McClanahan Powers

Firm Overview

McClanahan Powers is a full-service legal firm for business law, labor and commercial law, entertainment and media law, and intellectual property. Based in Fairfax County, Virginia, near the legislative and intellectual property hubs of Washington, D.C., the firm represents clients nationwide.
Main Office
Main Office
8133 Leesburg Pike Suite 130
Vienna  VA  22182
  • (703) 520-1326
  • (703) 828-0205


Free Initial Consultation?
Yes (conditional; see website disclaimer)
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Fixed Fee Contract Review, Legal Consultations, Various Transactional Services, and Business Startup Packages; Contingency Fee (Plaintiff - conditional).
Hourly Rates
$250.00 - $400.00 per hour.

Office Information

Office Hours
9:00 a.m. EST - 5:30 p.m. EST
Office Manager
Avery Miller
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken
English; Spanish

Other Offices

Washington DC Location
1717 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 1025
Washington,  DC  20006

Robert Powers

Receiving his legal training at a top ten program for intellectual property law in the United States, Mr. Powers is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Law. In addition to earning his Juris Doctorate, Mr. Powers holds dual specialty certifications from Michigan State University College of Law in Corporate Law and Communications & Intellectual Property Law.

Mr. Powers is experienced in transactional business and nonprofit law, intellectual property law, employment law, estate planning, and entertainment law. He has negotiated and drafted several multi-million dollar contracts involving patent licensing and assignments, business acquisitions, asset purchases, wills and trusts, and pre-litigation settlement matters.

In addition to a vast array of transactional experience, Mr. Powers has litigated matters involving business disputes before Virginia Circuit and Federal Courts; trademark disputes before Virginia and District of Columbia Federal Courts as well as the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office; copyright and other intellectual property disputes before Virginia and District of Columbia Federal Courts; and employment matters before the Department of Labor and Virginia Federal Courts.

Throughout his practice of law, Mr. Powers has worked and negotiated with and litigated against several American Law 500 international firms. Through his education and experience Mr. Powers has gained both the knowledge and the cunning necessary to provide world class legal service to his clients.

A native Floridian, Mr. Powers enjoys spending time on the ocean, watching football, new technology, reading, traveling and spending time with his family and friends.
  • Bar Number: 80822
    Virginia , 2010
  • Bar Number: 1003476
    District of Columbia , 2011
  • Michigan State University College of Law
    Juris Doctor , 2010
    Corporate Law Specialization
    Communications & Intellectual Property Specialization

Dirk McClanahan

Mr. McClanahan is a Fairfax, Virginia native who was trained at Michigan State University College of Law, a top ten academic program for intellectual property law. Mr. McClanahan provides knowledgeable and compassionate legal expertise to individuals and businesses in a variety of legal issues including business law, employment law, intellectual property, litigation, and negotiations.

Mr. McClanahan has successfully litigated matters in Virginia federal and state courts, including several multi-million dollar claims. He represents individuals and businesses, both large and small, to ensure that their legal rights are protected and enforced. Throughout his practice of law, Mr. McClanahan has worked with and litigated against several AmLaw 500 international firms, having taken part in cases with legal issues ranging from intellectual property licensing, business acquisitions, and contract enforcement and defense.

In addition, Mr. McClanahan has assisted clients in business planning and growth, as well as, advocating on clients' behalf during business negotiations. Mr. McClanahan uses his experience as a litigator to advise his clients on how to setup and maintain compliance and to draft and revise contracts to better protect their interests.

A life-long Washington D.C sports fan, Mr. McClanahan enjoys watching his favorite teams, traveling, and going to the movies.
  • Bar Number: 81208
    Virginia , 2010
  • Bar Number: 1019009
    District of Columbia , 2014
  • Michigan State University College of Law
    Juris Doctor , 2010

Zach Miller

A Merit Scholar graduating in the top 15% of his class, Mr. Miller is a graduate of DePaul University College of Law. As a Fairfax, Virginia native, Mr. Miller completed his undergraduate studies closer to home at Virginia Tech and returned to the Fairfax area shortly after completion of his legal education.

Prior to joining McClanahan Powers, Mr. Miller worked at a civil litigation firm where he represented businesses and individuals in a wide range of contract, construction, employment and commercial disputes. Mr. Miller has successfully pursued claims under payment bonds and warrant-in-debts throughout the Virginia state court systems.

Mr. Miller also has notably defended businesses before the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia against employment related grievances, including claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act involving discrimination matters; the Family and Medical Leave Act; and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

An avid outdoorsman, Mr. Miller enjoys hiking, hunting and fishing in his spare time and is a strong supporter of the Virginia Tech Hokies.

Trevor Pusch

Receiving his legal training at a top twenty five law school in the United States, Mr. Pusch is a graduate of Emory University School of Law. In addition to earning his Juris Doctorate, Mr. Pusch holds a specialty certification from Emory in Corporate Law after completing the Transactional Law Certificate Program.

Prior to joining McClanahan Powers, Mr. Pusch worked at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG). At the EEOC Mr. Pusch worked for an administrative judge on employment discrimination matters. He drafted opinions and worked on cases involving violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

At NAAG Mr. Pusch supported state attorneys general offices with legal research and training in number of areas including: copyright and trademark law, employment discrimination, housing discrimination, E-discovery law and consumer protection issues. Mr. Pusch drafted materials for national trainings on employment discrimination and helped create an intellectual property enforcement manual for prosecutors. He also wrote a civil rights bulletin on affirmative and defensive litigation issues involving discriminatory practices against protected classes.

A native Floridian, Mr. Pusch enjoys spending time at the beach, watching and playing soccer, reading, traveling and hiking.

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