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Jamie Mauhay Powers


Jamie Mauhay Powers is known for her dedication to community empowerment and social justice. Born in Davao City, Philippines, Jamie sought to take after her grandfather, who practiced law in the Philippines. After moving to the United States, Jamie then embarked on her decade-long career in government, where she served in various capacities within the California Legislature. Beginning as a Legislative Aide in the California Senate, Jamie ascended the ranks to become a Legislative Director and ultimately a Chief of Staff in the California Assembly. Her tenure in government provided her with invaluable experience in legislative advocacy and government affairs, shaping her into the professional she is today.

Driven by a passion for effecting positive change, Jamie transitioned to nonprofit advocacy, where she played pivotal roles in organizations such as the Child Abuse Prevention Center and Head Start California. As a legislative advocate, she championed policies to support vulnerable children and families, advocating tirelessly in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. Jamie's commitment to community welfare eventually led her to the legal profession, where she found a new avenue to serve those in need.

Graduating magna cum laude and earning multiple academic achievement awards, Jamie's performance in law school paved the way for her legal career. Drawing on her extensive background in advocacy, she focused her practice on mass tort litigation, representing individuals against government and corporate entities and seeking justice for those who had been wronged. Currently, Jamie manages KTB’s mass tort department, where she oversees a team of attorneys and legal support staff dedicated to handling complex cases involving numerous plaintiffs who have suffered injuries or damages from a common source, such as defective products, environmental disasters, or pharmaceutical drugs.

Despite her relatively brief tenure in the legal field, her focus on complex litigation, particularly in mass torts, has propelled Jamie’s professional growth. This trajectory has led to recognitions such as the National Trial Lawyers Association's "Top 40 Under 40 in Civil Litigation" award in 2023 and 2024, and being named a Super Lawyers’ "Rising Star" in 2024. These accolades, while affirming, represent not only personal achievements but also Jamie’s commitment to excellence in advocating for clients. Additionally, she has had the privilege of presenting at national seminars, including the American Association for Justice Winter and Summer Conventions, and the National Trial Lawyers Summit, where she’s shared insights and knowledge with peers in the legal community. These experiences have further enriched her understanding of legal practice and deepened her commitment to KTB’s clients.

Jamie also teaches as an Adjunct Professor at Lincoln Law School and is actively involved in various legal associations, including the Women Lawyers of Sacramento and the American Association for Justice, where she advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion within the legal profession. In her role as a member of the Women Lawyers of Sacramento Board of Directors, Jamie spearheads the organization’s Programs Committee, which puts MCLE programs together for the Sacramento community which emphasizes and celebrates women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Outside of her professional commitments, Jamie enjoys practicing yoga, indulging in Korean and Chinese dramas, traveling with her husband and spending time with their dog, Charlie (who is often with her at the KTB office). With a steadfast commitment to social justice advocacy, Jamie continues to make a profound impact in both the legal realm and her community, bringing with her the spirit of service and compassion in all her endeavors.

Bar Admission

  • California
  • United States District Court, California, Eastern District

Professional Associations

  • Women Lawyers of Sacramento (Board Member)
  • Public Justice (Board Member)
  • Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • American Association of Justice
  • Asian Bar Association of Sacramento
  • Sacramento Filipino American Lawyers Association

Speaking Engagements

  • American Association for Justice Summer Convention, July 2022 – Advocating for your Client through Legislative Lobbying
  • American Association for Justice Winter Convention, February 2023 – Department of Justice Potential Settlement Methodology
  • Harris Martin Camp Lejeune Seminar, March 2023 – Camp Lejeune Advertising Ethics and Advertising
  • American Association for Justice Summer Convention, July 2023 – The Ethics of Advertising in Camp Lejeune
  • Simply Convert Camp Lejeune Roundtable, December 2023 – The Science of Camp Lejeune
  • National Trial Lawyers Summit, January 2024 – Anticipating DOJ Defenses in Camp Lejeune Litigation
  • Simply Convert Camp Lejeune Roundtable, January 2024 – First Thoughts on the Camp Lejeune ATSDR Study


  • American Association for Justice, Trial Magazine, Spring 2024 – Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Representation in Civil Litigation

Awards & Distinctions

  • 2023, 2024 National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, Civil Litigation
  • 2024-Super Lawyers, Rising Star