Christopher A. Powers joined Mackenzie Hughes in 2017 in the firm's litigation department. He was just recently 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.
Chris's practice areas include litigation, trusts & estates and business. Chris received a B.A. in Communication Studies from the College of Wooster. He then earned an M.S. in Media Management from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University. After 10 years in the workforce, he went to Syracuse University College of Law and graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctor.
Chris has been involved in the Syracuse Sunrise Rotary Club. He was President from 2016 - 2017, has been a board member since 2013 and was a Youth Exchange Officer from 2013-2016. He is currently class secretary of the Class of 2001 at the College of Wooster.
Chris's past experience includes: Summer law clerk for the Hon. Therese Wiley Dancks, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of New York for 2015; Academic-year extern for the Hon. David E. Pebbles, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of New York for 2015-2016; and he was a summer associate here at Mackenzie Hughes in 2016.
Chris was a member of the Justinian Honorary Law Society, 2013-2014 Rotarian of the Year for the Syracuse Sunrise Rotary Club, and has been published in the Syracuse Law Review, Textual Misconduct: What Juror Texting Means for Courts.