David Powell (Tallahassee, Florida) is a lawyer in private practice at the firm of Hopping Green & Sams. He specializes in planning and obtaining entitlements for complex real estate projects throughout Florida. From 1992-94, he served in the administration of Florida Governor Lawton Chiles.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, he was a reporter for the Associated Press in New York and Miami, correspondent in charge of the AP's bureau in Tallahassee, and a political reporter for the St. Petersburg Times.
He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was Editor of The Daily Texan; a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism; and a law degree from Florida State University, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Florida State University Law Review. He is an adjunct professor of law at Florida State University.
David and his wife, Vicki Weber, reside in Tallahassee, Florida, and have a second home in Austin, Texas. They have one daughter, who is a practicing lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia.