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Powell Law News


Firm Again Recognized for Helping Needy Clients

Powell Law has once again been given the annual Equal Access to Justice Award by the Lackawanna Bar Association and Lackawanna Pro Bono Inc. for its dedication to providing free legal counsel to needy clients.


Attorney Mark Powell awarded by national lawyer's group

Attorney Mark Powell is honored by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy with its prestigious Daniel G. Grove Award for his commitment to instruction at the institute’s Advanced Trial Advocacy Skills program in Washington, D.C.


Attorney Mark Powell Instructs on Pennsylvania DUI Law

Attorney Mark Powell recently instructed a continuing legal education course for the Lackawanna Bar Association on Birchfield v. North Dakota, a recent Supreme Court decision that dramatically affects Pennsylvania’s drunk driving law.


Powell to run for district attorney next year

Attorney Mark Powell announces his candidacy for Lackawanna County District Attorney.


Part of the Community

In a front-page article in The Triboro Banner, Attorney Mark Powell, newly elected President of the Moosic Youth Center, talks about all the exciting improvements to the place where he grew up playing basketball.


Powell Recertified as Civil Trial Advocate

Attorney Mark Powell has been recertified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy for his tireless work on behalf of victims.


This is how they roll - Mark Powell talks cycling

Attorney Mark Powell is featured in the August edition of Happenings Magazine talking about his love of cycling.


Powell Honored as Hero of Humanity

Mark Powell is honored with the 2016 Hero of Humanity Award for his support of Vikings Helping Vikings, a nonprofit organization that awards scholarships to high school seniors attending college.


Zero Presents at Legal Seminar

Attorney Bruce Zero was a featured speaker at a recent continuing legal education seminar sponsored by The Committee for Justice for All at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center.


Chris Powell in the News

Attorney Christopher Powell Jr. leaves court with a client after her preliminary hearing on criminal charges Thursday.


Bruce Zero Presents Seminar

Attorney Bruce Zero presented a one-hour continuing legal education seminar yesterday to about 60 members of the Lackawanna Bar Association as part of its monthly CLE series at the Colonnade in Scranton.


Chris Powell Named a “10 Best” criminal law attorneys

From "People on the Move" in the Sunday Times-Tribune.


Senate special committee recommends not proceeding with vote to remove Kane

PA Senate postpones action on Attorney General Kathleen Kane's removal pending a ruling by the Supreme Court on a petition to reinstate her law license filed by Attorney Jim Mundy, who is representing her before the state Disciplinary Board.


Kane's law license should remain suspended, board says

Attorney Jim Mundy is featured in an Associated Press article about the suspension of Attorney General Kathleen Kane's law license.


Court upholds $5.9 million verdict in car crash

Coverage of the Superior Court's decision to uphold a $5.9 million verdict obtained by Attorneys Jim Mundy and Bruce Zero on behalf of our clients.


‘Morally, it’s just ridiculous’ – Strong Reaction to Sandusky Pension Ruling

Attorney Bruce Zero provides the legal perspective in a Newswatch 16 story about a Commonwealth Court ruling allowing convicted child molester and former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky to keep his state pension.


Book Review by Chris Powell

Attorney Chris Powell published a book review of "How To Navigate Through Federal Prison and Gain an Early Release" by Lisa Barrett in the August edition of "The Champion," the monthly magazine of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.


Court Places Kane Law License Under Temporary Suspension

Attorney Jim Mundy is featured in a WNEP-TV story about the temporary suspension of Attorney General Kathleen Kane's law license. Mundy and Attorney James J. Powell III are representing Kane before the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board.


Kane's lawyers decry effort to suspend law license

Powell Law Attorneys James Mundy and James Powell, who are representing Attorney General Kathleen Kane before the PA Disciplinary Board, are quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer story.


Verdict Against Ford Motor Co. Among Top 20 Verdicts Statewide in 2014

A $5.9 million jury verdict won by Powell Law Attorneys James F. Mundy and Bruce S. Zero was the 13th largest jury verdict in a personal injury case in Pennsylvania in 2014, according to a web site that tracks personal injury verdicts statewide.


Case vs. Ford Featured in Report by NYC TV Station

The case involving Powell Law clients John and Rosetta Cancelleri against Ford Motor Co., which resulted in a $5.9 million jury verdict won by Attorneys Jim Mundy and Bruce Zero, was featured in an I-Team investigative report about seat belt safety by Channel 4, the NBC affiliate in New York City.


Citing Tincher, Lackawanna Judge Upholds $5.9M Verdict

A Lackawanna County judge's decision upholding a $5.9 million jury verdict won by Attorneys Jim Mundy and Bruce Zero against Ford Motor Co. tops the headlines in the statewide PA Law Weekly.


