Hilliary B. Powell


After earning her undergraduate degree in Comparative Literature and German from the University of California – Davis, Ms. Powell was admitted to the University of California – Hastings College of Law where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2017, awarded with Honors.  While at Hastings, Hilliary (not a typo:  “Ask my Dad, he filled out the birth certificate information”) , as a member of the Hasting Trial Team, won first place in the 2016 SFTLA Mock Trial Competition, and then went on to be a Finalist in the 2016 GGU Bernie L. Segal Mock Trial Competition and was a quarterfinalist at the 2017 Texas Young Lawyers Association National Trial Competition.  She was a summer law clerk and then Associate Attorney in the Labor and Employment and General Liability Sections of the Los Angeles office of Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith, LLP.   POC was indeed fortunate when Hilliary decided that the complexity and sophistication of medical malpractice defense litigation was the area in which she wanted to realize her goal to be a successful trial attorney.  With three ABOTA members in the firm to assist in her training, we believe Hilliary is in the right place to be part of the future generation of great trial lawyers.