John Patrick Powers is a graduate of Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences. He worked as a journalist and feature writer for newspapers and magazines in Texas and New York before returning to law school. He graduated from Syracuse University College of Law in 1986, earning Dean’s List recognition.

Mr. Powers is admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of New York and is a member of the New York State and Onondaga County Bar Associations. Prior to joining the Law Firm of Frank W. Miller, Mr. Powers concentrated his practice in medical malpractice defense, health care law and general liability defense, as well as representing physicians in professional disciplinary proceedings. He also served for more than twenty-five years as counsel to the largest medical malpractice insurance carrier in New York State. In addition to litigation, Mr. Powers has extensive Appellate Court experience and was the lead counsel in the matter of Sciara v. Surgical Associates of WNY, PC, 104 AD 3d 1256 (2013); a case that ultimately resulted in the New York State Legislature amending the Civil Practice Law and Rules so as to restore the right to counsel to non-party witnesses.

Mr. Powers has lectured extensively on risk management and other topics of concern to the health care professions and has been the featured speaker at medical association meetings and medical school forums throughout New York State.

Mr. Powers is originally from Buffalo, New York and currently resides in Central New York.