David Potts




TEL: 602.263.1708
FAX: 602.200.7829
Legal Assistant: Shelley Coffey

David Potts focuses his practice on employment law, general civil litigation, commercial and business litigation, and wrongful death and personal injury defense. He represents public and private employers and non-profit organizations on a broad range of employment issues, including Earned Paid Sick Time claims and employee leave rights. David has also defended employers on discrimination claims before the EEOC and claims filed in state and federal court.

Prior to joining JSH, David led a team of law students who worked on pro bono appellate cases as part of the University of Arizona’s Pro Bono Appellate Clinic, helping draft appellate briefs in three cases and arguing before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He also interned as a Rule 38(d) student at the Tucson City Prosecutor’s Office, where he first-chaired numerous jury trials, bench trials and evidentiary hearings.

A true native, Dave was born and raised in Arizona. When not in the office, Dave enjoys spending time with his wife and his dog, playing basketball and rooting for his University of Arizona Wildcats.

Recent Case Results

Johnson & Urbina v. Maricopa County – Won summary judgment in double death case involving two painting contractors working on the Lower Buckeye Jail
Pulido v. AAA Insurance – Obtained defense verdict in a two-week trial concerning a pedestrian-vehicle accident near Pinnacle High School

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Defense Research Institute, State Legislative Liaison, 2015-2016

Civic & Community Associations

  • University of Arizona Phoenix Young Alumni Club, Treasurer, 2015-2016

Professional Recognition & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch®, Commercial Litigation, 2021-2022
  • Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2018-2021
  • Law College Association Achievement Award, May 2013

Presentations & Publications


University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2013
Arizona Law Review Order of the Coif ABA National Appellate Advocacy Team

University of Arizona, B.A. Economics and Philosophy, cum laude, 2010

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 2013
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2013
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2013