Shontell Powell

Shareholder || Atlanta

*Currently licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia only.

Shontell focuses her practice on occupational safety and health law, assisting employers in enforcement matters before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission and state plan review boards across the United States. She also counsels employers on complex OSHA compliance issues.

Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Shontell worked in the Office of General Counsel at the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission for over six years as an attorney-advisor.

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  • J.D., George Washington University, 2005
  • B.S., Clark Atlanta University, 2000

Admittance to Practice

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Section)


  • Ogletree Deakins Podcast - "Workplace Violence: Key Updates and Steps for Prevention" - January 29, 2019
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Safety Symposium - "What Is New at OSHA and the Review Commission?" - Nashville - December 6, 2018
  • ABA Conference: ABA Occupational Safety and Health Law Committee - 2014 Midwinter Meeting (Panelist) - "2012-2013 Significant Decisions" - Tucson - March 13, 2014
  • ABA Occupational Safety and Health Law Midwinter Meeting - "Issues of Ethics and Professionalism in the Practice of OSHA Law" - Sarasota - March 16, 2012
  • Winter 2017 - The Construction Lawyer - "An Overview of OSHA Investigations and Citations"
  • November 13, 2017 - Business Insurance - "Few citations given related to OSHA anti-retaliation provisions"
  • August 8, 2016 -  - "New OSHA anti-retaliation rules deferred to November"

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