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    A native of Daytona Beach, Florida and former Paramedic, Garry Potts attended The Stetson College of Law, where he was appointed Comments Editor of the Stetson Law Review.  After graduating from The Stetson College of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree in 1987, Mr. Potts accepted an appointment as an Assistant State Attorney in Pinellas and Pasco Counties.  He served in that position for fifteen years, where, as a prosecutor he handled a wide variety of criminal matters, including DUI, domestic violence, drug possession, child abuse, exploitation and other crimes against the elderly, RICO, economic crimes, career criminal, and homicides. Garry Potts has tried in excess of 100 jury trials to completion.


    After leaving the State Attorney’s Office in October 2002 for private practice, Mr. Potts defended cases for clients throughout the Tampa Bay area.  His practice is focused on trial litigation, in the areas of DUI, criminal defense, personal injury, auto accident and slip and falls. 


    Mr. Potts has served as Co-President of the Barney Masterson American Inn of Court and he is currently the immediate Past - President of the Pinellas County Trial Lawyers' Association.  He has previously served on the adjunct faculty for the Pinellas County Police Academy, through St. Petersburg College.  Mr. Potts is a member of the Florida Bar and is admitted to practice in the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Florida.


Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    27 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    27 years
  3. Divorce & Separation: 20%
    13 years
  4. Car Accidents: 15%
    13 years



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Contact Info

Garry L. Potts, P.A.

13575 58th Street North
Suite 126
Clearwater, FL, 33760-3799


FLMember in Good Standing198809/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Victim's Rights Week AwardArea Agency on Aging of Pasco - Pinellas, Inc.2001
Comments EditorStetson Law Review1987
Best Oralist, Freshman Moot Court Stetson University College of Law1986
Teaching Fellow, Research and Writing Stetson University College of Law1986
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderGarry L. Potts, P.A.2005 - Present
AttorneyBrasfield, Fuller & Freeman, P.A. Attorneys at Law2002 - 2005
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney's Office, Sixth Judicial Circuit (Pinellas & Pasco, Florida)1988 - 2002
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident2013 - Present
Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense LawyersSecretary2012 - 2013
Pinellas County Trial Lawyers AssociationPast President2008 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
St. Petersburg AirfestSecretary / Director2005 - 2009
Clearwater Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Barney Masterson American Inn of CourtPast President2002 - Present
St. Petersburg Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Aircraft Owners and Pilots AssociationMember1992 - Present
U. S. Federal District Court, Middle District FloridaAdmitted1990 - Present
Florida Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Ezine ArticlesFlorida Arrest Law and Procedure - Investigation and Interview2010
Ezine ArticlesWhat To Do If You Get a DUI?2010
Ezine ArticlesFinding, Choosing and Hiring a Lawyer2010
The Stetson Law ReviewConsecutive Investigatory Stops: A Closer Look At Requisite Justification 1987
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Stetson UniversityAccountingBBA - Bachelor of Business Administration1979
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
K-9 Cops: The Art & Science of Sniffing Out DrugsDrug Dog Law2012