Gary A. Powell

(he, him, his)


Gary Powell is a member of the Tax, Trusts, & Estates Group and has more than 42 years of experience in estate planning, trust and estate administration, and tax and business transactions. His leadership abilities and expertise with sophisticated estate planning, business succession planning, business formation and acquisitions, and shareholder and buy-sell agreements offer immediate value to our clients.

Gary is a published author and a frequent speaker on estate planning and tax topics.



  • New York University, 1979 (LLM), Taxation
  • University of Missouri School of Law, 1979 (J.D.)
  • University of Missouri – Columbia, 1976 (B.A.), cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1979

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court, 1980
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, 1979

  • Rotary Club of Springfield Sunrise, President, 2022-2023
  • Springfield Business Development Corporation, Former Board Member and President
  • Community Foundation of the Ozarks, Board of Directors, Former Board Member
  • Boys and Girls Club of Springfield, Board of Directors, Former President
  • Salvation Army, Springfield, Missouri, Former Board Member and President

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow
  • Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates, 2012-2024
  • Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year, Trusts and Estates, 2014, 2018, 2021, 2024
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Tax, 2010-2022

  • The Missouri Bar, Taxation Law Committee, Former Chair
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, Former President, 2011