Thomas L. Powell, P.A.

Thomas L. Powell, P.A.

Firm Overview

Attorney Thomas L. Powell has been serving clients since 1977, when he graduated from Florida State University College of Law. In 1996, he decided to establish Thomas L. Powell, P.A. in Tallahassee, Florida. Our law office focuses on providing legal services for individuals and small businesses in criminal defense, family law and personal injury. In addition to our three main areas of practice, we can also help you with:
-General trial practice
-Wrongful death

Tallahassee law office serving clients throughout North Florida:
Thomas L. Powell, P.A. is dedicated to representing individuals in Tallahassee and throughout Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Liberty, Leon and Wakulla Counties, in Florida. We value our clients' time and make it our main goal to give them the best possible legal representation in the most efficient manner. Regardless of the severity of the case, we are ready to fight for our clients' rights and get them the justice they deserve. We evaluate each situation carefully and craft legal solutions that work for you.

Attorney Thomas L. Powell is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics.

Main Office

Main Office
803 N. Calhoun Street
Tallahassee FL 32303





Criminal Defense

An experienced firm fighting for your rights

If you have been charged with a crime in Florida, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. For more than 35 years, attorney Thomas L. Powell has been fighting to defend the rights of our clients. We have built our reputation on getting results. We are intimately familiar with all facets of the Florida criminal justice system and have the knowledge and skill to make sure you understand your legal options and to guide you through the legal process.

For more than 35 years, Thomas L. Powell, P.A. in Tallahassee has represented clients in state and federal courts on charges ranging from minor offenses to serious felonies, including:
-Traffic violations
-Assault and battery
-Possession of drugs
-Theft and larceny
-Homicide - murder/manslaughter
-Domestic violence
-White collar crime
-And more

When you have charges on your record that you want eliminated, Thomas L. Powell, P.A. can help you get those charges sealed or expunged or represent you in appellate court.

No matter what obstacle has been placed in your way, rest assured that we strive diligently to help you overcome it and work tenaciously to attain the best possible result for you.

Going the extra mile to ensure your freedom:
At Thomas L. Powell, P.A., we go the extra mile to ensure that you get the justice you deserve. We have taken an oath to provide exemplary service, an oath that we are dedicated to honoring. Through meticulous preparation and a firm attention to detail, our efforts are always focused on achieving that goal. We personally speak with witnesses, comb through police records and meticulously examine the alleged crime scene. We also bring in experts who challenge the prosecution and help us prepare trial strategy.

Nothing is more important than your freedom. If you need a defense attorney who is dedicated to your case, contact Thomas L. Powell, P.A. today.

Thomas L. Powell, Esq.

Thomas L. Powell, P.A.

Attorney at Law

Practice areas:
-Criminal law
-Personal injury law
-Wrongful death law
-Family law
-General trial practice

-U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
-U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 1981
-U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 1978
-Florida, 1977

-Florida State University, J.D., 1976
-University of Georgia, B.A., 1969

-AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics
-Recipient of Richard W. Ervin Equal Justice Award, 2007

Associations & Memberships:
-Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (President, 1995-1996; Board of Directors, 1988-present; Life Member
-Tallahassee Bar Association (President, 1994-1995
-American Inns of Court, William Stafford Inn (President, 2002-2003

Biographical details:
-Battered Women's Clemency Project (Steering Committee, 1995)
-Florida Sentencing Commission, (Member,1996-1997)
-Governor's Task Force on Domestic and Sexual Violence (Member,1996-1998)
-Children's Justice Act Task Force (Member, 1997-1999)
-Legal Aid Foundation (President 2004-2005; Board of Directors 2003-Present)
-School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University (Adjunct Professor (2002)
-College of Law, Florida State University (Adjunct Professor, 2004-2005)


Florida State University
Juris Doctorate, 1976

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