Lloyd E. Powell Bio
Lloyd E. Powell has practiced law in Michigan for over 41 years after completing a military career in law enforcement that included many years of service in Europe and Asia before culminating as Chief of Investigations for the Office of Provost Marshall at U.S. Army Headquarters in Seoul, Korea. He has held the appointed Office of Public Defender for Washtenaw County over 34 years (i.e. since January 1980), after having also served as a trial attorney for the prosecution and public defense as well as a criminal defense trial attorney in private practice. He has received many awards over the course of more than five decades of public service within the criminal justice system- almost evenly divided between law enforcement/prosecution and criminal defense.
After receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree in Law Enforcement and Security from the University of Nebraska, Omaha campus, Lloyd earned his Juris Doctor and Masters of Business Administration (Management) degrees at Wayne State University's Law School and Graduate School of Business.
In his present position, Lloyd is the chief public defender and director of a high volume county governmental law firm comprised of 15 full time veteran trial attorneys, an average of 15-20 volunteer attorneys, along with an average of approximately 80 to 100 of the best and brightest student trial lawyers and investigators from law schools throughout the state and country, plus select undergraduate students who serve ably as criminal investigators.
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