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John A. Powers

Sole Proprietor of The Powers Law Firm, LLC since 2006
Focus on municipal, state and federal criminal defense
Appellate practice, Post-Conviction Relief, and Expungements
Traffic, Juvenile, Evictions/Landlord-Tenant and Child Support Matters

Previous Legal Experience

Associate of Ian N. Friedman & Associates, LLC from 2001 – 2006
Performed criminal jury and bench trials
Conducted suppression hearings, ALS appeal hearings, and preliminary hearings
Drafted and argued criminal appeals
Handled juvenile delinquency and unruly cases, child support matters and eviction proceedings
Engaged in personal injury and general civil litigation

Education & Training

Juris Doctor from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
Editor – Journal of Law & Health
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana
Completed Training and Approved for Cuyahoga County Mental Health Court Docket

Professional Associations

Ohio State Bar Association, Member
Cuyahoga County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member & Lawyer Client Relations Committee Member
Cleveland Marshall College of Law Alumni Association, Life Member
Justinian Forum, Member
Delta Theta Phi, Member
Lorain County Bar Association, Member
West Shore Bar Association, Member


The Stifling of Competition by the Antitrust Laws: The Irony of the Health Care Industry, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Journal of Law & Health, Vol. 15, Issue 2, 2000 – 2001.