William Powell

William has been in private practice since 1973, graduating from Southwestern University, College of Law in 1972 and licensed to practice law in December of that year. Much of his practice was devoted to family law litigation in the Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo Courts. Currently, as President and a Founding Member of the San Luis Obispo Collaborative Practice Group, he has focused exclusively on mediation and Collaborative solutions to divorcing couples in San Luis Obispo County.

An Eye on your future

Guiding You Through A Peaceful Divorce

Professional Standing

Rated Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™

for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

Overall Peer Rating: 5 out of 5

Overall Client Rating: 5 out of 5

Top Rated by SuperLawyers

Career Highlights

Past President of the South Bay Bar Association, Criminal Courts Bar Association, and South Bay legal Aid Foundation.  

Former State Bar Delegate.

Former Temporary Judge for Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Former Family Law Mediator for Los Angeles County Superior Court


Adjunct Professor Monterey College of Law, San Luis Obispo Campus.

Former Chairperson, Family Law Section, San Luis Obispo County Bar Association.

Former Chairperson, Study Groups for Family Law in Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo Counties.

Presenter at numerous Family Law speaking engagements

Contact William Powell

phone: 805-771-8655




1163 Main Street

Morro Bay, CA 93442