Rick Potter is a principal of Heurlin Potter. Mr. Potter graduated from the University of Washington in 1973 and Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College in 1976. He is an experienced litigator, having tried numerous cases since 1976. Mr. Potter is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts in Washington and Oregon, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has been specially admitted and appeared in state and federal counts throughout the country, including California, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, Indiana, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Arizona, Idaho, Utah, New Mexico, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Alabama and Oklahoma.
Mr. Potter represents numerous business, banking, real estate and professional entities in commercial, product liability and employment disputes. He is national product liability defense counsel for a worldwide industrial equipment manufacturer. Mr. Potter often serves as an arbitrator and mediator in commercial, employment and personal injury disputes.
Mr. Potter is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Oregon State Bar Association, the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers and the Defense Research Institute. He has lectured at several continuing legal education seminars for the Washington State Bar Association regarding civil litigation, employment law and creditors’ rights.
Mr. Potter is active in the community serving as volunteer for local and state charitable, civic and political organizations. He has coached youth soccer teams, counseled arts organizations, represented numerous pro bono clients, served as a board member for a number of state and local poverty law programs and served as an advisor on political campaigns.