"Greater Springfield has always been made a better place by the accomplishments city-wide of its hard-working and generous citizens. Attorney Powe is one of those individuals who has immersed himself in the activities of the Church, of local government, and of local organizations that strive to make the lives of the people living in our neighborhoods better and happier. Above all, Maurice, you are motivated in this by what are the needs of others, and not by self-gain. Let this citation stand as yet another testimony on your behalf, so that your contributions will always be recognized as part of the fiber of our community."
Words of recognition spoken upon his being
Presented with the Saint Thomas More Medal
By Bishop Timothy A. McDonnell on September 29, 2013
ATTORNEY MAURICE C. POWE
Attorney Powe is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana where he attended local schools. He completed his undergraduate studies at University of Massachusetts/Amherst and while there served a term as president of the Student Government Association. He graduated from Western New England College (now University) School of Law and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 2002. He is also a member of the Connecticut Bar. He practices in both jurisdictions.
Maurice Powe was a member of the Western Massachusetts Legal Clinic early in his law career, and during that time he successfully represented clients before the Massachusetts Division of Employment and Training and before the Social Security Administration’s Office of Hearings and Appeals. Today, he is a partner in the Springfield firm of Brooks & Powe where he concentrates his practice in representing both individuals and businesses in corporate and real estate transactions, in estate planning, in general litigation, and in mediation.
Attorney Powe has served his community in numerous capacities, including as a member of the Rules Committee for the Longmeadow Town Meeting, as a board member of Hampden County Lawyers for Justice, of the Urban League of Springfield, of the Springfield Chapter of the N.A.A.C.P., as chair of the Advisory Board of the Springfield Y.M.C.A. Family Center, and as a member of the adjunct faculty within the Department of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies at Elms College. He was previously a director of the Western New England College (now University) Law Alumni Board.
In testimony to his contributions of time and talent to the community, Maurice Powe has been recognized several times. In 2011, he received a 40 Under 40 Award given by Business West Journal, in 2010 he received the Community Service Award from the Massachusetts Bar Association, in 1997 he was given the Shirley Graham DuBois Community Service Award by the Committee for Collegiate Education of Black and other Minority Students, and in 1996 he received the UMASS Black Student Union’s Unsung Hero Award.
Attorney Powe and his wife, Terry, are the proud parents of three children. They are members of the Deliverance Church of God in the Indian Orchard section of Springfield.