George Powers

Legal Specialist
Southwest ADA Center


George Powers, J.D., works at the Southwest ADA Center, a program of Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) at TIRR Memorial Hermann, as a legal specialist. Powers received his bachelor's degree in speech communications from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center, where he also worked in the Immigration Clinic. In 2014, he was appointed to the City of Houston Transportation Accessibility Task Force to provide policy guidance. Powers' research interests include the application of disability rights legislation, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, to the exponentially evolving communication and multimedia technologies.