Jason Powers was born in Illinois and moved to the Puget Sound area when he was two. While growing up Jason worked at a golf course, threw papers for the Seattle Times and baked pizzas. Through a mentoring program in high school Jason met Alva Long, a well know criminal defense attorney in the South King County area. Alva showed Jason how the law can affect anybody and that each person must be treated fairly and equally when thrust into the judicial system. This experience laid the groundwork for a future career in the law.
Jason graduated from Western Washing University with the always useful Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. During his time in Bellingham, he fell in love with the Skagit and Whatcom County areas. Upon graduation, Jason decided to take a step back from school and earn funds for law school by driving a truck throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Jason started law school at the University of California at Davis. His time at the King Hall School of Law was when Jason continued to develop a desire to use the law, and specifically litigation, to help people. At varying times Jason worked at the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office, as a Research Assistant and studied at Trinity College, Dublin (Ireland). Also, at King Hall, he worked with the esteemed Friedrich K. Juenger, a renowned expert in the field of Conflicts of Law. In 2001, Jason graduated with a Juris Doctorate.
Later that same year, Jason returned to Washington state. He began his work as a Special Deputy Prosecuting Attorney at the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. At this time, Jason was litigating cases throughout the King County District Courts. Jason then became a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with Lewis County. He continued to gather experience in the criminal law field by trying cases ranging from Domestic Violence to DUIs. Then, late in 2002, Jason began as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with Skagit County This was intended to be his last move as Jason moved to the place he felt most comfortable when he was in college.
During his time as a deputy prosecutor in Skagit County, Jason tried dozens of cases ranging from DUI, Assault and Vehicular Homicide. This experience helped to develop litigation skills that Jason put to use in late 2005 when he opened the firm of Powers Law Group. Jason opened the firm to devote a practice to litigation. The firm handles many types of matters, such as divorces or personal injury cases, but devotes a specialty to criminal law.
Since the opening of Powers Law Group, Jason has handled hundreds of cases. Clients charged with DUI, Assault, Domestic Violence, Sex Offenses and all other matters of criminal charges have been vigorously represented. Jason routinely represents clients in Skagit County, Island County, San Juan County and Whatcom County. This includes Mount Vernon Municipal Court, Anacortes Municipal Court, Burlington Municipal Court and Oak Harbor Municipal Court. The firm also represented many people in their divorce, child custody or child support cases. Additionally, Jason is always open to represent someone involved in a personal injury case, with a focus on car accidents. Regardless of the case Jason represents each client with a focus on getting the best result possible.
J.D., University of California at Davis School of Law, 2001
B.A., Western Washington University, 1997