Osborne Eugene Powell, Jr.Attorney

Practice Areas

Social Security Disability
Appeals and Trial Support
Veterans Disability


South Carolina Bar
US District Court, District of SC
US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
US Court of Military Appeals
US Court of Veterans’ Appeals
US Supreme Court


Wofford College, B.A. Economics, 1962
University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1965
U.S. Army War College, Diploma, 1984
U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School, Diploma, 1986
The National Judicial College, Certificate in Judicial Development, Dispute Resolutions, 2010
Certified State and Federal Court Mediator


South Carolina Bar
Richland County Bar
Life Member, Vietnam Veterans of America
Life Member, State Guard Association of US
Life Member, TJAGSA Alumni Association
Life Member, American Legion Post 6
Life Member, USC Alumni Association
Life Member, USF Alumni Association
Life Member, National Eagle Scout Association
Life Member, Association of US Army
Life Member, US Army War College Foundation
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, SC Gamma
SC Association for Justice
SC Employer Support of Guard and Rescue
National Association of Veterans' Advocates

Offices and Awards

United States Administrative Law Judge (Retired), Social Security Administration
Major General (Retired) and Past Commander, Joint Services Detachment, SCMD
Colonel (Retired) US Army and Past Commander, 12th Military Law Center
Legion of Merit/1st OLC, USFORSCOM & USSOCOM
Defense Meritorious Service Medal, USCENTCOM
Joint Meritorious Unit Award, USCENTCOM
The Palmetto Cross, SCMD
SC Lt. Governor’s Palmetto Patriot Award
First Officer Inductee,12th Legal Services Organization, Alumni Hall of Fame
NC House of Representative’s Certificate of Appreciation, June 21, 2009
SC General Assembly’s Concurrent Resolution in Recognition of Service to SCMD, March 11, 2011
Selected for inclusion in Honor Book, Office of Veterans Success, University of South Florida, November 2018

Community Involvement

Greeter, Shandon Baptist Church
Lectured for various colleges/schools, SC Bar, SC Trial Lawyers, Federal Bar Association, Association of Administrative Law Judges, faculty for new ALJ training, and discussion leader, NJC, Executive Committee, AUSA, Palmetto State Chapter
Ombudsman, SC Committee, ESGR
Indian Waters Council, Eagle Scout Board of Review & Law Merit Badge Counselor
Co-Founder of Eugene and Mary Lou Powell Endowed Scholarship for Wofford College
Co-Founder of Eugene and Mary Lou Powell Veteran Success Last Mile Scholarship, USF


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