Steve Powers of Baker Donelson has been elected to a two-year term as chairman of the American College of Transportation Attorneys, Inc.
ACTA is a non-profit corporation comprised of transportation defense attorneys and insurance professionals who serve as a legal resource to a broad base of transportation industry businesses, including public and private fleet motor carriers, logistics and brokerage providers, freight forwarders, warehousemen, bus companies, insurance brokers and adjusting firms. ACTA members must have a minimum of 20 years of experience dedicated to the transportation industry. Mr. Powers previously served a two-year term as vice chairman and follows Charles Carr and Clay Porter, both nationally known transportation attorneys, in chairing ACTA.
Mr. Powers is a shareholder in Baker Donelson's Chattanooga office and a member of the firm's Transportation Group, where he serves some of the largest motor carriers, logistics providers and warehousemen in the transportation industry. He handles a variety of defense litigation and regulatory matters and has defended trucking accident cases in numerous state and federal court jurisdictions. He is a frequent speaker at various industry events, including most recently at the Northwest Arkansas Trucking Seminar and the annual meeting of the Transportation Club International in Memphis.
A 1979 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, Mr. Powers has been listed in Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Transportation Law, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants since 2008 and was named Best Lawyers' 2013 Chattanooga Product Liability Litigation - Defendants "Lawyer of the Year." He is also a member of the Transportation Lawyers Association and the Trucking Industry Defense Association and the author of the "Evidence Collection and Electronic Recording Technology in Motor Carrier Accident Investigations" chapter in Inside the Minds-The Role of Technology in Evidence Collection published in 2011 by Thompson Reuters/Aspatore, among other publications.