Judge upholds $5.9 million crash verdict

A Lackawanna County judge upholds a $5.9 million jury verdict against Ford Motor Co. for a 2010 crash that injured a Covington Twp. man and added $351,000 in delay damages. The verdict was won by Attorneys Jim Mundy and Bruce Zero.


Powell Law Given Special Award for Dedication To Helping Needy Clients

Powell Law is honored for providing free legal services to needy clients.


Jury awards $5.9M for 2010 crash

Attorneys Jim Mundy and Bruce Zero, and the team at Powell Law, get justice for a man paralyzed when a defective airbag in his car failed to deploy during an accident.


Pelicci seeks dismissal of money structuring charges

News coverage of a federal money-structuring case in which Attorney Chris Powell represents the defendant.


Attorney disputes charges filed against Scranton physician and wife

Attorney Chris Powell defends physician and wife indicted for "structuring" cash withdrawals from their bank account.


Zero Settles Truck Accident Case for $1.07 Million

Attorney Bruce S. Zero of Powell Law recently settled a case for $1.07 million on behalf of a Pennsylvania State Trooper whose vehicle was struck by a tractor trailer on Interstate 81.


Ex-W. Wyoming chief must pay back funds

Attorney Chris Powell is featured in Times Leader coverage of a high-profile criminal case involving a former police chief in Luzerne County.


Bar Association Honors Powell Law for Work Representing Needy Clients

For the ninth time, Powell Law was honored with the annual Equal Access to Justice Award from the Lackawanna Bar Association and Lackawanna Pro Bono Inc.


Victim’s relatives ask for leniency in sentencing of veteran in fatal wreck

Attorney Jim Powell is quoted as a representative of the victim's family in news coverage of a homicide by vehicle case.


Powell Named Top 100 Lawyer

Attorney Chris Powell is named a Top 100 Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers.


Federal case likely not relevant to Mellow's new woes

Attorney Chris Powell is quoted in a Times-Tribune story about the indictment of former state Sen. Robert Mellow.


State Police investigate missing money at a Moosic Fire Company

Attorney Chris Powell is quoted in story about money missing from Greenwood Hose Company. He serves as the fire company's solicitor.


Probe Into Hose Company Finances Launched

Attorney Chris Powell, solicitor for the Greenwood Hose Company, is interviewed by WNEP-TV Newswatch 16 about money missing from the fire company.


Chances of Winning a Lawsuit Against the NCAA

Attorney Bruce Zero was interviewed recently by WNEP-TV Newswatch 16 regarding Gov. Tom Corbett's lawsuit against the NCAA in the wake of the Sandusky case.


Powell Brothers Instruct at D.C. Legal Seminar

Attorney Mark J. Powell and his brother, Attorney Thomas J. Powell, recently served as instructors for the Advanced Trial Skills seminar sponsored by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy in Washington, D.C.


Mundy Honored by PA Trial Lawyers

Attorney James F. Mundy, a partner in Powell Law, was recently honored by the Pennsylvania Association for Justice with its Distinguished Service Award.


Area priest facing sex assault charges

Attorney Chris Powell is mentioned in a story about a Tioga County criminal case.


Lawsuit targets developer in woman's death during flooding

Attorney Bruce Zero is featured in a story about deadly landfill gas in West Pittston that was allegedly caused by faulty home construction.


Sisters Blame Home Builder, Landfill, for Death During Floods

Attorney Bruce Zero is featured in a Newswatch 16 story about deadly landfill gas in West Pittston that was allegedly caused by faulty home construction.


Sandusky: The Defense’s Turn

Attorney Chris Powell, a criminal defense lawyer, is featured in a WNEP-TV story previewing Jerry Sandusky's defense.


Attorney: Lupas Not Competent for Trial

Attorney Chris Powell, a criminal defense attorney, is featured in a WNEP-TV story about the case against Attorney Tony Lupas.


Background Check Blunders – Powell Law Sheds Light on Potential Pitfalls

Happenings Magazine article on criminal background checks authored by Attorney Chris Powell.


Lackawanna County jury returns $4.2 million verdict against local doctor

Jim Mundy and co-counsel Bruce Zero win $4.2 million vedict in medical malpractice case in Lackawanna County Court.


Munchak appeals conviction, sentence

Attorney Chris Powell is featured in coverage of appeals in high-profile Lackawanna County corruption case.


A solemn feeling in court

Attorney Chris Powell is featured in coverage of Lackawanna County corruption case.


As sentencing nears, Munchak is hospitalized

Attorney Chris Powell is featured in coverage of Lackawanna County corruption case.


Sentence ‘enhancements’ argued

Attorney Chris Powell is featured in coverage of Lackawanna County corruption case.


