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Mark Dee Potter

About me

Partner at Potter Handy, LLP.  Lawyer.  Primary focuses are representing persons with disabilities in civil rights claims, as well as employment and consumer rights violation claims. 


Languages spoken: English, Spanish, American Sign Language

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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 35%
    23 years
  2. Civil Rights: 30%
    23 years
  3. Consumer Protection: 20%
    23 years
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
    23 years
  5. Birth Injury: 5%
    23 years



Contingent (33-45%), Pro bono (5%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Barry Martin Walker

    Mark Potter and his firm provide unmatched legal services to their clients. Mr. Potter and his attorneys stand head and shoulders above other disability rights firms, taking the fight not only to opposing counsel, but to judges unwilling to enforce important ADA provisions.


    Barry Walker Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Potter Handy, LLP

9845 Erma Road
Suite 300
San Diego, CA, 92131-1084


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2016
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerPotter Handy, LLP1993 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2015 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2012 - Present
Californians for Disability RightsMember1996 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoMemberN/A
Aircraft Owners and Pilots AssociationMemberN/A
SCRSBoard Member2002 - 2006
CDR Chapter 1Secretary1999 - 2001
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Miller v. California SpeedwayPrevailed in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Established new law requiring clear line of site over standing spectators for accessible seating
Munson v. Del TacoCA Supreme Court ruled in our favor
Fortyune v. AMC Theater9th Circuit Court of Appeal ruled in our favor
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Publication nameTitleDate
Abilities.comDisability Access Litigation Still Needed2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
California State University, SacramentoEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Invitation from OrganizationADA & Birth Injuries2016