Danica L. Powell

Traverse City Attorney

Danica Powell was born and raised outside of Chicago, Illinois. In 2006, she graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice, and a minor in Spanish. She then went on to receive her Juris Doctor from UIC John Marshall Law School in 2009, with a certificate in litigation. Ms. Powell began her practice in Chicago, with a focus on commercial litigation and creditors’ rights.

Ms. Powell’s practice centers on estate planning, drafting wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and special needs trusts, as well as probate litigation for estates, trusts, guardianship and conservatorship matters. Ms. Powell served as a speaker at the Michigan Association of Justice’s Seminar in the Snow, leading a seminar on litigating wrongful death actions before the probate court.

Ms. Powell’s other areas of practice include creditor’s rights, bankruptcy law, commercial litigation and real estate. She is licensed to practice law in both the State of Michigan and the State of Illinois.

Ms. Powell is an active member of the Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association, the Hospice of Michigan, and serves as secretary of the Women Lawyers Association.

Ms. Powell lives in Traverse City with her husband, George, and their children.

email: dpowell@smith-johnson.com
phone: 231.946.0700