Power Snell has an" AV" rating by Martindale Hubbell (the Practice Lawyer Profile). This is the highest rating a law firm can achieve. Mr. Power and Ms. Sapp have been recognized by U.S. News and World Report since 2008 as The Best Lawyers in America, and the firm has been recognized by U. S. News and World Report as a "Best Law Firm", Tier1, in eminent domain. Additionally, Anne has been recognized as Lawyer of the Year. Mr. Power and Ms. Sapp have been recognized by Atlanta Magazine as Super Lawyers, an honor bestowed on the top 5% of attorneys in Georgia. This is the highest rating a lawyer can achieve. Mr. Power has been recognized as a Top-Rated lawyer in Georgia by Martindale-Hubbell and ALM, since2012.Warren has been recognized by Georgia Trend Magazine as a member of Georgia’s Legal Elite” 2019.All the lawyers at Power Snell have been appointed as Special Assistant Attorneys Generals. Additionally, the firm has 2 certified paralegals.

Our Team

Warren Power

Warren Power is a founding member of the firm and has more than thirty (30) years of professional legal experience. Warren has an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Registry which is the highest attainable rating as to skill level and integrity. Warren earned his two (2) bachelor's degrees from Christopher Newport University in Virginia and his JD degree from Mercer University. 


Warren is admitted to practice before all State and Federal Courts in Georgia, the United States Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Court of Federal Claims. Warren has also been admitted pro hac vice in Alabama and Tennessee and is a member of the Virginia Bar. 


Warren has lectured extensively on the topics of land use and eminent domain to members of the Georgia Bar since 2003 and is a Past Chair of the Eminent Domain Section of the State Bar.


Warren is a Super Lawyer, has been recognized by U.S.News and World Report as a "Best Lawyers" of America since 2009 and has a "superb" rating from AVVO Lawyers Rating, which is the highest attainable rating. Warren is a past fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an honorary trial lawyer's society, an honor received by less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Warren has extensive experience representing clients in land use matters focusing primarily in the complex area of eminent domain. Warren has represented the Georgia Department of Transportation in almost all its highway projects in Henry County since 1997. 

Additionally, Warren has represented the Department in improvement of projects in Butts, Clayton, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton, Gwinnett, Jasper, Newton, Rockdale, Paulding, Spalding, and Upson Counties. Other governmental entities such as Butts, Clayton and Henry Counties, and the cities of Atlanta, Brookhaven, Decatur, Fayetteville and McDonough have retained Warren to represent them in their eminent domain projects. Warren has represented the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and has served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the Georgia Regional Transit Authority, and the Technical College System of Georgia. Warren has also represented property owners against the local and federal governments. Warren has represented property owners against all the cities in Henry County; the City of Riverdale, the City of Sandy Springs, Henry, Clayton, DeKalb and Bibb  counties; and the United States of America. 


Areas of Practice:
General Corporate Matters
General Civil and Commercial Litigation Real Estate

Bar Admissions:

Virginia, 2016
Georgia, 1989


  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    A.L.M.- 2023
  • Mercer University, Macon, Georgia
    J.D. – 1988
  • Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Virginia B.A. – 1984

Representative Cases:

Department of Transportation v. Szenczi, 354 Ga. App. 855 (2020)
Patel Taherbhai, Inc. v. Broadstreet Stockbridge II, LLC, 352 Ga. App. 113 (2019)
Department of Transportation v. McMeans, 294 Ga. 436 (2014)
City of Stockbridge v. Gramm, 297 Ga. App 165 (2009)
Tabar, Inc. v. D & D Services, Inc., 267 Ga.App. 659 (2004)
Cherwood, Inc. v. Marlin Leasing Corporation, 268 Ga.App. 64 (2004)
Catrett v. Landmark Dodge, 253 Ga.App. 639 (2002)
Pine Tree Publications Inc. v. Community Holdings, Inc., 242 Ga.App. 689 (2000)


Honors and Awards:
Georgia Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite, 2019
Georgia's Top-Rated Attorneys, 2012 – Present by Martindale-Hubbell and ALM 

Super Lawyer: 2007, 2016 – Present
Who's Who, Global Directory of Who's Who Lifetime Member; Top Lawyer, 2012
U.S. News and World Report; Best Lawyers in America, 2009 – Present

Peer Review Rated: 

