Bill Powers

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Austin, TX

Powers & Kerr, PLLC
 | 8911 North Capital of Texas Highway, Building 2, Suite 2105
Austin, TX 78759
Phone: 512-610-6199
Fax: 512-610-6193
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

As an attorney at the Law Offices of William D. Powers, Bill Powers provides dedicated legal representation to people living in Austin, Texas. He focuses his practice on family law, generally handling cases that involve such issues as divorce and child custody.


In 1972, Mr. Powers graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts. He then went on to attend The University of Texas School of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctor in 1975.


With more than 30 years of experience, Mr. Powers understands the unique, and often difficult, dynamics that has litigated a number of high-stakes cases throughout Central Texas. He has an impressive track record of achieving positive outcomes for his clients and their families. While Mr. Powers generally seeks to reach amicable resolutions through negotiations, he aggressively fights for his clients and their rights in cases when the issue must go to trial. His commitment to maintaining high legal standards of ethics and conduct has helped Mr. Powers earn the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. He is also certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


An active member of the legal community, Mr. Powers has given presentations at a number of conferences put on by organizations including The University of Texas School of Law’s continuing legal education programs, the Texas Access to Justice Foundation and a number of local bar associations. He also previously served for two terms as president of the board of directors for Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas.


*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
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Family Law (100%)


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Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019

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About Bill Powers

Admitted: 1976, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • Judges and other Austin divorce attorneys have described him as having attained “preeminent legal ability” and a “very high professional standard of conduct and ethics.”
  • AV- Rating, Martindale Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified, 1988

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Served two terms as president of the Board of Directors of Legal Aid of Central Texas

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presents at legal conferences arranged by organizations such as the Texas Equal Access to Justice Foundation, the University of Texas School of Law's Continuing Legal Education Programs, Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas, and local bar groups
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  • “Excellent mediator.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Bill Powers

8911 North Capital of Texas Highway
Building 2, Suite 2105
Austin, TX 78759

Phone: 512-610-6199

Fax: 512-610-6193

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Last Updated: 6/26/2019

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