Shawn Cunningham and Frank Powers in front of their law office building

Serious Injury & Wrongful Death Attorneys

Attorney Frank Powers

Frank Powers

Contact Me:

Certified Specialist State Bar of Arizona


Frank Powers is the managing partner at the Harris, Powers & Cunningham law firm. Frank has been licensed to practice in Arizona since 1990. Frank is also one of a select number of Arizona attorneys who has been certified by the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Specialist in Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation. Frank dedicates his law practice to representing people who have been wrongfully injured and people who have lost loved ones due to the wrongful conduct of others.

Frank earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Arizona State University in 1986. In 1990, Frank graduated cum laude from John Marshall Law School in Chicago Illinois. While at John Marshall Law School, Frank served as an Executive Editor of the Law Review. Frank also had two articles relating to injury claims selected for publication in John Marshall's Law Review Journal. Frank's 32 years of trial experience in Arizona has gained him recognition by his peers as a premier trial lawyer. Frank has been given an AV Rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 Top Lawyer rating by AVVO. Frank has also been selected by his peers to be listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.

Frank is a member of several professional trial associations and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a professional organization recognizing accomplishments of lawyers winning multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for their clients. Frank has also been a presenter at seminars and has served as faculty for the State Bar of Arizona's Trial College. Frank has also been active in several other professional and civic organizations, including volunteering as a Pro-Tem Judge, volunteering as a Big Brother and volunteering as a little league baseball coach.


  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctorate - 1990
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Executive Editor, The John Marshall Law Review, Order of John Marshall, 1989
  • Arizona State University
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1986
    • Major: Economics

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Specialist, Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation, State Bar of Arizona, Board of Legal Specialization

Professional Associations

  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers Program, Member, 2002 to Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • American Association for Justice
  • Arizona Association for Justice
  • The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Arizona Superior Court, Judge Pro Tem, 2003 to 2008
  • Maricopa County Bar Association

Current Employment Position

  • Managing Partner

Practice Areas

  • Birth Injuries
  • Car Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Truck Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1990
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2003


  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers
  • AVVO 10.0 Top Attorney Rating
  • AV Top Rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell

Representative Cases

  • In Re Chard, 180 Ariz. 1, 881 P.2d 333, 1994
  • Catrone v. Miles, 215 Ariz 446, 160 P.3d 1204 (App.), 2007
  • Franklin v. Clemett, 240 Ariz. 587, 382 P.3d 802 (App.), 2006
  • Orosco v. Maricopa Cty Special Health Care Dist. 241 Ariz. 529, 390 P.3d 375 (App.), 2017

Published Works

  • Sampson and Connecting the Dots in Medical Causation, Advocate: Arizona Association for Justice / Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, September/October, 2021
  • Modified Contributory Fault and Strict Products Liability: Illinois’ Silent Disposal of Misuse and Assumption of Risk Turns Back the Evolution, 23 J. Marshall L. Rev. 247, 1990
  • Dralle v. Ruder: Did The Decision Close The Book On Recovery For Society and Companionship In Illinois Or Just Turn The Page? 22 J. Marshall L. Rev. 721, 1989