Bryan DePowellEmail: bdepowell@crisplegal.com

Prior to attending law school, Bryan DePowell spent 10 years as a Police Officer in Northeast Pennsylvania where he gained invaluable experience and insight into the real world application of criminal law. In 2005 Bryan left his career in law enforcement to pursue his education. He attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, in Honolulu Hawaii where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Graduating with honors in 2007, he returned to Pennsylvania to attend Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Bryan completed his law degree in two-and-a-half years and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in April 2010.

Since his admission he has focused his practice primarily in the area criminal law and, more specifically, in the areas of DUI, drug offenses and military law. He has attended numerous nationally recognized trainings, which have given him a number of special certifications, including:

  • DUI Detection and SFST Practitioner Certification
  • DUI Detection and SFST Instructor Certification
  • Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement Certification
  • Drug Recognition Expert
  • Forensic Sobriety Assessment Certification
  • The Scientific Truth HS-GC-FID
  • Pharmacology of EtOH, Marijuana, and Benzodiazepines
  • Forensic Chromatography VI: Theory and Practice at Axion Analytical Laboratories, Chicago IL
  • National College of DUI Defense courses at Harvard Law School.

Attorney DePowell is also a certified operator of the Intoxilyzer 8000, the same breath testing device used by law enforcement agencies nationwide. When investigating military crime, Bryan utilizes the same techniques as the Army CID, NCIS, Air Force OSI, Marine Corps CID, and the Coast Guard CGIS.

Attorney Bryan E. DePowell is currently licensed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. In addition to his criminal practice, Bryan speaks, writes, and teaches in the areas of Criminal Law, DUI and Narcotics, and ethics.

Practice areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • Appellate Practice
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Drivers License Suspension
  • DUI/DWI
  • Military Justice

Bar admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2010

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., 2009
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, B.A., Political Science, 2007