Title: Attorney, Shareholder
Company: Cranbrook Law Group, P.C.
Location: Clinton Township, Michigan, United States
Barry R. Powers, Attorney and Shareholder at Cranbrook Law Group, P.C., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in civil and criminal litigation.
Celebrating more than three decades of expertise as an award-winning litigator and an expert in constitutional law, Mr. Powers has practiced with the Cranbrook Law Group, P.C. since 2015. As president and founder of the firm, he brings his unique attention to detail and reputation for a creative legal strategy to clients in cases ranging from individual suits to statewide class action filings. His interest in law began as a child when he began reading the files that his mother, a legal transcriptionist, would work on. After completing coursework in English and literature at Wayne State University, Mr. Powers went on to study at the University of Michigan, earning a Bachelor of Arts with honors in 1984. He was awarded his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, by the Wayne State University Law School, in 1987, and began his legal career as a clerk for the Detroit-based firm of Sachs, Nunn, Kates, Kadushin, O’Hare, Helveston, & Waldman, P.C., while still a student.
Between 1987 and 1991, Mr. Powers was an associate of Butzel Long, P.C., departing to become an associate of Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, P.C., where he remained through 1996. He practiced briefly at Carson Fischer, P.L.C., before becoming vice president and equity shareholder of Seyburn Kahn, P.C., in 2000. He spent 15 years fighting for clients and leading the firm before leaving to establish Cranbrook Law Group, P.C., where he continues to gain accolades such as inclusion in the 2021 Super Lawyers list and the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell Ethics Rating. In recognition of his career-long commitment to excellence, Mr. Powers has been the recipient of a Distinguished Service Award from the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, the American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law, and multiple legal scholarships.
Mr. Powers has contributed extensively to legal journals and professional workshops and has been interviewed by several major media outlets on cases within his specialties. He is the former assistant editor of the Wayne Law Review and past director of the Barristers of the Metropolitan Detroit Bar Association and remains active in the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society Advocates’ Guild and the Polish American Legal Society. Mr. Powers is a fellow of the Oakland County Bar Foundation and is dedicated to community advocacy, offering pro bono legal services to numerous organizations and volunteering with community and little league baseball teams for decades.
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