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Christopher A. Powers

Associate

Christopher joined Mackenzie Hughes in 2017 in the firm’s litigation department. He has since been admitted to the New York State bar.  Prior to joining Mackenzie Hughes, Chris spent three years as public relations account manager at a local advertising and marketing agency and seven years as a writer and editor for a publisher of trade association publications. A native of Northeast Ohio, Chris enjoys traveling, cheering for Cleveland-based sports teams, and spending time with his wife, Emily; daughter, Violet; and son, Archer.

  • Summer Law Clerk for the honorable Therese Wiley Dancks, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of New York
  • 2015 – 2016 Academic-Year Extern for the Honorable David E. Peebles, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of New York
  • Summer Associate at Mackenzie Hughes LLP

Current:

  • Syracuse Sunrise Rotary Club Participant
  • Class Secretary, College of Wooster Class of 2001
  • Syracuse Parks Conservancy Board Member

 

Prior:

  • Syracuse Sunrise Rotary Club
    • President 2016-17
    • Board Member 2013-18
    • Youth Exchange Officer 2013-16
  • Juris Doctor, Syracuse University College of Law, Cum Laude
  • M.S., Media Management, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies, College of Wooster
  • New York State Bar
  • Northern District of New York

News

Christopher Powers Joins Mackenzie Hughes LLP Litigation and Business Departments

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Christopher Powers has joined the litigation and business departments of Mackenzie Hughes LLP and will concentrate his legal practice in health care litigation, real and intellectual property, and commercial litigation. Powers spent 11 years working in the communications industry prior to earning his juris doctor in 2017. He currently sits on the…

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I’ve Been Summoned for Jury Duty. Now What?

What do you think of when you hear the words “jury duty”? To many people, the term “jury duty” brings to mind a civic obligation; a 2017 survey by the Pew Research Center Survey found that roughly two-thirds of American adults believe that serving on a jury “is part of what it means to be…

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