John Kieran Powers

John Kieran Powers

Powers & Santola, LlP
  • Personal Injury
  • New York
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Summary

“Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individual for the benefit of others that John K. Powers has displayed throughout his life”. Resolution of the New York State Legislature recognizing John’s lifetime of professional and community service, which includes: • Tirelessly representing and advocating for catastrophically injured individuals and their families for 40+ years; • Selection by his peers for 30+ years as one of "The Best Lawyers in America" in three separate areas of practice: “medical malpractice law”; “product liability litigation”; and “personal injury litigation”; • Being named “Lawyer of the Year” in the field of medical malpractice law; • Founding the National College of Advocacy; • Co-Founding and serving as President of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers; • Serving as President of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association; • Serving as President of the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association; • Serving as Chair of the Trial Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association. • Selection as a Charter Senior Life Fellow of the Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates; • Selection as a Life Member of the American Association for Justice and serving on its Board of Governors for 15 years and as a member of the Executive Committee for two terms; • Serving as President of the Melvin Belli Society; • Serving as First Vice-President of the New York State Brain Injury Association (granted Life Membership in both that organization and the National Brain Injury Association); and • Publication of numerous books, chapters and articles on legal issues, including a chapter in The National Head Injury Foundation Guide to the: Analysis, Understanding and Presentation of Cases Involving Traumatic Brain Injury.

Practice Area
  • Personal Injury
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Partner
Powers & Santola, LlP
- Current
Education
Albany Law School
J.D. (1972)
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University of Notre Dame
B.A. (1969) | Government and International Relations
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Awards
Wiedeman-Wysocki Citation of Excellence, 1994, 1996
American Association for Justice
Professional Associations
Melvin Belli Society
President
- Current
American Association for Justice
Life Member
- Current
Activities: Board of Governors 1990-2004; Executive Committee 1995-1997; Chair Political Action Committee 1995-1997;
New York State Bar # 1574391
Chair, Trial Lawyers Section
- Current
Activities: Chair, Trial Lawyers Section 2005-2006; Member, House of Delegates 2007-2010
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
Co-Founder & President
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New York State Trial Lawyers Association
President
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Powers & Santola, LLP
Website
Delayed Cancer Diagnosis
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Contact & Map
39 N Pearl St
Albany, NY 12207
USA
Telephone: (518) 465-5995