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Paul M. Powers

Civil and Criminal Litigation, Workers’ Compensation, Insurance Defense

Phone: (563) 326-4491


University of Iowa, B.A., 2005
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2013
Western Michigan University Law School, LL.M., Homeland and National Security Law, 2015
Law Review, Senior Editor
Homeland and National Security Law Review, Editor-in-Chief
SBA Teaching Assistant: Federal Rules of Evidence; Federal Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, and Secured Transactions
Member, Order of Sword and Shield


  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa


  • Speaker, Iowa Surveillance Law for Attorneys, Scott County Bar Association, December 16, 2016. 
  • Speaker, Witness Credibility under the Iowa Administrative Code & Substantial Evidence, Iowa Association of Workers Compensation Lawyers, Inc., October 21, 2016.
  • Speaker, State & Federal Surveillance Law, Iowa Association of Private Investigators, July 24, 2015.
  • Speaker, Agency Case Law Update, Iowa Association of Workers Compensation Lawyers, Inc., October 24, 2014.
  • Speaker, Surveillance Law, Iowa Association of Private Investigators, July 25, 2014.
  • Co-Author, Iowa Workers' Compensation Claims Handling Guidelines, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, January 2014,
  • Certificate of Merit Award for Academic Excellence and Achievement: Trial Skills, Scholarly Writing, Advanced Writing, Family Law, and Foreign Relations Law.
  • Author, An International Emergency: Declaring ‘Marshall’ Law due to Global Climate Change, Journal of Practical and Clinical Law.
  • Author, Unclaimed Bodies: What the State can Legally do to You Even after Death, Journal of Practical and Clinical Law.
  • Author, Unilateral Humanitarian Intervention and Reform of the United Nations Veto: A Pilot Program Aimed Towards International Peace and Increased Security Worldwide, Homeland and National Security Law Review

Professional Associations:

  • Member, Iowa State Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, Scott County Bar Association
  • Member, Iowa Association for Justice
  • Scott County Bar Association
  • Rock Island Bar Association
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Defense Research Institute, Young Lawyer Liaison Chair, Workers’ Compensation Committee

Community Involvement:

  • Board Member, Scott County Humane Society
  • Volunteer Judge and Walcott Middle School Coach, Iowa State Bar Association Middle School Mock Trial Competition
  • Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Senegal, West Africa, 2005-2007
  • Freemason, Davenport Lodge #37
  • Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Southern District, 32nd Degree

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