(502) 242-7000




Our Promise

Your Case. We accept a limited number of cases for one reason - so we can spend more time on your case. We practice an aggressive, proactive brand of law. Your case will be fresh on our mind until its conclusion.


Your Communications.  Regardless of where your case stands, you can rest assured knowing that your communication line with us is always open.  We believe direct, frequent communication is critical to the success of your case.


Your Outcome. Whether it be a life changing injury, the unnecessary death of a loved one, or a contentious divorce, our objective remains the same: to leave you in the best position possible, ready to move forward with your life.

Serious Personal Injury

Medical Malpractice

If you or a loved one has been injured by the negligence or wrongdoing of another, you only get one shot at recovery. It is imperative that you select the right personal injury firm for your case.


The Powell Law Firm accepts only a limited number of cases. Most of our clients are referrals from other lawyers and prior clients. Such selectivity allows us to maximize jury verdict and settlement potential of each case.

Medical error is the third leading cause of death in America, right behind heart disease and cancer. As many as 440,000 patients die each year as a result of preventable mistakes by doctors and hospitals.


Having formerly represented hospitals and doctors accused of negligence, Scott Emerson Powell now devotes a significant portion of his practice to the representation of individuals who have suffered injury or death as a result of medical error. Scott uses his intimate knowledge of the health care system to maximize recovery for individuals who have been harmed by the medical community., or their surviving family members.

Complex Family Law

Commercial Litigation

Practice Areas

The Powell Law Firm is a high stakes civil litigation practice. While many of our cases involve personal injury or health care negligence, we engage in a variety of other matters. Please contact us regarding your specific issue not shown below.

The Powell Law Firm represents businesses and business owners in disputes involving intellectual property disputes, licensing and distribution agreements, partnership and joint venture agreements, fiduciary duty liability, and commercial contracts, including insurance.


We recognize that with any business dispute, the end must justify the means, and as such, will work carefully at the outset to craft a litigation or dispute resolution strategy that achieves your objectives in a way that makes "business sense."

The Powell Law Firm has gained a reputation for smart, aggressive, compassionate representation in complex and highly contested proceedings.


The majority of our cases involve significant or complicated assets, or disputed custody. In such instances, it is critical that you hire an attorney with a track record of success. We work tirelessly to ensure that clients emerge from divorce and other family disputes in the best position possible, ready to move forward with their lives.

Insurance Bad Faith

Nursing Home Negligence

An insurance company acts in bad faith when it denies payment of valid claims, unreasonably delays payment, fails to thoroughly investigate an insured's claim, or underpays insurance claims without a good reason, to name only a few examples. The Powell Law Firm pursues insurance bad faith litigation on behalf of individuals and businesses.



When nursing home companies put their bottom line before the elderly individuals for whom they have been entrusted to care, the results can be devastating.


The Powell Law Firm holds nursing home facilities accountable for their neglect, whether it be due to hiring untrained staff or maintaining insufficient staff. We represent elderly people who have suffered from bed/pressure sores, malnutrition and dehydration, falls, insufficient monitoring, inadequate physical or occupational therapy, medication errors, and other injuries arising from nursing home neglect.




The Powell Law Firm, PLLC

4965 U.S. Highway 42, Suite 1000

Louisville, Kentucky 40222

502 242-7000




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