Norman C. Powell
Norman C. Powell is a partner at Austin Pamies Norris Weeks Powell PLLC. Mr. Powell is an AV Peer Review Rated attorney who concentrates his practice in civil litigati0n, real estate transactions, and state and local government law. Mr. Powell is a member of the City, County, and Local Government Law Section of The Florida Bar. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Powell is a member of Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund, Inc., and has served as one of its outside claims litigation counsel. Mr. Powell has thorough understanding of the diverse legal issues that arise in litigation and in state and local government matters. Mr. Powell represents developers and contractors in complying with federal, state, and local government procurement procedures; and responding to procurement solicitations; defending or prosecuting administrative hearings; and advocacy in state and federal court, quasi-judicial proceedings, and before legislative bodies. Mr. Powell represents private, commercial, industrial, residential, and mixed-use developers throughout the land development process, including development, permitting, zoning, concurrency, platting, and permitting in Miami-Dade County and its municipalities. Beyond the practice of law, Mr. Powell has participated actively in Miami-Dade County’s civic community. Mr. Powell takes a special interest in children’s issues. In November of 2004, Mr. Powell served on the Conference Committee for the Children’s Bill of Rights 2004 Conference and served as a facilitator with the Honorable Justice Rosemary Barkett on Rights of Children in the Justice System. He was a Board member of Voices For Children Foundation, Inc., the fundraising arm of Miami Dade’s highly praised Guardian Ad Litem program, and served as its Chairperson from 2002 until 2004. He has also served on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Miami-Dade County and was honored as one of its Miracle Maker Awardees for 2005. Mr. Powell was also an Officer of 100 Black Men of South Florida and a Trustee of the Miami Art Museum from 1992 until 2010. Mr. Powell served as Chair of the Miami Shores Planning and Zoning Board from 1998 until 2000 and was reappointed in 2007. Mr. Powell served on the Fundraising Committee for the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis Legendary Sports Celebrity Roast from 1996 until 1998. Mr. Powell also served as the Vice-Chair of the City of Miami’s Model City Trust from 2000 until 2005. The Model City Trust is part of the City of Miami’s campaign to revitalize and transform the Model City area with specific projects that include redevelopment and infill to increase homeownership and streetscape. Mr. Powell was also a member of Miami-Dade County’s Boundaries Commission from 2003 until 2005, which was the County board that initially reviewed annexation and incorporation applications. Mr. Powell also served on the City of North Miami Beach’s Redevelopment Advisory Board and the Miami Shores Planning and Zoning Board from 2006 until 2009. Mr. Powell has served as a Special Master for the cities of the City of North Miami Beach and North Bay Village. Since October, 2010, Mr. Powell has served as a Traffic Court Magistrate for Miami-Dade County. On November 14, 2017 he was also appointed Village Attorney for North Bay Village, Florida, and Interim Village Attorney for El Portal, Florida. Mr. Powell is a Board Member for the Miami-Dade County Parks Foundation; and serves on the Miami-Dade County League of Cities City Attorneys Advisory Committee. Mr. Powell is also an adjunct professor at Broward College and lectures on civil litigation.