John B. Powell

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Personal Injury, General Litigation,
Domestic Relations

I was born in Toledo, Ohio and I grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana. With the exception of a semester off campus in Washington, D.C., I have lived entirely in Indiana. Practicing law provides the variety and independence I want in a career.

I became interested in my particular areas of practice - general litigation, domestic relations, and personal injury through a Trial Techniques class I took during my last year of law school. I enjoy the challenge of the court room and helping clients in litigation matters. For me, these are among the most rewarding aspects of my career. I always keep my clients' interests at the forefront, focusing on the final result but keeping cost efficiency in mind at all times. I strive to take an objective, reasonable approach to litigation.

Outside of practicing law, I enjoy my kids, most sports, traveling, sailing, and history, particularly the Civil War (not always in that order!).


  • Indiana University Bloomington School of Law 

    • J.D. - 1982

  • Wabash College

    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1979

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1982

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association

  • Indiana State Bar Association

  • Allen County Bar Association

  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association

  • Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission, Former Member, 1993 - 2000

  • Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission, President, 1995 - 1997

  • Allen County, Felony Division, Indiana, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, 2000 - 2003

  • Community Harvest Food Bank, Board Member, Executive Committee, 2004 - Present

additional information

  • Registered Domestic Relations Mediator