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ATTORNEY PROFILE

Darlene Wright Powell, Esq.

For over twenty-five years, attorney Darlene Wright Powell has been serving the needs of clients in Prince George's County and surrounding areas. Attorney Powell started her own practice with the goal of better serving her clients by tailoring her practice to fit the specific needs of each client.

To enable her to better serve her clients, she is committed to personally taking the time to meet with her clients to discuss their goals. Attorney Powell's first job as your lawyer is to listen. With an understanding of your situation, she can begin to work with you to fulfill your needs. Under special circumstances, Attorney Powell can accommodate your schedule with flexible appointments. Attorney Powell is licensed to practice law in both the State of Maryland and in the District of Columbia.

 

"Our goal is to serve clients in accordance with the highest standards of professionalism."

- Darlene Wright Powell, Esq.


Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI/DWI
  • Traffic Violations
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • Juris Doctorate - 1985
    • Law Journal: Articles Editor, The Maryland Journal of International Law and Trade, Spring Semester, 1984
  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • Certificate, Program of Instruction for Lawyers - June, 1987
  • Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Ithaca, New York
    • Bachelor of Science - 1981
  • Academia de Español Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
    • Certificate, Spanish Immersion Program - July 2015

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1985
  • District of Columbia, 1987
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1986
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1990

Classes & Seminars

  • Panelist, "Ask-A-Lawyer" seminar presented by the Legal Ministry, First Baptist Church of Glenarden, April 2014 
  • Panelist, Maryland Partners for Justice Conference, Baltimore Convention Center, 2013
  • Lecturer, Summer, University of Maryland School of Law, 1986
  • Motivational Speaker, Prince George's County Schools, Middle School and High School Level
  • "Time Management" Seminar for Montgomery County Government Employees
  • Legal Seminar for "Single Mothers", Landover Memorial Baptist Church
  • Featured Speaker on Family Law and Domestic Matters, Brunch Hosted by a Women's Group
  • Motivational Speaker at Banquets, Receptions and Community Functions

Board Appointments

  • Member, Board of Directors, Community Crisis Services, Inc., September 2014 - Present
  • Citizen's Review Board for Children, Member, Local Board, Appointed by Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., 2003 - 2006
  • Prince George's County Management Oversight Panel, Member, App. by Governor Parris N. Glendening & Hon. Wayne K. Curry, 2002
  • Advisor, Board of Directors of the Mission of Love, Inc., 1998 - 2002
  • Chairperson, Board of Directors of the Mission of Love, Inc., 1997 - 1998
  • Maryland Public Defender System, Member, Board of Trustees, App. by Governor William Donald Schaefer, 1990 - 1992

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice (formerly known as American Trial Lawyers Association), Member
  • Prince George's County Bar Association, Member
  • Prince George's County Bar Association, Committee on Committees, Prior Committee Member
  • Prince George's County Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Prior Committee Member
  • Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network Committee, Chairperson for Prince George's, Charles, Calvert and St. Mary's Counties, 2002 - 2014

Past Employment Positions

  • Kaiser Permanente, Associate Regional Counsel
  • Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Associate General Counsel
  • Maryland Office of the Public Defender, Contract Attorney
  • Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland, Claims Attorney

Community Involvement

  • Mock Trial Judge, Maryland State Bar Association Statewide Competition, 2015
  • Mock Trial Coach, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, 2005 - 2006

 

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