Character letters unanimously support Munchak

Attorney Chris Powell is featured in story about Lackawanna County corruption case.


Former Lackawanna County Commissioners Want Lighter Sentences

Attorney Chris Powell is featured in story about Lackawanna County corruption case.


Viewers Respond on Facebook to Geisinger's No-Tobacco Policy

Mark Powell quoted in WNEP-TV report on Geisinger refusing to hire tobacco users.


Last set of charges against Semian tossed out of court

Mark Powell gets criminal charges tossed in high-profile Lackawanna County criminal case.


Powell instructs at D.C. seminar

Press release about Mark Powell instructing at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy in Washington, D.C.


PennDOT, motorist, share blame in 2004 crash

Jim Mundy, erroneously referred to in the article as "defense attorney," wins a $225,000 jury verdict on behalf of a woman injured in a vehicle crash in Wyoming County.


Scranton man sues city and Whiskey Dick's for injuries from falling into a vault

Attorney Bruce Zero sues Scranton tavern on behalf of client injured in sidewalk collapse.


Lackawanna County man sues Ford over airbag that failed to deploy

Attorney Bruce Zero is featured in a Times-Tribune story about a products liability case.


Investigators lay out case against alleged drug kingpin in hearing

Attorney Chris Powell featured in coverage of high-profile drug-trafficking case.


Former Dunmore Teacher Sentenced to Prison

Attorney Chris Powell featured in WBRE-TV coverage of teacher sex case.


Local man not guilty of assault charges

Attorney Chris Powell wins verdict for client accused of assault.


Munchak files motion for new trial

Attorney Chris Powell is featured in story about post-trial motions in high-profile Lackawanna County public corruption case.


A.J. Munchak's attorney representing alleged kingpin of gang brought down in Operation Sunset

Fresh off a loss representing former Lackawanna County Minority Commissioner A.J. Munchak in his federal corruption trial, Attorney Christopher T. Powell is now representing the alleged Bloods Street Gang member and kingpin of a crack-dealing gang brought down last month by the state Attorney General's office.


Jury speaks in Cordaro and Munchak trial

Attorney Chris Powell featured in coverage of major public corruption case in Lackawanna County.


Corbett Interviews Attorney Chris Powell on WILK

Attorney Chris Powell talks about the Munchak verdict with Steve Corbett on WILK News Radio.


Day 11: 'Smoke and mirrors' prosecution or a 'smokescreen' from the defense?

Attorney Chris Powell featured in coverage of major public corruption case in Lackawanna County.


Split Verdicts Reached at Cordaro, Munchak Trial

Attorney Chris Powell is featured in WNEP-TV coverage of high-profile public corruption case in Lackwanna County.


Closing Arguments at Cordaro, Munchak Trial

Attorney Chris Powell is featured in WNEP-TV coverage of high-profile public corruption case in Lackwanna County.


Day 10: Testimony Wraps Up In Corruption Trial

Attorney Chris Powell featured in coverage of major public corruption case in Lackawanna County.


Day 8: Munchak says he never pocketed money

Attorney Chris Powell featured in coverage of major public corruption case in Lackawanna County.


Day 7: Amid Tales Of Piles Of Cash, Prosecution Prepares To Rest Its Case Today

Attorney Chris Powell featured in coverage of major public corruption case in Lackawanna County.


Day 6: Cordaro's financial dealings take center stage

Attorney Chris Powell featured in coverage of major public corruption case in Lackawanna County.


Day 5: Businessmen detail payments, campaign contributions

Attorney Chris Powell featured in coverage of major public corruption case in Lackawanna County.


Day 3: Key witnesses detail cash trail

Attorney Chris Powell featured in coverage of major public corruption case in Lackawanna County.


Washo unburdens on the stand

Attorney Chris Powell featured in coverage of major public corruption case in Lackawanna County.


Day 2: Testimony focuses on finances, ethics

Attorney Chris Powell featured in coverage of major public corruption case in Lackawanna County.


As commissioners' trial begins, defense optimistic

Attorney Chris Powell featured in coverage of major public corruption case in Lackawanna County.


Unidentified companies finally revealed by feds; defense promises government case will 'crumble'

Attorney Chris Powell presents opening arguments in major public corruption trial in Lackawanna County.


Good government v. graft: Cordaro/Munchak trial begins

Attorney Chris Powell delivers opening remarks in major public corruption trial in Lackawanna County.


Jury Picked in Cordaro, Munchak Extortion Trial

Attorney Chris Powell is featured in WNEP-TV coverage of high-profile public corruption case in Lackawanna County.


Powell Law Partners Named PA Super Lawyers

Attorneys Bruce S. Zero and James F. Mundy have been named PA Super Lawyers for 2011.


