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Lloyd E. Powell has practiced law in Michigan for more than 42 years after completing a military career in law enforcement that included years of service in Europe and Asia before culminating as chief of investigations for the Office of Provost Marshall at U.S. Army Headquarters in Seoul, Korea. He has held the appointed Office of Public Defender for Washtenaw County since January 1980, after having also served as a trial attorney for the prosecution and public defense as well as a criminal defense trial attorney in private practice. He has received many awards over more than five decades of public service within the criminal justice system almost evenly divided between law enforcement/prosecution and criminal defense.

After receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree in Law Enforcement and Security from the University of Nebraska, Omaha campus, Powell earned his Juris Doctor and Masters of Business Administration (Management) degrees at Wayne State University's Law School and Graduate School of Business.

In his present position, Powell is the chief public defender and director of a high volume county governmental law firm comprising 15 full time veteran trial attorneys, 15 to 20 volunteer attorneys, and approximately 60 to 80 student trial lawyers and investigators from law schools throughout the state and country, plus select undergraduate students who serve as criminal investigators.

Published: Mon, Feb 09, 2015


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