Potter Law Offices

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Firm Overview

The Potter Law Office represents people who have been injured or accused of crimes. For over 30 years I have represented injured tourists and Nevada residents.

The Potter Law Offices was established in 1978 and has represented injured tourists and workers with famed attorney, F.Lee Bailey in the MGM Grand Fire Litigation and in the Tailhook Litigation at the Hilton Hotel with the King of Torts, Melvin Belli. I have also served as lead counsel in several class actions cases in the state of Nevada representing thousands of injured inmates and pretrial detainees in the prisons of Nevada and the jails of Clark County.

My firm has also been actively involved as an AFL-CIO cooperating firm representing injured workers in product liability actions for defective tools, scaffolding and concrete pumps. On a daily basis we represent people who have been injured in car, truck and motorcycle accidents. I served 15 years on the State of Nevada, Medical-Dental Screening Panel reviewing medical and dental malpractice actions and we currently represent people who are the victims of medical and dental malpractice.

Example cases

• Traumatic Brain Injury- Multimillion Dollar award in a premises liability matter where the client catapulted into a slot machine when his slot chair leg punctured the carpeting in the casino where the casino had failed to plate an electric outlet box to prevent their patrons from falling through the hole in the floor.

• Car-Truck Accident-Spinal Injury - Multimillion Dollar Award- Where a construction company truck pulled in front of a family of five headed to the Las Vegas Airport to enjoy their summer vacation at Disneyland. Instead their lives were shattered when they were all injured and the Father sustained a severe orthopedic injury requiring multiple back surgeries.

Main Office

Main
1125 Shadow Lane
Las Vegas  NV  89102

Phone
  • (702) 385-1954
Fax
  • (702) 385-9081

Office Information

Emergency After Hours

No

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I became a trial lawyer to seek social justice for all people. Tourists and residents alike are entitled to fair and honest representation and medical treatment.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I have taught adult education classes at UNLV helping people represent themselves in the collection and eviction processes. I have also taught with the Nevada Trial Lawyer's, People's Law School, so that people understand the legal process, the court system and representing themselves or assisting their friends and families in the criminal justice system.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

For over 30 years I have assisted clients who have injured or accused of infractions in prison and jail matters. I have reviewed their pleadings, grievances and complaints and have also assisted them, both directly and indirectly in settlement conferences, administrative hearings and court proceedings where they are representing themselves as pro se litigants or what is also known as being in pro per.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I argued the case of Godinez v. Moran before the United States Supreme Court on the mental competency standard for a client to waive counsel and represent himself.

Cal J. Potter III

I served as an instructor at UNLV in classes involving Landlord-Tenant relations and Instructing Businessman in representing themselves in Small Claims Actions.

I served as the President of the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association. a professional lawyer's group dedicated to helping lawyers become better advocates for their clients that have either been injured or lost a family member. I also have worked with the Citizens for Justice Organization in the state of Nevada to ensure that injured people get fair representation in the Nevada Legislature. I was the founding President of the Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice and the founding President of the Nevada Appellate and Post-Conviction Project to ensure fair representation in Death Penalty matters.

I am a trial lawyer. I graduated from Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer College at the Thunderhead Ranch in Dubois, Wyoming. I am committed to the jury system in representing the injured, the forgotten, the voiceless, and the defenseless. I seek to protect the rights of the injured and those families whose loved-one was killed wrongfully.

Personal interests:

I serve as president of the Nevada Homeless Alliance in the our community's effort to end homelessness in our city. My firm has sponsored the Helldorado Art Show that raises funds to help charities in the Las Vegas Community.

License
  • Bar Number: 1988
    Nevada , 1978
Education
  • University of Arizona
    Juris Doctorate , 1978
    Tucson, AZ
    Associate Justice on the University of Arizona Supreme Court
  • Hastings College of the Law-University of California
    Certification by College of Advocacy , 1980
    San Francisco, CA
  • Gerry Spence's,Trial Lawyer's College,Thunderhead Ranch
    Certificate , 2009
    Dubois, WY

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