Scott A. Powell

Scott A. Powell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Birmingham, AL

Hare Wynn Newell & Newton LLP
 | 2025 3rd Avenue North, Suite 800
Birmingham, AL 35203-3331
Phone: 205-328-5330
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation
Attorney Profile
Having already established a reputation as a trial lawyer with another firm, Scott Powell came to Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton as a full partner in 1986. Since that time, his diverse practice has taken him throughout the state of Alabama, as well as Texas, Tennessee, Ohio, Georgia, and Louisiana. Among the types of cases he has handled include litigation under the False Claims Act for qui tam plaintiffs, class action litigation involving complex legal issues, commercial litigation, as well as personal injury and wrongful death. He graduated cum laude in 1978 from the Cumberland School of Law. Mr. Powell served as co-lead counsel in the oil royalty litigation in eastern Texas. At the time of its resolution, it was the highest recovery on behalf of the United States in the history of the False Claims Act. In addition to his active litigation practice, he has given back to the profession, as well as his law school. He has recently completed two terms as chairman of the Cumberland School of Law Advisory Board where he was a member for five years. Additionally, he has served as an officer of the Alabama Association for Justice, formerly the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, and served as that association’s president in the year 2005-06. Mr. Powell was selected as a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers in 1996 and was elected to its Board of Governors in 1999. In 2003 he was elected by the Board as an officer, and in 2007 became the Society’s youngest president in history. Additionally, he is a Fellow of The American College of Trial Lawyers and has been honored by his peers by being named to The Best Lawyers in America over the past ten years in the areas of Personal Injury Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and Bet the Company Litigation. In 2008 he was selected as one of the top ten Super Lawyers in the state of Alabama. The Alabama Law Foundation and the American Bar Foundation have honored Mr. Powell by selecting him as a Fellow, a membership limited to one percent of the practicing bar in not only the state of Alabama, but in the United States as well.

Certificates and Credentials

About Scott Powell

Admitted: 1978, Alabama

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Honors and Awards:

  • Awarded Litigator of the Year for the state of Alabama Lawyer of the Year- Bet the Company Litigation- Alabama, Benchmark, 2012
Office Location for Scott A. Powell

2025 3rd Avenue North
Suite 800
Birmingham, AL 35203-3331


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Last Updated: 6/28/2017

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