the other attorneys I had would not even return my calls. In short, Mr. Powell is an excellent lawyer and a great guy.
Peter Marek, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse Steven Powell. He has a huge advantage as a formerAssistant District Attorney. " They know that he knows what they know ". Two decades of practice with a top their firm, excellent local endorsements and reviews speak to the quality of his advocacy on his clients behalf. If you are in or near Ventura call him for a consultation. Experience matters!