Member Profile: Donald R. ("Tad") Powers

Donald R. ("Tad") Powers
Marks Powers, LLP
1205 Three Mile Bridge Rd
Middlebury, VT 05753
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Tel: (802) 388-2211
Fax: (802) 388-1113

Donald R. ("Tad") Powers regularly travels out of state to Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York

ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation; Med-Arb; Facilitation & Systems Design; ADR Training/CME


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Donald R. ("Tad") Powers has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Banking & Finance
Business Dissolution
Contract Disputes
Divorce (High Asset)
Family Businesses
Land Use/Planning
Legal Malpractice
Local Govt./Municipalities
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Liability
Professional Negligence
Property Damage
Real Estate
Sexual Harassment
Trusts / Estates
Wrongful Death



Donald R. (Tad) Powers is a mediator, arbitrator and an attorney licensed in state and federal courts, with over thirty-five years' experience in civil litigation and transactions. As an attorney, Tad has represented plaintiffs and defendants, insurance carriers and municipalities, school districts and contractors.  

As a mediator, he has broad training and more than fifteen years' experience.He has successfully mediated hundreds of environmental, employment, commercial, personal injury, construction, professional liability, organizational and family disputes

As an arbitrator, Tad has decided employment, construction, real estate and other disputes, and has served as a  Hearing Officer with the Vermont Department of Education.

As an ADR teacher and trainer, Tad has presented and taught at dozens of seminars, workshops and conferences and serves as Adjunct Professor of Law teaching Mediation, Negotiation, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Environmental Dispute Resolution at Vermont Law School. He has been a guest lecturer on Negotiation at the Tuck School of Business of Dartmouth College.


  • Stetson University College of Law - J.D. 1974
  • State University of New York at Cortland B.A. 1970

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member Vermont Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution  (Chair 2001-2004)
  • Vermont Mediators’ Association,
  • American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Vermont Environmental Court Mediation Advisory Group
  • Vermont Environmental Court Mediation Panel,
  • Former Member Department of Education Mediator Panels and former Hearing Officer Vermont Department of Education;
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Environmental Dispute Resolution, ADR, Negotiation and Mediation, Vermont Law School.


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