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Judy R Potter

Family Attorney at Cape Elizabeth, ME

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Maine - ME 50 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 55 years
  • Licensed for 50 years
    State ME
    Acquired 1972
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 55 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1968
    Administratively Suspended - Non-Payment of Dues No misconduct found

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She has always been smart, well-prepared, and tenacious--but not unreasonable.  She has become a real, prominent, approachable, talented figure in the family law area and is well-recognized for that throughout the State.  She tries cases very effectively.


Remarks by Judge at dedication of Clinical Law Library in Judy Potter's Name.

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Posted by Rick davis | February 10, 2020
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If you want justice you need judy Potter
Judy was my attorney during my divorce. She is a real presence in the court room. There is no one better in the state of maine period God bless judy Potter
Posted by Michelle | February 13, 2018
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Follows Through with Every Aspect of Your Case with Clear and Quick Dedication
When I was wading through a list of the unknown trying to find someone to represent me in my family matters case, Attorney Judy Potter's name came up repeatedly so I hired her and have never looked back she is do effective and empathetic about her work. Preparation for trials is especially evident and stays cool and calm throughout the process letting you know at every recess how she feels it's going keeping you in the know. Honesty, integrity and goal oriented is how I would describe Attorney Judy Potter and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone in search of a lawyer for their case.
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Posted by Jesse King | June 14, 2017
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You want Judy on your side of the courtroom
Judy is without question a fantastic Family lawyer. I've used her twice now over the last 6 years and not only is her knowledge second to none but there isn't a courtroom in the state that when she walks in, she knows everyone there. This comes into play more than you can imagine in the courts. She is quick to respond to any form of communication, her rates are very fair and her staff is incredibly helpful. Finally, just her name strikes fear into the opposing party's representation. Hire her before your soon to be ex does.
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2017
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The Best Family Matters Attorney!
Efficient. Fair rate given her extensive experience and creative assertion when in trial, I jut wish I had canned the former attorney who dug me a hole so deep, most of Judy's work has been digging out of his many errors.
Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2013
Highly recommend
Excellent experience and knowledge. Very professional and responsive. I would highly recommend. I have been a client of hers for over 4 years.


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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Judy Potter P.A.
  • 2004 - Present
  • Instructor In Trial Advocacy Program
  • Harvard Law School
  • 1980 - 2004
  • Professor of Law
  • University of Maine School of Law
  • 1972 - 2004
  • Lead Trial Attorney
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • 1970 - 1972
  • Associate
  • Reeves, Sams, Revercomb and Harrison
  • 1968 - 1970
  • Associate
  • Bronson and Koster
  • 1967 - 1968
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  • University of Michigan
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1967
  • Cornell University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1960

Legal Cases

  • Civil, family and criminal cases
  • I have many successes


  • Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Maine State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1972 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1968 - Present
  • Women's Legal Defense Fund
  • Vice Chair
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Extraordinary Law Career [Chesley H. Husson, Sr. . Award]
  • Husson University
  • 2009
  • Outstanding Advocate Trophy named Judy Potter Trophy
  • Northeast Trial Advocacy Competition
  • 2006
  • Clinical Library Named Judy Potter Library
  • University of Maine School of Law
  • 2006
  • Caroline Dube Glassman Award
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • 2004
  • Excellence in Teaching Trial Advocacy
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • 1977
  • Award for Exceptional Accomplishment
  • Maine Legislature
  • 1976
  • High Achievement Award
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in The District of Columbia
  • 1972
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  • Teaching materials in family law, evidence, negotiation, trial advocacy and advanced trial advocacy
  • University of Maine School of Law
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • I have taught and lectured in Law in China, Russia, Uganda, and Zambia on a number of occasions
  • Trial Advocacy
  • N/A

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Cape Elizabeth Family Lawyer Judy R Potter
Judy R Potter
Family Attorney
Cape Elizabeth, ME
Licensed for 55 years