Powell Legal Search was founded by John Davis Powell, a former practicing attorney. John received his Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in 1992 in Psychology and Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He received his law degree, cum laude, from Tulane Law School in 1998. After law school, John spent several years practicing litigation with a number of Houston’s most well-respected law firms before finding his true calling as a legal recruiter. John has been invited to speak about the legal market at Tulane Law School in New Orleans and Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in Dallas.
John began his recruiting career in 2004 with the Houston office of Major, Hagen & Africa (now Major, Lindsey & Africa), one of the nation’s oldest and largest legal recruiting firms. In 2005, he was offered the opportunity to open the Houston office of BCG Attorney Search, another well-respected national legal recruiting firm. In 2006, John formed Powell Legal Search in order to provide the legal community with a more personal level of service. John, his family, and their extremely charismatic Goldendoodle live in the historic Houston Heights neighborhood. Outside the office, John is an avid cyclist and a self-described music junkie. He has participated in the Houston to Austin BP MS150 and raced for Gulf Coast Cycling Association.