Donald Potter is successful employment lawyer with more than 24 years of experience in the field. His practice is dedicated to representing employees and he is an aggressive litigator who has handled thousands of labor and employment matters including claims involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage-and hour-violations. Mr. Potter is a National Institute of Trial Advocacy graduate and he has prevailed in numerous trials, arbitrations, and administrative hearings.
Mr. Potter has obtained multiple, court-approved wage-and-hour class action settlements filed on behalf of employees since opening his own law firm in 2008. He has also successfully prosecuted numerous single plaintiff lawsuits for his clients including multiple individual recoveries in the millions.
Prior to 2008, Mr. Potter practiced law with a national labor and employment law firm, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP and he was a partner at Burke Williams & Sorensen, LLP in Los Angeles, California.
Mr. Potter has published numerous articles on employment law topics in newspapers and journals. He has also lectured and trained various organizations on labor and employment law.
Mr. Potter is admitted to practice in both state and federal courts in California. Mr. Potter is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section and the California Employment Lawyers Association.
Mr. Potter graduated from Loyola Law School (Los Angeles, CA) in 1997. Mr. Potter was a member of the Scott Moot Court Honors Board and Loyola’s award-winning Jessup International Moot Court Team. He was also a Carmen Florine Scholarship recipient.
Mr. Potter received his undergraduate degree from Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY). He was a member of the Oracle Honor Society (top ten percent of the first year class) and a student-athlete on two NCAA National Championship wrestling teams.
Mr. Potter and his wife are the proud parents of three adult daughters. His firm is an American Youth Soccer Organization (“AYSO”) sponsor and Mr. Potter has served as an AYSO coach and referee.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top Attorneys||Pasadena Magazine||2022|
|Top Attorneys||Pasadena Magazine||2021|
|Top Attorneys||Pasadena Magazine||2020|
|Top Attorney||Pasadena Magazine||2019|
|Top Attorneys||Pasadena Magazine||2018|
|Top Attorney||Pasadena Magazine||2017|
|Owner||Law Office of Donald Potter||2008 - Present|
|Partner||Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP||2007 - 2008|
|Attorney||Seyfarth Shaw||1999 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|California Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Employment Discrimination Reporter (BNA)||Plaintiff’s Bankruptcy and Judicial Estoppel of Employment Litigation||2004|
|Los Angeles Daily Journal||“Preventing En garde: Don’t Ignore the Obvious when Preparing to do Battle in Deposition”||2001|
|Loyola Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Ithaca College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|Southern California Public Labor Relations Council Luncheon||Retaliation Claims||2007|
|Reed v. Wedbush Securities||$509,518.35 Arbitration Award|
|Roman v. Service King||$1.3 million class action settlement|
|Murphy v. Wedbush Securities||$1.12 million arbitration award.|
|Godinez v. Alta-Dena Certified Dairy, LLC||$1.12 Million Jury Verdict Recovery|
|Morrow v. Avon Products||$800K Class Action Settlement|
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