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


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.


Riley lives and practices in Baldwin County, Alabama but maintains an active law practice in Andalusia, Alabama as well.


"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. Also, the greatest advertising is existing clients recommending our law firm to their family and friends because they had a great experience when they used us to handle their case."         


                                                                                                                                                                – Riley Powell



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 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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