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The Powell Law Firm P.C.,
your local legal professionals





Our History

100+ Years Serving Alabama

The Powell Law Firm, P.C. was established in Andalusia, Alabama by Abner Riley Powell, Sr. in 1907 and continues to represent clients throughout Baldwin County and all of lower Alabama.


Over 100 years later, the practice maintains a passion to serve its clients with knowledge, leadership and the utmost integrity for the law. 

Our Philosophy

Honest and Open

It is our philosophy that when extensive, honest communication exists in between the attorney and client it enables both sides to be informed, knowledgeable, and comfortable in the relationship and therefore leads to success in most cases.


Effective legal representation should be a team effort between lawyer and client. 


Civil, Criminal, Corporate

With a diverse array of practice areas we have represented many individual clients for criminal charges, divorces, adoptions, personal injuries, business law, and much more.


We believe that if we do a good job for our clients, they will come back to see us again when they need future legal representation. 

Our Clients Love Us!

We're a local firm with deep roots in South Alabama. Trust our decades of experience to guide you through the legal system.

No matter the situation, consulting an attorney will help you insure your rights are protected and you are treated fairly.


Choosing the right criminal defense attorney is crucial when facing criminal charges. A skilled lawyer from a reputable law office like ours can navigate the complexities of criminal law, ensuring your rights are protected. Whether it's a charge in district court or a serious federal crime, our experienced criminal defense lawyers employ effective defense strategies tailored to each unique criminal case. We understand the gravity of criminal convictions and work diligently to mitigate their impact.

Our law firm's expertise extends to various areas, including domestic violence, violent crime, and property crimes. Our attorneys, well-versed in the criminal justice system, offer legal advice and representation, ensuring a robust attorney-client relationship. With a deep understanding of post-conviction relief and a commitment to achieving the best outcome, we stand as a pillar of support, offering a free consultation to discuss your case. Our background in law school and the legal field equips us to handle even the most challenging criminal defense cases with competence and dedication.

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Riley Powell

A. Riley Powell IV was born in 1967. He graduated from The University of Alabama in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in History and minoring in English and Creative Writing. He graduated from The University of Alabama School of Law in 1993 and was admitted by the Alabama Supreme Court to practice in 1994.


Since being admitted, Riley has also been admitted in all United States Federal Courts. He has participated in oral arguments before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta and oral arguments before the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals in Montgomery. He has personally tried over 200 cases before a jury and hundreds more before a judge all over the State of Alabama. Those trials range from DUI to Murder and all types of serious civil lawsuits. His specialty is all types of litigation-civil and criminal. Every case that Riley handles will either go to a trial or be settled on the way.


Thomas Hughes

Thomas A. Hughes, Jr. was born in 1989. He graduated from Gulf Shores High School in 2007. He went on to graduate from the University of South Alabama in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science Degree, majoring in Biology and Chemistry. He graduated from Mississippi College School of Law in 2014, summa cum laude, and was admitted by the Alabama Supreme Court to practice in 2015.


Joining The Powell Law Firm in 2015, Thomas lives and practices in Baldwin County, Alabama, but still has strong ties to Mobile, Alabama as well.


Ian Campbell Meadows

Ian Campbell Meadows is a lifelong resident of the Gulf Coast and the newest attorney at The Powell Law Firm. After majoring in History at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama, Ian moved to Fort Worth, Texas to attend Texas A&M University School of Law. During his time as the President of the Business Law Society, he rescued a failing organization and increased membership in the Business Law Society to over one hundred students. Since graduating from Texas A&M University School of Law, Ian has hit the ground running, handling a wide breadth of cases to trial and settlement. Ian primarily practices criminal defense, all types of civil litigation, and family law. While he is usually in the court room, Ian’s love for business has led him to represent numerous businesses on the Gulf Coast. Ian has tried numerous bench trials across different practice areas and has recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for clients that suffered personal injury because of other’s negligence. Ian will handle your case start to finish with the same level of professionalism The Powell Law Firm has demanded for over 115 years.

Ian graduated from Huntingdon College in 2016 and earned his Juris Doctorate from Texas A&M University School of Law in 2020.

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