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Ralph Powell

Ralph Powell

Practice areas:

Government, General Practice, Real Estate, Wills & Living Wills

About Me

I have practiced law for 25 years in the State of Georgia.  Over the years I have represented individuals who were victims of crimes, injured persons, businesses, the State of Georgia and several counties and municipalities.  For the clients that our firm represents, we devote the time and money necessary to vigorously pursue your case to get you the best outcome the law allows.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Government: 35%
    8 years
  2. General Practice: 30%
    15 years
  3. Real Estate: 20%
    5 years
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 15%
    5 years



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Patrick Scott Ferris

    I had the honor of working for Ralph in Athens shortly after law school. He had a tremendous impact on me as a lawyer. I cannot begin to put into words how effective he is as a litigator. He is smart, compassionate, and hard working. He is someone I would trust my case with, and someone I would send my own family to. Highly recommended.


    Patrick Ferris Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Morris Hugh Wiltshire Jr.

    Judge Ralph Powell is widely respected as one of the best lawyers in the State of Georgia. He possess one of the sharpest legal minds I have ever encountered. He embodies common sense, judgment and honor. Ralph is a tough litigator and skilled opponent in the courtroom with vast experience in hundreds of cases as a prosecutor, defense lawyer and Judge. His diligence in preparation keeps him head and shoulders above others. If you have the need for a lawyer in the Tifton area or anywhere in South Georgia you owe it to yourself to call Ralph. I trust Judge Ralph Powell and so should you.


    Morris Wiltshire Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Wilmot & Powell LLC

614 Tift Avenue North
Tifton, GA, 31794



GAActive Member in Good Standing 199008/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Judge of the State CourtWorth County2014 - Present
Managing PartnerWilmot & Powell2011 - Present
General CounselKing Enterprises2010 - 2011
PartnerMccall Williams Wilmot & Powell2005 - 2010
Prosecuting AttorneyAthens Clarke County Office Of The Solicitor General2000 - 2005
PartnerGarcia & Powell1995 - 2000
Adjunt FacultyUniversity Of Georgia School Of Law1993 - 1999
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyAthens Clarke County Office Of The Solicitor General1991 - 1995


Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of Georgia, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember2011 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Local Government Law Sectionmember2011 - Present
Tifton Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Dougherty County Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2010
Clarke County Attendance Protocol CommitteeMember2004 - 2005
Georgia Association of Solicitor GeneralExecutive Committee Member2004 - 2005
Athens-Western Circuit Bar AssociationExecutive Committee2004 - 2005
Georgia Association of Solicitor GeneralExecutive Committee2002 - 2003
Western Circuit Bar AssociationExecutive Committee2001 - 2002
Child Fatality Review PanelChair2001 - 2002
Clarke County Child Abuse Protocol CommitteeChair2001 - 2005
Community Oriented Policing Leadership CouncilMember2000 - 2001
Clarke County Public Safety Task ForceMember2000 - 2003
Western Circuit Domestic Violence Task ForceCo-chair2000 - 2005
Association of Trial Lawyers of Americastudent trial advocacy competition - committee member1999 - 2000
State Bar of GeorgiaInstructor for Institute of Continuing Legal Education1998 - 2000
Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of GeorgiaInstructor1992 - 1995
Athens-Western Circuit Bar AssociationMember1991 - 2005
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1990 - Present
Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of CourtMember1989 - 1990


Publication NameTitleDate
GSHRM gazetteThe Coroner - To Call or Not to Call2012
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionJudge Rejects Hospital's Charges Against Whistleblowers2006


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Georgia State UniversityAccountingB.B.A.1987
Emory UniversityN/AA.A.1980

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Exploring Careers in Preparation for Future Success in the 21st CenturyA Careeer in the Legal Field2014
Municipal Court Judges Certification coursePretrial Diversion2008