Lewis W. Powell III

Title: Adjunct Professor
Education: B.A., Northern Illinois University
M.P.A., Northern Illinois University
J.D., The John Marshall Law School

Lewis W. Powell III is an attorney in private practice. He served as an adjunct professor at The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Clinic from 1994 to 2015 and has served as an adjunct professor for the John Marshall Law School Fair Housing and Lending Course since 2010.

Mr. Powell is also a real estate developer and has built several houses.  Prior to becoming an attorney he worked for such municipalities as the Village of Robbins, the Village of Streamwood, and the City of Chicago.  Mr. Powell has served in various positions in city government including Project Manager, Head Purchase Contract Administrator, and Director of Concessions Development. He was an eviction attorney for Chicago Housing Authority from 1991 until 1992, and from 1993 until 2011 represented the Chicago Housing Authority in eviction cases as a private attorney.

Mr. Powell is very active in the community.  He is a past President of the Cook County Bar Association, former General Counsel of the Cook County Bar Association, and former member of the Board of Managers of the Chicago Bar Association. He presently serves on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations.

Areas of Expertise

  • Small Corporations
  • 501(C)(3) Not-For-Profit Corporations
  • Real Estate
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Intergovernmental Relations