Patrick W. Powers

Patrick is a founding member of Powers Taylor, LLP. In 2004, he decided to leave a large, prominent law firm in Dallas to pursue his passion of representing individuals who need it most. For the last decade, Patrick has focused on Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect cases in Texas. This has allowed him to become one of the most prominent nursing home abuse attorneys in the state, settling over 530 cases so far. He is passionate about fighting for those who have been injured in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. He knows they need someone in their corner who knows how to hold these facilities accountable.

Patrick is a graduate of Texas Lutheran University and Texas Tech University School of Law, where he graduated from both with high honors. Before forming Powers Taylor, he litigated disputes in federal and state courts across numerous industries. He has worked both on the defense side and plaintiff side, which helps him know the best way to get a case to resolution.


Patrick is committed to providing aggressive, results-oriented representation for each and every client. He won’t stop fighting for your family.


  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Assisted Living Facility Litigation
  • Personal injury and tort litigation
  • Insurance coverage litigation


  • J.D. 1999, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • B.A. Economics 1995, cum laude, Texas Lutheran University


  • Texas Super Lawyer, a Thomson Reuters service, 2014-2024
  • D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas 2017-2020, 2022
  • Listed in Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers Magazine a Thomson Reuters service– Rising Stars Edition as a “Texas Rising Star,” 2004, 2006, 2008 – 2011
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 Award 2012
  • The National Trial Lawyers and Top 100 Trial Lawyers Award 2013
  • Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, The Top Trial Lawyers in America
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, The Top Trial Lawyers in America®
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel “Nation’s Top One Percent” 2015
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent 5 out of 5 Peer Review Rating


  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas
  • S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • State of Texas, 1999

Professional History:

  • Thompson & Knight LLP 1999-2004

Representative Experience:

  • Represented individuals and families in cases involving severe personal injuries and death due to abuse and neglect in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation hospitals, acute care hospitals, and other medical facilities.
  • Represented individuals in a wide range of personal injury disputes arising from catastrophic automobile accidents, defectively designed and manufactured products, medical procedures and services, construction activities, OSHA violations, and premises defects.
  • Represented foreign corporation in multiple disputes involving insurance coverage and theft of equipment in multiple federal court districts in Texas.
  • Lead counsel for natural resource client in a dispute with a joint interest owner regarding unpaid joint interest benefit payments. Representation included obtaining recovery of amount owed shortly after initiating litigation.
  • Represented international industrial manufacturing and service client as lead counsel in a complex intellectual property litigation matter involving misappropriation and theft of trade secrets, trademark infringement, trademark counterfeiting, unfair competition, and injunctive relief involving numerous parties in eight states and two different countries.
  • Represented residential homeowner in litigation against subdivision developer and residential builder involving claims of improper site and drainage preparation, residential water damage, and significant home flooding. Dispute also involved claims against developer and builder for fraud in a real estate transaction and violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.



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