Joel Powell

Attorney Jacksonville, FL


JOEL POWELL

Attorney


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Jacksonville, FL
1-904-399-1609
1-800-366-1609

Joel Powell is almost a lifelong Jacksonville resident. He graduated from Terry Parker High School and attended the University of North Florida where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice with high honors in 2002. Mr. Powell then attended the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor degree in 2005.

Mr. Powell began practicing law by serving the Jacksonville community as an Assistant State Attorney at the State Attorney’s Office for the Fourth Judicial Circuit. While there, he gained extensive trial experience and worked in nearly every unit, including a prolonged tenure in the Special Assault Unit and Homicide/Gun Unit.

After leaving the State Attorney’s Office, Mr. Powell worked for a Fortune 500 insurance company, where he served as in-house counsel and obtained valuable insight into how insurance companies analyze and resolve claims. As in-house counsel, he also guided outside counsel in matters involving ongoing litigation.

Mr. Powell now specializes in personal injury, wrongful death, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice and product liability litigation.

Mr. Powell has recently been appointed by Mayor Lenny Curry to serve on the Civil Service Board in Jacksonville. When away from his practice of law Mr. Powell enjoys the outdoors and hiking with his faithful dog Sammie. Mr. Powell is an avid college football fan and enjoys watching his favorite team.

Areas of Practice:
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability

Bar Admissions:
  • Florida, 2005
Education:
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 2005 J.D.
  • University of North Florida, 2002 B.A. Major: Criminal Justice

Professional Associations and Memberships:
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • The Florida Bar
  • Civil Service Board – Jacksonville, Florida

$228 Million Medical Malpractice Judgement

In 2012 in the case of Chandler v. Memorial Hospital, Tom and his partner, Eric Ragatz won a verdict for the Chandler’s in the amount of $178 million. Due to statutory sanctions against the defendant, the resulting Judgments were approximately $228 million and believed to be one of the largest malpractice awards in the history of the state. Tom Edwards and Eric Ragatz are admitted to all Florida Courts, the United States Middle District Courts, United States 11th Circuit Court and the United States Supreme Court.
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In 2012 in the case of Chandler v. Memorial Hospital, Tom and his partner, Eric Ragatz won a verdict for the Chandler’s in the amount of $178 million. Due to statutory sanctions against the defendant, the resulting Judgments were approximately $228 million and believed to be one of the largest malpractice awards in the history of the state. Tom Edwards and Eric Ragatz are admitted to all Florida Courts, the United States Middle District Courts, United States 11th Circuit Court and the United States Supreme Court.
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