Jason Powers has been an attorney since 2001. During the past 19 years, he has practiced criminal defense. At this point in his career, Mr. Powers developed the Powers Law Group to represent a select number of clients. This goal is to provide quality representation with a hands-on approach.
Jason was born in Chicago and spent the first few years of his life in Illinois. His parents moved the family to Seattle, and, eventually, Auburn, Washington, where Mr. Powers would undergo his entire schooling with the Auburn School District. In his spare time, he would deliver newspapers, maintain the greens on a golf course and spend weekends working with his father in construction.
In High School, Jason enrolled in a mentorship program. He was able to convince the legendary attorney Alva Long to serve as his mentor. Alva was known for many things, such as his outlandish wardrobe, but most importantly, his reputation as a first-class criminal defense attorney. Alva showed Jason how the law can assist people who need help during one of their most dire times. Alva Long taught Jason that each client is important and that facing a criminal change is a life altering moment. An attorney needs to remember that the consequences of that allegation could be devastating to a person who never saw the inside of a courtroom, let alone facing criminal charges.
After High School, Jason spent two years at Highline Community College, where he earned an Associate in Arts in Spanish. After Highline, he transferred to Western Washington University (after a stop in Hawaii). The experience of living in Bellingham left an impression on Jason, who decided to move back to the area in the future. Mr. Powers earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science while at Western.
Upon graduation from WWU Jason took time off school and started driving a truck. This job took him around the West Coast, from Vancouver BC to Redding, California. It also allowed Mr. Powers to save for law school.
Mr. Powers enrolled in law school at the University of California at Davis. It was at Davis where Jason first had court room experience. He interned at the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office. There, Mr. Powers first argued before judges and again saw how much an attorney could help people. He worked in the Insurance Fraud Unit and would assist people whose identities were stolen and other victims of “white collar” crimes. Additionally, Jason worked as a Research Assistant for Friedrich Juenger. This assignment was mainly to assist Professor Juenger in writing a book on the Conflict of Laws. Finally, Mr. Powers studied International Criminal Law at the Trinity College Dublin in 2000. Aside from studying law, Jason became familiar with his Irish heritage and Guinness.
Jason Powers graduated from law school in 2001. He worked as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in both King and Lewis Counties. This required him to try many misdemeanor cases: DUI, Assault and Domestic Violence (DV) charges. When a position opened in Skagit County, Jason moved north to the valley. He remembered how much he enjoyed his part of the state and jumped at the opportunity to move there. As a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Skagit County, Jason continued to try DUI and DV cases. He also gained experience in felony charges. These included Vehicular Homicide, Attempted Murder and other serious felonies.
In 2005, Jason decided to go into private practice to assist people charged with crimes. He opened the law firm of Powers & Costeck with Ron Costeck. Over the next 13 years, both attorneys worked to provide the best possible criminal defense to the people of Skagit, Island and Whatcom counties. In 2018, Ron became the Island County District Court Commissioner and left the practice. Jason continued n with the tradition of providing effective and ethical representation and renamed the firm Powers Law Group.
The Powers Law Group pledges to provide strong legal representation for those accused of crimes in Mount Vernon, Burlington, Anacortes or Sedro Woolley. If you are charged with a crime such as Driving Under the influence, Assault or any Domestic Violence charge in Skagit Count or Island County call for an appointment. You can call or email to set a time for a consultation. Each meeting would ideally be in person, but due to uncertain times, other arrangements can be made.
J.D., University of California at Davis School of Law, 2001
B.A., Western Washington University, 1997