John B. Powell

Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Phone: 260-423-1430
Fax: 260-422-9038

John B. Powell

I was born in Toledo, Ohio and I grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana. With the exception of a semester off campus in Washington, D.C., I have lived entirely in Indiana. Practicing law provides the variety and independence I want in a career.

I became interested in my particular areas of practice - general litigation, domestic relations, and personal injury through a Trial Techniques class I took during my last year of law school. I enjoy the challenge of the court room and helping clients in litigation matters. For me, these are among the most rewarding aspects of my career. I always keep my clients' interests at the forefront, focusing on the final result but keeping cost efficiency in mind at all times. I strive to take an objective, reasonable approach to litigation.

Outside of practicing law, I enjoy my kids, most sports, traveling, sailing, and history, particularly the Civil War (not always in that order!).


Registered Domestic Relations Mediator

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • General Litigation
  • Domestic Relations

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana


  • Indiana University at Bloomington School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana
    • J.D. - 1982
  • Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1979

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Allen County Bar Association
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission, Former Member, 1993 - 2000
  • Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission, President, 1995 - 1997
  • Allen County, Felony Division, Indiana, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, 2000 - 2003
  • Community Harvest Food Bank, Board Member, Executive Committee, 2004 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. Alfred W. Moellering, Allen Superior Court, Law Clerk, 1982 - 1983