Martindale-Hubbell ''AV Preeminent''; AVVO Lawyer Rating ''Superb''
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, Board of Visitors, 2012 – 2018
Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow, 2009 – 2015
State Bar of Georgia, Eminent Domain Section, Chair, 2009
State Bar of Georgia, Eminent Domain Section, Chair Elect, 2008
State Bar of Georgia, Eminent Domain Section, Secretary, 2007
Henry County Bar Association, President, 1998
Henry County Bar Association, Vice President, 1997

Other Employment Positions:
Adjunct Professor of Law, Mercer University, 2013 – 2016
Appointed Part-Time Magistrate in Henry County, 2007 – 2013
Henry County, Eminent Domain Counsel, 2002 – 2009; 2014 – Present
City of Atlanta, Eminent Domain Counsel, 2002 – 2009
Part-time Faculty, Paralegal Studies Program, Clayton College & State University, 2004.

Ruthie K. Snell

Ruthie K. Snell is a native Atlantan and a graduate of Woodward Academy. She received her undergraduate degrees in Convergence Journalism and Political Science from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas in 2010. Ruthie returned to Atlanta to attend Georgia State University College of Law and received her Juris Doctorate degree in 2014. While in law school, Ruthie was active in Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and interned with the Cobb and Gwinnett County District Attorneys' offices, and with Fulton County Superior Court Judges Craig Schwall and Wendy Shoob. 

Ruthie began her professional career with Power Law in 2015 where she has assisted in representing the Department of Transportation and various other governing bodies in acquisitions and condemnation cases. Ruthie was appointed as a Special Assistant Attorney General in 2020, and currently represents the Department of Transportation in Barrow, Greene, Oconee and Newton Counties. Ruthie has also represented property owners in condemnation actions and  real estate disputes. 


Areas of Practice:
Eminent Domain
Local Government Law
Real Estate
General Civil and Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions:
Georgia, 2014
Georgia Court of Appeals, 2018
Supreme Court of Georgia, 2018


  • Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia 
  • J.D. – 2014 
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
    B.A. – 2010

Representative cases:
Department of Transportation v. Szenczi, 354 Ga. App. 855 (2020)
Patel Taherbhai, Inc. v. Broadstreet Stockbridge II, LLC, 352 Ga. App. 113 (2019)

Seminar Instruction Experience:
“Condemnation Process” presentation, Special Assistant Attorney General Seminar, 2022. 

Professional Associations:
Georgia Association of Women Lawyers.

Jacqueline Kennedy-Dvorak
Senior Associate

Jacqueline Kennedy-Dvorak is a native Californian, although she has lived in nine states across the country. Jacqueline attended college at Hollins University, in Roanoke, Virginia, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 2003. In 2006, Jacqueline graduated with a Master of Arts from St. John’s College, the third oldest college in the United States (behind Harvard, est. 1636, and College of William and Mary, est. 1693), located in Annapolis, Maryland. After leaving her career as a teacher, Jacqueline pursued law school at Ave Maria School of Law, in Naples, Florida, where she graduated with a Juris Doctor in 2011. While in law school, Jacqueline interned with the Collier County Attorney’s Office, where she worked on local government matters including condemnations, employment litigation, real estate litigation, and helped to write county ordinances. Jacqueline became licensed in Florida in 2012, and in Georgia in 2013. Jacqueline began her professional career in Dublin, Georgia. She practiced law in Macon, Georgia for several years, working in a variety of areas including insurance defense, eminent domain, criminal defense, probate litigation, and general civil litigation. 

Jacqueline received her appointment as a Special Assistant Attorney General in 2020, and represents the Department of Transportation in Spalding, Clayton, Marion, Meriwether, and Sumter Counties. Jacqueline has also represented clients in probate and estate litigation, as well as general civil and commercial litigation matters. 


Areas of Practice:
Eminent Domain

General Civil and Commercial Litigation


Bar Admissions: 

  • Georgia, all state courts, 2013
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, 2019
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, 2019
  • Florida, all state courts, 2012

Ave Maria School of Law, Naples, Florida
J.D. – 2011 
Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia 

B.A. - 2003

St. John’s College, Annapolis, Maryland
M.A. – 2006 

Professional Associations:
Georgia Association of Women Lawyers.

