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Dennis W. Potts

Medical malpractice Attorney at Honolulu, HI

5.0   9 reviews
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  • State Years
    Hawaii - HI 52 years
    California - CA 52 years
  • Licensed for 52 years
    State HI
    Acquired 1971
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 52 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1971
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Dennis

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Dennis W. Potts, Attorney at Law is a zealous advocate who will fight to maximize the value of your case. 


Dennis is licensed to practice in both federal and state courts of Hawai'i and California.  He has recieved an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® as a civil litigator and has over 40 years of experience specializing in personal injury, car/auto accidents, and medical malpractice cases. 


Dennis combines his great legal expertise with the personalized attention that only a solo practitioner can provide their clients.  This allows Dennis to take the time to answer your questions and provide the individual care required to effectively vindicate your rights.  A man with great compassion, Dennis understands how stressful legal proceedings can be and he is here to help guide you through the entire legal process.


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Dennis W. Potts, Attorney at Law
Davies Pacific Center
841 Bishop St., Suite 1628
Honolulu, HI, 96813


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  9 customer reviews
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Posted by Rich | April 1, 2015
A Very Difficult Scenario
Dennis took on a legal problem for me, the Seller, in the form of a broken commercial contract in a legal matter which was the sale of a computer distribution company. The Buyer failed to make good on a consulting contract to me; and further refused payment of the balance of $600,000.00 owed for the purchase of the company. Dennis won a court case in Hawaii, and then assisted in collection of the court judgment of triple damages in the Buyer's home city of Los Angeles. Dennis employed a unique creative strategy to serve collection papers on the Buyer who had avoided being served for several months, and leveraged the collection papers against a negative public relations campaign threatened in the Wall Street Journal. In short, the Buyer settled on payment in full, as well as all legal fees, I was impressed with Dennis' thorough handling of the situation and would use him again if I were in a similar bind in the future.
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Posted by Sandy | March 26, 2015
Dennis Potts is an extraordinary lawyer.
Dennis has represented me in excellent and always satisfactory ways. I very highly recommend him. He is fair and will always be an asset to you.
Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
personal injury lawyers
Mr. Potts was very professional and helpful in handing my personal injury case.
Posted by Kitty | June 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case resolved.
I’m happy with the service provided and the results of working with Dennis Potts and firm. Recommend them.
Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2015
Excellent Professional Service
I always received professional and outstanding service from beginning to end. I was represented and treated with respect and dignity which resulted in a positive outcome. I would highly recommend with confidence Mr. Potts for legal assistance anytime. Sincerely, Satisfied Client
Posted by Judi | April 16, 2015
It wasn't a large suit, and I was surprised that Dennis settled it for more than I was anticipating. He called me regularly with updtes and listened and responded when I had questions for him. It was a pleasure working with him!
Posted by Carl | April 14, 2015
Excellent Attorney
Warm, compassionate, informative, and professional, this attorney obtained for our family a settlement in a medical malpractice case.
Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2015
Excellent Service
Clearly knowledgeable and experienced, Mr. Potts navigated the system successfully. He was personable, thorough and well reasoned in every action he took. I fell well represented and would trust him to represent me in the future.
Posted by Beckie | March 25, 2015
Settlement for a trip and fall
I slipped on some striping in front of a store, and broke 4 bones in my foot. Dennis was my attorney and was able to get a settlement that covered my medical and hospital bills, plus compensated for the time I was off work. He was easy to work with, responded promptly to my phone calls and very empathetic to my circumstances.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 30%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Dennis W. Potts, Attorney at Law
  • 1974 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Chuck Mau, Attorney at Law
  • 1971 - 1974


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1970
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1967

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Burlington Ins. Co. v. Panacorp, Inc. 758 F.Supp.2d 1121
  • Favorable
  • Silva v. City and County of Honolulu 165 P.3d 247
  • Vacated and remanded
  • McCormick v. Keohokalole 99 Hawai'i 212
  • Vacated and remanded
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  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hawaii Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Sustaining Member)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hawaii Academy of Plaintiff's Attorney
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Outstanding Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Rotary Club of Honolulu
  • Member and former President
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Outstanding Lawyers of America
  • Outstanding Lawyers of America
  • 2003
  • Distinguished Service Certificate
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii.
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Seminar on Mediation
  • Mediation
  • 2004
  • Seminar on Use of Expert Witnesses in Civil Litigations
  • Handling Expert Witnesses in a Civil Claim
  • 2002
  • Importance of Jury Trials in Our Civil Justice System
  • Civil Justice System Regarding Tort Claims
  • 1998
  • Korean American Bar Association Seminar on Drunk Driving
  • Civil Ramifications of Drunk Driving
  • 1997
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (3)
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Insurance Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Years ago I had a trial against him and was very impressed with his preparation and presentation to the jury. I found him to be a formidable and worthy opponent. He is one of the best trial attorneys in Hawaii."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Potts is a knowledgeable and thoroughly prepared attorney who zealously advocates on behalf of his clients at every stage of the proceedings."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Very experienced attorney with extreme diligence on each case I have worked on with Mr Potts. Puts his heart and soul into his cases."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen the work that Dennis does on behalf of his clients. He is an excellent attorney who works hard for his client and produces outstanding results for the people he represents. He is highly respected by other members of the bar. His reputation as a zealous advocate helps him in negotiations with insurance companies, who know that if the case does not settle he will do everything that he can in the courtroom to win the case for his client."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Honolulu Medical malpractice Lawyer Dennis W. Potts
Dennis W. Potts
Medical malpractice Attorney
Honolulu, HI
Licensed for 52 years
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