David Potts




TEL: 602.263.4547
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 against charges brought with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Arizona Civil Rights Division, National Labor Relations Board, and other administrative agencies.

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, David was born and raised in Arizona. When not in the office, David enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, running uncomfortably long distances, 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, 2021-2023; Labor and Employment Law – Management, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 2023
  • Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2018-2022
  • 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


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