Dave Potts focuses his practice on employment law, general civil litigation, commercial and business litigation, and wrongful death and personal injury defense.
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 Success:
Johnson & Urbina v. Maricopa County – Won Summary Judgment in Double Death Case
Pulido v. AAA Insurance, “JSH Attorneys Michael Halvorson and David Potts Obtain Defense Verdict,” obtained a 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-Present
Civic & Community Associations
- University of Arizona Phoenix Young Alumni Club, Treasurer, 2015-Present
Professional Recognition & Awards
- Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2018, 2019, 2020
- Law College Association Achievement Award, May 2013
Presentations & Publications
- “Guide for Arizona Employers: Employee Leave Requirements Under FFCRA,” Law Alert, April 2020
- “New Standards for Workplace Rules: The NLRB’s Decision in Boeing Company,” Author, The JSH Reporter, Spring 2018
- “Leveraging Digital Information in the Claims Process,” Co-Presenter, PLRB Claims Conference & Insurance Service Expo, April 2018
- “Using Standing to Defend ADA Title III Cases,” Author, Defense Research Institute’s The Whisper, September 2016
- Engler v. Gulf Interstate Engineering, Inc. and the Role of Control in Vicarious Liability, 54 Ariz. L. Rev. 1157 (2012)
- Strict Compliance, Substantial Compliance, and Referendum Petitions in Arizona, 54 Ariz. L. Rev. 329 (2012)
- “Concerted Change: The NLRB Redefines Protected Activity in Alstate Maintenance” Author, The JSH Reporter Fall 2019
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., cum laude, 2010