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About John S. PowellJohn S. Powell

Attorney John S. Powell completed Law School in 1968 and was licensed to practice in Federal Courts in 1972.  John S. Powell practiced with the law firm of White, Wallace, Doherty and Powell in downtown Houston for many years during the time Jim Wallace was a District Court Judge. When Judge Wallace became a Supreme Court Judge and Frank White became a District Court Judge, Mr. Powell became a sole practitioner eventually moving to Pearland in 1977 and opening an office. He has also had offices in Friendswood and Galveston. He is currently officed in Pearland, Texas, but practices law in many counties, including but not limited to, Brazoria County, Galveston County, Harris County, Montgomery County, Fort Bend County and many counties across the state.

As a Plaintiff's attorney, John has successfully prosecuted cases against the following, among others:

  • The United States Government
  • The United States Veterans' Administration
  • U.S. Home Corporation
  • Velsicol Chemical Company
  • Mobile Oil Company
  • Multiple insurance companies, including Lloyd's of London Underwriters
  • Various doctors, hospitals and nursing homes
  • Various cities and businesses
  • Various small businesses

As a Defendant's attorney, he has successfully defended cases brought by the following, among others:

  • The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
  • Major felonies and misdemeanors
  • Various small businesses
  • Clients against their attorneys


  • University of Houston College of Law - 1968 - Winner first year moot court; finalist second and third years
  • University of Corpus Christi - B.A. - 1965
  • Harrison High School, Colorado Springs, Colorado - 1957

Bar Admissions: 

  • State Bar of Texas - 1968
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas - 1972


  • State Bar of Texas - 1968
  • The Advocates - University of Houston College of Law - 1967
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Brazoria County Bar Association
  • Who's Who Among Texas Lawyers - 2 times

Military Service: 

  • 101st Airborne Division, Judge Advocate General Corp. - 1959-1962

When he is not practicing law, John enjoys playing golf, table tennis, flying single engine aircraft, and assisting children's homes and various poverty projects in Mexico along the U.S. border.