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David L. Powers

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David L. Powers

Bay City attorney David L. Powers’ broad business practice includes bankruptcy, business transactions, commercial litigation and appeals, estate planning, probate and real estate. He has authored professional publications, and his zealous advocacy has led to more than ten reported decisions, all with favorable results. As an organizational leader, Dave interacts frequently with local, state, federal and international government leaders. He manages public relations and has been quoted or featured in dozens of newspaper, radio and television accounts. His practice includes drafting and negotiating passage of two state laws, a Congressional briefing, authoring United States Supreme Court amicus briefs, and serving as the United States Co-Chair of a bi-national committee.


  • Bachelor of Arts, Alma College (1983)
  • Juris Doctor, University of Detroit School of Law (1986)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Michigan (1986)
  • Saginaw Chippewa Tribe Tribal Court (2008)
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan (1986)
  • United States District Court, Western District of Michigan (1986)
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (1986)
  • United States Supreme Court (2002)

Organizations and Recognition

  • Designated a Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Magazine
  • Designated a Leader in the Law, Michigan Lawyers Weekly Newspaper
  • Finalist, Lawyer of the Year, Michigan Lawyers Weekly Newspaper
  • Listed in Who’s Who in the World (annually since 2009)
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • Bay County Bar Association (President 2000-01)