In 1952, Mr. Allison brought Jones Webb into the firm. Today, Jones Webb stands as the dean of Gwinnett's business lawyers. He is a known and respected in the legal community for his knowledge, experience and leadership. In the 1950s, as attorney for Georgia Power Company, Mr. Webb helped put in place the utility infrastructure that continues to fuel the growth of Gwinnett County today. In the 1960s, Mr. Webb served as the attorney for the Gwinnett County Board of Education. In that capacity, Mr. Webb provided critical advice concerning the peaceful desegregation of Gwinnett's public schools.
For thirty years, Mr. Webb also served as a director and attorney for both the First National Bank of Gwinnett County and Gwinnett Federal Savings and Loan Association. He was personally involved in key decisions that provided the capital undergirding Gwinnett's business community today. Mr. Webb continues to serve the community and work at the firm.
Shortly after Mr. Allison's death in 1959, former assistant U.S. attorney, W. Howard Fowler joined his childhood friend, Jones Webb, as a partner in the firm. Mr. Fowler developed and grew an active and reputable trial practice until he retired from the firm in 1989 to head the Gwinnett Hospital System’s legal department.
It is said that Mr. Allison had a vision for Gwinnett. He saw the importance of a strong community newspaper, solid financial institutions and the advocacy of a chamber of commerce. He was one of the driving forces bringing prosperity to Gwinnett. For Webb, Tanner & Powell, Mr. Allison's efforts established a heritage of community service and business leadership. This heritage became the cornerstone of the firm's success. Charles Pittard added a standard to the firm that required the careful and meticulous handling of every client's problem. Jones Webb and those partners who followed have taken Mr. Allison's vision and Judge Pittard's high standards, and have built one of Gwinnett's most dependable, storied, and successful law firms.