Judge Powell has been with the Division of Administrative Hearings since 1993. He is licensed to practice in Florida and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida.
Judge Powell’s legal service includes:
The Florida Bar: member — Administrative Law and Government Lawyer Sections, Student Education and Admissions to the Bar Committee, and The Florida Bar Speaker’s Bureau; Florida Bar Foundation Fellow; a speaker at various CLE seminars; former member of the Standing Committee on Professionalism, and Judicial Subcommittee of the Commission on Professionalism; and former chairperson of various committees.
Local and State Voluntary Legal Associations: member – Tallahassee Barristers Association (President), Tallahassee Women Lawyers, Tallahassee Bar Association, Florida Government Bar Association, Florida Association of Administrative Law Judiciary (Immediate Past President), William H. Stafford American Inn of Court, Florida Association for Women Lawyers, and Judicial Council of the Virgil Hawkins Chapter, National Bar Association.
The American Bar Association (ABA): member — Standing Committee on Minorities in the Judiciary, Judicial Division, Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section (Co-Chair, State Administrative Law Committee), National Conference of the Administrative Law Judiciary (NCALJ) (Chair, Diversity Committee), NCALJ Fellow, ABA Fellow; and former member of Standing Committee on Professionalism.
The National Bar Association (NBA): member – Judicial Council, NBA; and life member of the NBA.
Other National Memberships: National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary (NAALJ).
Active in his local community, Judge Powell serves on numerous boards, including Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Big Bend (Vice President); Elder Care Services; 100 Black Men of Tallahassee Area (Immediate Past President); Tallahassee Area Club, Frontiers International (President); and Lincoln Center Foundation (President). For his service in the community, he has received numerous awards.