The focus of my entire career has been helping victims of negligence obtain fair compensation from those responsible for their injuries; I love what I do.
Bruce H. Powell has been representing the childhood victims of lead paint poisoning in Baltimore City for over 20 years. After graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in Government and Politics, he received his J. D. from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1994. After working for a year for as a solo practitioner handling a variety of claims, including auto accidents, workers compensation and slip and fall cases, Bruce took a job at a small boutique firm in Baltimore City that exclusively represented the victims of childhood lead paint poisoning. There, he learned the ins and outs of lead paint litigation and had the opportunity to try numerous cases to verdict before Baltimore City juries.
In 2004, Bruce joined a Baltimore personal injury firm to help start a new lead paint poisoning practice. Over the ensuing years, the firm’s practice grew to become one of the largest and busiest lead paint practices in Baltimore. Along the way, Bruce obtained tens of millions of dollars in settlements on behalf of his clients. He has also obtained numerous large verdicts for children injured by lead. In 2008, he obtained a $6,000,000 verdict on behalf of an 8-year old boy who had been lead poisoned by a negligent landlord. At that time, it was the largest verdict in a lead poisoning case ever obtained in Maryland. In the years since, Bruce has won numerous additional multi-million dollar verdicts on behalf of lead-poisoned children in Baltimore City.
In May 2019, Bruce came to the Yost Legal Group, where he continues fighting for the rights of seriously injured individuals.
Bruce is a board member and former president of the St. Thomas More Society of Baltimore. He is also an officer and member of the Board of Governors of the Loyola Blakefield Alumni Association. He belongs to the Maryland Association for Justice, the Maryland State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He is admitted to practice law in Maryland, Washington, D.C., the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Bruce lives in Baltimore with his wife and three sons. When he is not working, he enjoys coaching his sons’ lacrosse teams, skiing and cooking.
- J. D. - University of Maryland School of Law
- B.A. - University of Maryland, College Park
- Washington, D.C.
- U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
- Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
Awards, Associations & Memberships
- St. Thomas More Society of Baltimore (Board Member)
- Board of Governors of the Loyola Blakefield Alumni Association
- Maryland Association for Justice
- Maryland State Bar Association
- American Bar Association