For over 20 years, Jeffrey D. Powless has focused his practice on representing patients and their families in cases involving neglect or abuse by nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, and other health care providers.

After graduating from Purdue University, Jeff attended law school at Indiana University (Bloomington) where he received his law degree, and was then admitted to practice law in Indiana and Texas. Jeff’s office is located in Indianapolis, and he represents patients and their families throughout Indiana. 

Jeff’s record as lead trial counsel has included various distinctions, including one of the largest punitive damage ratio awards ever reported in the State of Texas, and one of the largest reported verdicts in Rockwall County, Texas.

These accomplishments helped earn Jeff lifetime admittance into both the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum™ and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum™, which recognize the achievements of top trial lawyers from across the United States.

Jeff has also been awarded lifetime admittance into the Elite Lawyers of America©, which recognizes trial attorneys who have served as lead counsel who have obtained a verdicts, awards and/or settlements in civil cases of 2 million dollars ($2,000,000.00) or more. 

Jeff has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, all State Courts in Indiana and Texas, and the Northern and Southern Federal District Courts in Indiana. Jeff has been an invited speaker at various legal education seminars on the topics of nursing home neglect and litigation technology. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball, and coaching youth athletics.

Jeff is the author of the highly rated book, “Abuses and Excuses: How To Hold Bad Nursing Homes Accountable,” which breaks new ground in helping patients and families hold bad nursing homes accountable, sharing a wealth of insider strategies and insights.

Attorney Powless represents victims of nursing home abuse and neglect across Indiana. Mr. Powless’s primary office is located at: 9465 Counselors Row, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46240.


  • Indiana University (Bloomington)

Client Reviews

Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was...

- Lisa

After I read Jonathan’s Nursing Home Blog, I decided to hire him to look into my wife’s treatment at a local nursing home. Jonathan did a great job explaining the process and the laws that apply to nursing homes. I immediately felt at ease and was glad to have him on my side. Though the lawsuit...

- Eric