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William V. Powell, Jr.: Mr. Powell graduated from the University of Alabama in 1989 and is a 1992 graduate of Cumberland School of Law. He was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in September of 1992 and to the Tennessee State Bar in March 1994. Mr. Powell has also been admitted to the U.S District Court for the Northern District of Alabama and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Mr. Powell’s primary areas of focus have been in the field of Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, SSI and claims for Personal Injuries. Mr. Powell is currently President of the Birmingham Bar’s Workers’ Compensation section, past President of the Alabama Associations for Justice Workers’ Compensation Section, a member of the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Organization (AWCO), a member in the National Organization of Social Security Representatives (NOSSCR), a member of the Alabama and Tennessee State Bar Associations, a member of the Birmingham Bar Association, a member of the Alabama Association for Justice, a member of the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation, a member of the Tom Robinson Society Workers’ Compensation Group and a member of the Alabama State Bar Workers’ Compensation Section. Mr. Powell has been certified as an “Advocate” by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and has spoken at various seminars on issues dealing with Alabama’s Workers’ Compensation law.

Areas of Practice
  • 45% Workers Compensation
  • 45% Social Security Disability
  • 10% Personal Injury
Litigation Percentage
  • 60% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 1992
  • Tennessee, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 2015
  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
    • J.D. - 1992
  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    • B.A. - 1989
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science
Published Works
  • Alabama Association for Justice Journal, Winter 2009, Spring 2010, Summer 2010 and Fall 2010
Representative Cases
  • Crownson v. Woolard Breothers, Inc., 915 So.2d 1186 (Ala. Civ. App. 2004)
  • Davis Plumbing Company, Inc. v. Burns, 967 So.2d 94 (Ala. Civ. App. 2007)
  • Briana Dominik Christiansen, Plaintiff, v. Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner, Social Security Administration, Defendant
  • Workers' Compensation Seminar, What Happens At Your Client's FCE, Alabama Association for Justice - Speaker, 2005 - Present
  • Workers' Compensation Seminar, Attacking an Unfavorable FCE, Alabama Association for Justice - Speaker, 2006 - Present
  • Workers' Compensation Seminar, FCE Step by Step, Alabama Association for Justice - Speaker, 2007 - Present
  • Workers' Compensation Law Seminar: Tools of the Trade, ABI/CLE, 2007 - Present
  • Birmingham Bar Workers' Compensation Section Judges' Seminar, Speaker, 2007 - Present
  • Workers' Compensation Seminar; Sun Tzu and Workers' Compensation, Chair of 2010 Alabama Association for Justice - Speaker
  • Alabama Workers' Compensation Organization Spring Seminar, Deposing a Doctor, Speaker, 2011 - Present
  • Chair of 2011 Birmingham Bar Workers' Compensation Section Judges' Seminar
  • CLE--"Social Security: Getting the Basics Down" presented by NBI, Speaker, 2014
  • CLE-Alabama Workers’ Comp Conference presented by Alabama Law Weekly , Speaker, 2015 - Present
Honors and Awards
  • Named an Advocate by the American Trial Lawyers' Association, 1995 - Present
  • BV Attorney Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for workers' compensation law (plaintiff), 2014 - 2015
  • Listed as one of the Top 100 Disability Lawyers in Alabama by The National Advocates, 2014 - 2015
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Birmingham Bar Executive Committee, Member, 2011 - Present
  • Tennessee State Bar Association, Member, 1994 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar Association, Member, 1992 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama Association for Justice
  • Alabama Civil Justice Foundation
  • Alabama State Bar, Workers' Compensation Section
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar, Worker' Compensation Section, Officer
  • Tom Robinson Society Workers' Compensation Group
  • Alabama Workers' Compensation Organization (AWCO)
  • National Organization of Social Security Claims Representatives (NOSSCR)