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Edwardsville, IL


Areas of Practice

  • Commercial
  • Personal Injury
  • Property Damage
  • Trucking & Transportation


  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, J.D., 2003
  • Truman State University, B.A. in English, 2000


  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the
    • Southern District of Illinois
    • Northern District of Illinois
    • Eastern District of Missouri

Practice Description

Benjamin W. Powell focuses his practice on a diverse range of complex litigation matters, including:

  • Personal injury/wrongful death
  • Product liability
  • Insurance
  • Trucking and transportation
  • Municipal liability
  • Nursing home liability
  • Spoliation liability
  • Jones Act & maritime law

He has represented many clients throughout Illinois and Missouri, including retailers, transportation carriers, municipalities, casinos, private security companies, and other insured and self-insured entities.

Bar/Professional Associations

  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar

Awards, Honors & Distinctions

  • Illinois Leading Lawyers (2018)
    • Emerging Lawyer (2015-2017)

Law School Honors/Involvement

  • Dean's List

Legal Lectures & Presentations

  • “Spoliation: The Insurer and Insurance Defense Attorney’s Dilemma in Illinois,” HB University (Edwardsville IL, 2009)