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Jeff Powless


It's an honor to help our clients find the answers and accountability they deserve.

About Jeff Powless

Jeff was born and raised in Indiana.  After graduating from Purdue University, Jeff attended law school at Indiana University (Bloomington) where he received his law degree, and was then admitted to the Indiana bar.  Soon after, he was also admitted to the Texas bar.  Jeff began his career representing individuals who were unknowingly exposed to dangerous levels of  toxic chemicals, causing them to develop significant illnesses.  His clients included families whose soil and drinking water were contaminated by a massive toxic chemical dumpsite operating illegally nearby.  Later, Jeff’s practice evolved to focus primarily upon the representation of patients seriously harmed by nursing home abuse and medical neglect.  Jeff’s record as lead trial counsel has included various distinctions.  One of Jeff’s trials, involving a physician who injured his patient and then falsified records to conceal his negligence, resulted in one of the largest punitive damage ratio awards ever reported in the State of Texas .  In another of Jeff’s trials, the jury held the negligent hospital accountable for callously harming its patient by rendering one of the largest reported verdicts in Rockwall County, Texas.   These accomplishments helped earn Jeff lifetime admittance into both the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates ForumTM and the Million Dollar Advocates ForumTM, which recognize the achievements of top trial lawyers from across the United States.  Jeff has also been awarded lifetime admittance into the Elite Lawyers of America©, which recognizes trial attorneys who have served as lead counsel who have obtained a verdicts, awards and/or settlements in civil cases of 2 million dollars ($2,000,000.00) or more.  Jeff has also been awarded “10 Best” in Indiana by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys™ for 2016.  In 2017, Jeff was also selected as a “Top 100” attorney in Indiana by the The American Society of Legal Advocates in the area of litigation.

Jeff is the author of the 2017 book, “Abuses and Excuses: How To Hold Bad Nursing Homes Accountable.”  Abuses and Excuses breaks new ground in helping patients and families hold bad nursing homes accountable, sharing a wealth of insider strategies and insights. It’s an eye opening account of corporate greed, acts of neglect and abuse, an insidious industry culture of cover-up, and the actual harm that inevitably befalls vulnerable nursing home patients all across the country with shocking frequency.  Abuses and Excuses is available in paperback, and in Kindle and .epub formats and is sold by most online book retailers.

Jeff’s office is now located in Indianapolis, and he represents patients and their families throughout Indiana.  Jeff has been an invited speaker at various legal education seminars on the topics of litigation technology and nursing home neglect.  In his spare time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball, and coaching youth athletics.

Admitted to Practice:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • All Indiana State Courts
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • All Texas State Courts
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas

Undergraduate Education

  • Purdue University

Law School

  • Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington


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