News: Press Release

Thomas Powell Joins Offit Kurman’s Construction Law Practice in Bethesda

For Immediate Release

Bethesda, MD| January 4, 2021

Offit Kurman is pleased to announce that Thomas Powell has joined the firm’s offices in Bethesda as part of the firm’s Construction Law practice group.

Thomas Powell is an experienced trial attorney with a background in contracts, construction, commercial litigation, and government contracts. Mr. Powell appears regularly before various state and federal courts as well as arbitral tribunals. He has represented individuals, businesses, corporations, and foreign government entities on matters valued from a few thousand to more than one billion dollars. Mr. Powell’s involvement has included litigation on the construction of the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square in New York City, the Capital One Arena and the District Wharf in Washington D.C., and the Superstorm Sandy insurance litigation in Federal Court in New York City. Mr. Powell also represented the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the construction of the Cultural Mission of the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Fairfax, Virginia.

An engineer and a lawyer, Mr. Powell received his legal training from George Washington University’s National Law Center where he received his law degree (J.D.) in 1987. In 2002, Mr. Powell received a Master of Laws in Trial Advocacy degree (L.L.M.) from Temple University. He also holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from Villanova University (B.C.E. 1979) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (M.S.C.E. 1981), respectively.

Mr. Powell is admitted to practice in Virginia, the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

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