About Powell Law - Personal Injury Lawyers
Established in 1906, Powell Law is Northeastern Pennsylvania’s oldest personal injury law firm. For three generations, we have successfully handled all types of personal injury claims, including car accidents, truck and motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, product liability, PA worker’s comp and slip and fall. We also have a long-established criminal defense practice, representing clients charged with crimes ranging from misdemeanors to homicide.
Our Tradition of Commitment
We take great pride in being a family-owned and operated law firm. Our roots in the community run deep, not only in our practices but in the towns where we live and raise our families. We coach Little Leagues, run civic clubs and participate in all kinds of community organizations and activities. It is part of our abiding commitment to give back to the community that has given us so much.
We have been recognized year after year by the Pennsylvania and Lackawanna Bar Associations for our pro bono work representing needy clients free of charge - a tradition our grandfather started more than 100 years ago and one we are proud to carry on today. Because of our deep community commitment, we always strive to treat our clients with dignity and respect, to return their phone calls promptly and to give every case our utmost attention and care. We try to be good lawyers but just as important, we try to be good friends and good neighbors.
Our Proud History
Our law firm was founded by our grandfather, James J. Powell Sr., who was orphaned at age 11 when both of his parents were killed in a train wreck known as the Mud Run Disaster. At age 13, he went to work in the coal mines to help support his brothers and sisters, eventually becoming a schoolteacher and principal. He studied nights to become a lawyer and established our firm in 1906 based on the principles of honor, integrity and trust" principles we cherish and strive to uphold every day.
James Powell’s son, the late Christopher T. Powell Sr., is regarded by some as the greatest civil and criminal trial lawyer in the history of Lackawanna County. A physically imposing man, Chris’ fierce advocacy, blind loyalty to his client’s cause and winning record in the courtroom struck fear in the hearts of his rivals. He and his brother, James J. Powell Jr., founded Powell & Powell, the forerunner of today’s Powell Law. Christopher T. Powell Sr.’s sons, Christopher Jr. and Mark, and James J. Powell Jr.’s son, James III, are the third generation of Powell lawyers to practice in the firm. They are joined by Attorneys Bruce S. Zero and James F. Mundy.