Anne W. Sapp
Special Counsel


Anne Woolf Sapp is "of counsel" with the firm. Anne has more than 33 years of professional legal experience. 
Anne was a former partner at Dwyer, White and Sapp before starting her own firm of Anne W. Sapp, P.C. Anne has represented the Georgia Department of Transportation her entire professional career and has been a Special Assistant Attorney general since 1991, having served in such capacity under Attorney's General Michael Bowers, Thurbert Baker, Samuel Olens and Christopher Carr. 
Anne has specialized in handling eminent domain matters for the Georgia Department of Transportation all over the State of Georgia. Anne has also served as outside eminent domain counsel for the City of Atlanta. Some of the projects that Anne has handled for the City include the Nancy Creek Sewer Tunnel Project, the Stockade Sewer 
Easement Project, the Vine/Rock Street Project, the West CSO Project and the Greenspace project. Occasionally, Anne has represented property owners in eminent domain matters against various local governments. Because of her experience in eminent domain matters, Anne has also been selected as a mediator by the parties and their attorneys to facilitate resolution rather than prolonging the litigation.

Seminar Instruction Experience: Has taught numerous continuing Legal Education courses on eminent domain and land use for more than 20 years including the National ABA Conference, Eminent Domain Trial Practice, Georgia Eminent 
Domain Trial Practice, Road and Access Law in Georgia, CLE International Eminent Domain Seminar, National Business Institute Eminent Domain Seminar. Successfully defended business loss claim more than 2.4 million Appointed Special Assistant Attorney General under Attorneys General Michael Bowers, Thurbert Baker, Samuel Olens and Christopher Carr for eminent domain and other real estate acquisition purposes. 

Acquired thousands of parcels of property for the State of Georgia as a Special Assistant Attorney General. Handled hundreds of condemnation cases for the State of Georgia as a Special Assistant Attorney General. Served as outside eminent domain counsel to the City of Atlanta by assisting in the acquisition of subsurface right of way for the City, DeKalb and Fulton Counties to construct. The Nancy Creek Sewer Tunnel Project - this project extended more than 8.25 miles and affected approximately 300 property owners. Has served as sole or lead counsel in over 50 jury trials.


Special Assistant Georgia State Attorney General, 1991 to Present, Specialized Litigation – Eminent Domain Partner – Anne W. Sapp, P.C.


Community Service:

Usher's New Look Foundation Board of Directors, Vice Chairman Programming, past Secretary; Georgia 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees, Secretary, 2010 Foundation Gala Chairman; High Museum of Art, 2007 High Arts Day Benefit Chairman; Strategic Planning Advisory Committee Children's Healthcare of Atlanta; Camp New Look Advisory Committee, Past Chairman; Volunteer for the Joseph Sams School, a day program for children with significant disabilities; University of Georgia Leadership Advisory Board; Chairman 2005 Ray of Hope Charity Ball, a benefit for The Bridge.

Litigation Percentage:

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

Georgia, 1986

Georgia Court of Appeals, 1987
Supreme Court of Georgia, 1987
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1992
U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1992 

U.S. Supreme Court, 1992



University of Georgia School of Law,  J.D. – 1986
University of Georgia B.S.H.E. – 1983

Honors and Awards:
Best Lawyers and Lawyer of the Year Georgia Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, 2012 – 


  • Super Lawyers Eminent Domain, 2012 – Present
  • Charles N. Pursley Eminent Domain Section Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Eminent Domain  Law, 2011 – Present
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Academic Honor Society
  • Blue Key Academic Honor Society
  • Order of Omega Greek Honor Society
  • Palladia University Women Honor Society
    Recipient of the Hisperia Award Outstanding Greek Woman
  • University of Georgia Homecoming Court
  • University of Georgia Miss Greek Week
  • Moot Court-ABA Team, 1984 – 1985
    Moot Court Board, 1985 – 1986
  • Professional Associations and


State Bar of Georgia, Past President and Chairman Eminent Domain Section
State Bar of Georgia, Past Editor Eminent Domain Newsletter
Atlanta Bar Associations
State Bar of Georgia
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Undergraduate: Kappa Delta Sorority – Rush Chairman
Past Employment Positions:
Anne W. Sapp, P.C., Special Assistant Georgia State Attorney General, 1991 – present.

Kathy Green
Senior Paralegal

Kathy Green is the firm’s Senior Paralegal and Office Manager. She has been with the firm since 2008 when she received her A.A.S degree in Paralegal Studies from Clayton State University in 2008.

Lacy Jones

Lacy Jones is a Certified Paralegal. She completed 
her formal education at University of Georgia in  2022 after joining our firm.