North Pocono students face 'trial' to underline drinking's dangers

Attorney Bruce Zero acts as defense counsel in mock underage drinking trial of North Pocono students.


Mother seeks justice after cyber-bullied teen's attempted suicide

Attorney Bruce Zero featured in Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice story about cyber bullying case.


Cordaro, Munchak enter not guilty pleas

Article about federal corruption case.


Cordaro and Munchak back in court

Attorney Jim Powell featured in video of court appearance in federal corruption case.


Grand jury returns new indictment against Munchak, Cordaro

Attorney Chris Powell featured in Citizens' Voice article about federal corruption case.


Munchak's lawyer asks to move corruption trial to Scranton

Attorney Chris Powell featured in Scranton Times-Tribune story about federal corruption case.


Munchak wants trial moved from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton

Attorney Chris Powell featured in Wilkes-Barre Times Leader story about federal corruption case.


Judge sets June 6 trial date for Munchak, Cordaro

Attorney Chris Powell featured in coverage of major public corruption case in Lackawanna County.


Legal profession reacts to Ciavarella verdict

Attorney Mark Powell is quoted in Scranton Times-Tribune story about conviction of corrupt judge.


Ex-Dunmore teacher in court

Attorney Chris Powell is is interviewed by WBRE-TV about one of his criminal cases.


Firm Says No Connection to Key Figure in Corruption Trial

As the corruption trial of former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella unfolds in federal court, Powell Law reiterates that it has “no connection whatsoever” to Attorney Robert J. Powell, a key figure in the case who allegedly paid kickbacks to Ciavarella and another former Luzerne County judge.


Fans Gear Up for Super Bowl

Attorney Mark Powell and family are featured in a Super Bowl preview on WNEP-TV's Newswatch 16.


$335,000 Stolen From Local Carpernters' Union

Attorney Mark J. Powell is featured in WBRE-TV Eyewitness News coverage of high-profile criminal case in Scranton.


Powells Pulling for Pack

Local attorney Mark Powell, his son, Ryan, and friend Rich Para, and two sons, will be in attendance today when the Green Bay Packers take on the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field for the NFC Championship game. And they will be rooting for the Packers to win, and for Aaron Rodgers and the offense to have another big day in the postseason. Their motives are simple: Powell's brother-in-law, Joe Philbin, is Green Bay's offensive coordinator


PA Bar Association Again Honors Scranton Firm for Representing Needy

SCRANTON, Pa. – For the fifth time since 2003, Powell Law has been honored with a Pro Bono Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association for its work representing needy clients.


Dad, son accused of pocketing cash meant for union

Attorney Mark J. Powell is featured in Times-Tribune newspaper coverage of a high-profile criminal case.


Federal prosecutors argue no evidence of grand jury leaks to media in case against Cordaro, Munchak

Attorney Christopher T. Powell Jr. is featured in Times-Tribune coverage of high-profile federal public corruption case.


Father, Son Charged in Theft

Attorney Mark J. Powell is featured in WNEP-TV's Newswatch 16 coverage of high-profile criminal case.


Business Owners Arrested for Not Paying Union Workers

Attorney Mark J. Powell is featured on WBRE-TV's Eyewitness News coverage of a high-profile criminal case.


Munchak Wants His Own Trial

Attorney Chris Powell featured in WNEP-TV story about high-profile Lackawanna County corruption case.


Powell Instructs at D.C. Trial Advocacy Seminar

Attorney Mark J. Powell of Powell Law in Scranton recently was a featured instructor at an “Advanced Trial Skills” seminar sponsored by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy at the U.S. District Court building in Washington, D.C.


Zero Teaches at Bench Bar Conference

Attorney Bruce S. Zero of Powell Law taught a one-hour continuing legal education seminar, “Civil Litigation Update,” at the Lackawanna Bar Association’s 29th annual Bench Bar Conference held Oct. 8 at the Hilton Scranton Hotel and Conference Center.


Zero Named PA Super Lawyer

For the third year in a row, Attorney Bruce S. Zero of Powell Law has been named to the “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” list, which represents the top 5 percent of all trial attorneys in the Commonwealth.


Scranton Law Firm Honored for Representing Needy Clients

For the sixth time, Powell Law has been honored by the Lackawanna Bar Association and Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc., with its Equal Access to Justice Award for providing free legal representation to needy clients. While many individual attorneys have been recognized by the LBA for their pro bono work, Powell Law was the first law firm ever to be honored with the award.


Renowned Trial Attorney Mundy Joins Powell Law

Attorney James F. Mundy, a native of Wilkes-Barre and one of the most prominent and influential trial attorneys in Pennsylvania, has joined Powell Law in Scranton.




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