Email:       tony@wtp.legal             Direct:     770-962-0100 x 125

Tony Powell is our senior litigation partner with more than 30 years of trial practice experience in the Federal and State Courts of Georgia. His focus is matters before the State and Superior Courts of Gwinnett County and the surrounding Metro Atlanta counties of Fulton, DeKalb, Hall, Jackson, Barrow and Clarke. Mr. Powell is also approved to practice in the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Georgia. Mr. Powell is approved and qualified as an Attorney and Counselor of the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Powell has also practiced as a local government attorney for almost his entire career, serving as the City Attorney for the City of Lawrenceville, Georgia from 1984 until he was elected to the City Council in 2010, and serving as the City Attorney for the City of Snellville, Georgia from 2010 until 2015.

Mr. Powell’s trial experience includes:

  • In a five-day jury trial involving complex business tort issues, Mr. Powell received for his client a verdict of $830,000.00 which included $400,000.00 in punitive damages. Henderson v. Glen Oak, Inc., 179 Ga. App. 380, 346 S.E.2d 842, 1986 Ga. App. LEXIS 1916 (1986).
  • In another business tort trial, Mr. Powell represented a new automobile dealership against a manufacturer. When the manufacturer refused to allow the transfer of the dealership to a purchaser, a suit was filed. After a complex set of trials and appeals, the matter was tried in the State Court of Gwinnett County before a jury. The jury awarded the client a verdict for $770,220.13 including $ 500,000.00 in punitive damages.Moore v. American Suzuki Motor Corp., 211 Ga. App. 337, 439 S.E.2d 43, 1993 Ga. App. LEXIS 1533, 93 Fulton County D. Rep. P4215 (1993)
  • In a jury trial involving the division of a medical practice business, Mr. Powell represented a doctor in securing a verdict exceeding $250,000.00. This complex business case involved interpreting a controlling business agreement, slander, and punitive damages. Sparks v. Ellis, 205 Ga. App. 263; 421 S.E.2d 758; 1992 Ga. App. LEXIS 1123 (1992)
  • In a probate litigation matter in Jackson County, Mr. Powell helped secure a settlement that added $8,000,000.00 in value to the estate the law firm represented. This complex case involved 8 years of legal work, including mediation, probate court litigation, a summary judgment in the superior court and an appeal to the Georgia Court of Appeals. In re: Estate of Fannie Pharr; Probate Court of Gwinnett County

Practice Areas

  • Advice and Counsel
  • Agreements
  • Banking Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Local Government Law
  • Probate Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation

Education, Professional and Civic Association

  • Mercer University, J.D., 1982
  • University of Georgia, B.B.A., Accounting, 1979
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia
  • Member, Gwinnett County Bar Association
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Old War Horse Club of Atlanta
  • General Council, City of Lawrenceville Development Authority and Downtown Development Authority
  • Member, Lawrenceville Kiwanis Club