William D. Powers

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  • Principal at Powers & Kerr, PLLC (3 Attorneys)
  • 8911 North Capital of Texas Highway, Suite 2105, Austin, TX 78759
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Bill Powers is a highly regarded litigator and a seasoned counselor. His reputation stems from a natural ability to relate both analytically and intuitively with clients involved in family difficulties. Board Certified in 1988, Bill has maintained a highly successful and specialized practice in family law. He started his career at Legal Aid in the heyday of the late 1970s and moved to the private sector in 1982. Since then, Bill has been involved in many of the high-stakes cases litigated in Central Texas, and his track record is as impressive as his clientele. Bill continues to participate generously in the legal community. He has served two terms as president of the Board of Directors of Legal Aid of Central Texas, and presents at legal conferences arranged by organizations such as the Texas Equal Access to Justice Foundation, the University of Texas School of Law's Continuing Legal Education Programs, Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas, and local bar groups. Martindale Hubbell, a national legal organization that analyzes attorney qualifications through a peer review process, awarded Bill their highest rating. Judges and other colleagues have described him as having attained "preeminent legal ability" and a "very high professional standard of conduct and ethics." Bill's facility with legal topics is complemented by his judgment and humor. He handles sensitive custody and divorce cases involving complex financial and legal issues and difficult family dynamics. He believes in a solutions-orientated approach to his client's case, and achieves excellent outcomes through both negotiation and trial as necessary. In the emotionally fraught world of family law litigation, he is a calming influence with a mature and strategic approach to conflict resolution.

(Board Certified, Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization)

Areas of Practice (35)

  • Family Law
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Alimony
  • Annulment
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Community Property Law
  • Divorce
  • Divorce Arbitration
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Domestic Relations
  • Domestic Torts
  • Domestic Violence
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Family Arbitration
  • Family Mediation
  • International Family Law
  • Legal Separation Agreements
  • Marital Agreements
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Law
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • Name Changes
  • No Fault Divorce
  • Non-Traditional Family Law
  • Paternity
  • Post Divorce Modification
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
  • Restraining Orders
  • Spousal Support
  • Uncontested Divorce

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
512-649-7363  Phone
512-610-6193  Fax
University Attended:
University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1972
Law School Attended:
University of Texas at Austin, J.D., 1975
Year of First Admission:
1978, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1976, Texas
Bastrop County, Travis County and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas; Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists; Travis County Family Law Advocates; Legal Aid of Central Texas (Past President of the Board of Directors).
( Board Certified, Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization )

Peer Reviews

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