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Cal Johnson Potter

Cal Johnson Potter

also known as Cal J. Potter III, Cal Potter

Practice areas:

Civil Rights, Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Expungement

About Me

The Potter Law Offices have been the sponsor for the annual Las Vegas Helldorado Rodeo  Art Show for over 20 years.  The proceeds help support the Las Vegs Elks Charities. Cal Potter is the President of the Nevada Homeless Alliance helping in its efforts to end homelessness in Las Vegas and other communities in Southern Nevada.


Languages Spoken: English, French, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1978

  1. Personal Injury: 24%
    37 years
  2. Car Accidents: 24%
    37 years
  3. Civil Rights: 24%
    37 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 23%
    38 years
  5. Expungement: 5%



Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

20 total 

  • Garrett Tanji Ogata

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Garrett Ogata DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mace J. Yampolsky

    Cal is a great lawyer. Fearless, relentless and result oriented. He is terrific in both criminal and personal injury and has sued the police and won many times!


    Mace Yampolsky Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Potter Law Offices

1125 Shadow Lane
Las Vegas, NV, 89102



NVAttorney Active197808/10/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Hall of FameHelldorado Rodeo2007
Badger AwardNevada Trial Lawyers Association2000
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2000
The President's AwardNevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice1991
Lawyer's Representative to the Federal CourtState Bar of Nevada1991

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Tribal Court JudgeLas Vegas Paiute Tribe2011 - Present
Instructor-Adult EducationUniversity of Nevada Las Vegas1984 - 1986
Pro Tem Municipal Court JudgeCity of Las Vegas1983 - 1985


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Citizen's For JusticeTrustee1999 - 2011
Nevada Appellate & Post-Conviction ProjectFounding President1991 - 1996
NACJFounding President1990 - 1991
NJAPast Board Member1984 - 1999
Nevada Justice Association formerly Nevada Trial Lawyers AssociationPast President1978 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersSustaining Member1978 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaSustaining Member1978 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
United States v. CurtinThe case was reversed before a three judge panel and was also reversed before an en banc panel of 15 judges.
Estate of Arce v. North Las VegasCase Reversed and remanded for Trial
Godinez v. MoranNinth Circuit Case Reversed

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Publication NameTitleDate
Nevada Lawyer MagazineThe Constitutional Rights of Prisoners2015
NTLA's "Advocate"Editor2002
Nevada LawyerPolice Misconduct2000


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
University of ArizonaPublic Management/English Honors/ LawBS - Bachelor of Science1975
Trinity College, Oxford UniversityEnglish LiteratureN/AN/A
Sorbonne, University of ParisFrenchN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
People's Law SchoolCriminal Defense Function2008
People's Law SchoolCriminal Defense2006
Police Liability In NevadaPolice Liability In Nevada2005
People's Law SchoolCrimina Defense2004
Tucson ConventionCriminal Law2000
Vancover ConventionCriminal Law1999
"Roll the Dice with Stars of Trial Advocacy"New Mexico Trial LawyersPolice Misconduct1995