Prior to attending law school, Bryan DePowell spent 10 years as a Veteran 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 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 admitted to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, as well as all Military service courts including the Army, Navy/Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard. He has also regularly appeared before various service discharge review boards and has extensive experience with issues involving Military records corrections and the security clearance adjudication process. In addition to his criminal practice, Bryan speaks, writes, and teaches in the areas of Criminal Law, DUI and Narcotics, and ethics.


  • Military Criminal Defense (Courts Martial, Article 15, NJP, Administrative Separation)
  • Appellate Practice (State, Federal, Military/Clemency)
  • DUI/DWI – Positive UA – Narcotics – Drug Testing
  • Security Clearance Adjudication Process (DOD Employee, Contractor, Military)
  • Criminal Defense (State and Federal)


  • Pennsylvania, 2010


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