Andrew

Andrew "Andy" Potter

Empowering Parents. Personal attention. Proven results.
  • Education Law, Juvenile Law, Criminal Law...
  • Ohio, South Carolina
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EMPOWERING PARENTS. Personal Attention. Proven Results. 24 years experience. Effective, zealous and tenacious representation for clients. Superior reputation with Judges, opposing counsel and prosecutors.
I represent parents in their fight to ensure that their children are provided a free and appropriate public education as guaranteed by Federal law. IEP plans, 504 plans, expulsions and suspensions. Certified by the William and Mary Law School Institute for Special Education Advocacy.
I have worked as a criminal defense attorney since my admission to the Ohio Bar in 1993 and the South Carolina Bar in 1997. I have trial experience ranging from DUI to Capital Murder. I am a the managing partner/attorney for Potter Law LLC and personally handle all my client's legal needs. I am admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Fourth and Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals and the District Courts of South Carolina and Ohio. I have tried numerous criminal and civil cases to juries and judges and am dedicated to the sacred protection of my client's rights. #specialeducationattorney #sccriminaldefenselawyer #criminaldefenselawyer

Education
Capital University Law School
J.D. (1993) | Law
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Honors: Dean's List
Activities: Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity; Capital University Law School Legal Clinic;
Bowling Green State University
B.A. (1990) | History and English
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Activities: Sigma Chi Fraternity
Professional Experience
Managing Partner/ Attorney
Potter Law LLC
- Current
Senior Trial Attorney
10th Judicial Circuit Public Defenders--Anderson, SC
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• Responsible for handling all serious, violent felony charges ranging from Murder, Voluntary Manslaughter, Assault and Battery with Intent to Kill and Attempted Murder. • Represent and responsible for handling of all juvenile clients in the office. • Advise clients as to all respective legal issues related to their case and how the applicable case and statutory law applies to their particular situation. • Participate in multiple jury trials in the General Sessions Court as well as applicable motion hearings on evidence and admissibility of a Defendant’s statement and other Constitutional issues. • Assist Circuit Public Defender in the general day to day operations of the office including the rendering of advise to Circuit Public Defender in such matters and budget issues and any possible practice related issues that would arise in public defender representations. • Handle large caseload and negotiate with solicitors to gain favorable plea arrangements for clients. • Cover other assistant public defender caseloads when necessary. • Assisted in the implementation and administration of the new Public Defender System passed by the South Carolina legislature involving the consolidation of multiple public defender offices. • Involved in the formulation of office policies, procedures and controls in the office setting and in representation of clients pursuant to the new Public Defender legislation. • Assist in keeping current with legislation and caselaw from Federal and State courts that affect the criminal and public defender practice. • Use case management system for keeping current with client files to ensure files are managed in an ethical and appropriate manner. • Worked in conjunction with other court agencies to ensure proper implementation of the new public defender system in the 10th Judicial Circuit.
Managing Partner/ Attorney
The Potter Law Firm--Anderson, SC
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• Litigated significant insurance subrogation caseload, heavily involved with Municipal Courts, Common Pleas Courts throughout South Carolina. • Portion of subrogation practice also includes defense work on behalf of insureds. • Participated and quarterbacked bench and jury trials. • Involved with the everyday running of a general practice law office. • Secured numerous judgments across the state of South Carolina on behalf of insurance client and suspended driver’s licenses of defendants with the South Carolina DMV. • Negotiated with adverse insurance companies and prepared arbitration filings with intercompany arbitration forums. • Negotiated with defendants and attorneys representing defendants on judgments and agreements to secure return of driver’s licenses and release of judgments. • Successfully argued for default judgments without the need for hearings pursuant to the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure with Judges. • Represented area businesses on their general business needs, contract issues, disputes with customers and employment issues.
Senior Trial Attorney
Anderson County Public Defenders Office--Anderson, SC
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• Handled extensive caseload for indigent clients charged with various offenses in General Sessions Court and Juvenile/ Family Court. • Case load in General Sessions Court focused upon violent charges of Murder, Attempted Murder, Assault and Battery with Intent to Kill and Armed Robbery. • Composed, argued and quarterbacked motions upon the admissibility of seized evidence and/or the admissibility of a Defendant's statement as well as evidence issues. • Participated in Jury and Bench trials before Judges. • Negotiated with Solicitors, Police Officers and prosecuting witnesses to gain favorable plea arrangements for clients. • Handled all Juvenile/ Family Court cases for Anderson County and all Probation Revocation hearing in General Sessions Court.
Attorney
Foster & Foster--Greenville, SC
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• Plaintiff oriented practice involving a wide range of litigation. • Responsible for all criminal defense work generated in firm. • Responsible for all employment litigation for firm. Including the filing of initial charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to litigation in Federal Court on all employment issues such as Harassment, discrimination, wrongful discharge, Americas with Disabilities and FMLA. • Handled Workers’ Compensation claims on behalf of claimants with a focus upon serious disability cases. • Litigate general business matters involving small business owners. • Provided legal services in contract review, drafting and negotiations. • Direct and assist in the purchase and sale of small businesses. • Direct the setting up of business entities based upon various tax ramifications. • Handled ERISA claims on behalf of client from original appeal of denial.
Attorney
Chapman, Byrholdt & Yon Law Firm--Anderson, SC
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• Personal injury practice involving the presentation of claims to insurance companies, mediation, arbitration or jury trial of auto accidents and other torts throughout South Carolina. • Criminal Defense practice ranging from Driving under the influence representation in Magistrate’s courts to serious criminal charges in the Circuit and Federal District Courts throughout South Carolina. • Handle Worker’s Compensation Claims on behalf of claimants before Worker’s Compensation Commission. • Responsible for handling all social security claims from initial appeal to Administrative Law Judge for the firm. • Responsible for handling of all bankruptcy petitions including Chapter 7 and Chapter13 petitions for the firm. • Litigate and advise general business, contract issues for small, independent businesses. • Secured Assistant Public Defender contract within six (6) months of relocating to area and handle criminal Public Defender caseload in addition to working private civil and criminal practice.
Trial Counsel
Hamilton County Public Defender's Office--Cincinnati, Ohio
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• Handled extensive caseload for indigent clients charged with felony and misdemeanor offenses in the Court of Common Pleas, General and Juvenile Division and Municipal Court. • Composed, argued and quarterbacked motions upon the admissibility of seized evidence and/or the admissibility of a Defendant's statement. • Participated in Jury and Bench trials before Judges and Juvenile Court Magistrates. • Negotiated with Prosecuting Attorneys, Police Officers and victims to gain favorable plea arrangements for clients. • Represented indigent adult clients for contempt on child support and visitation matters in both Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. • Effectively worked extremely heavy daily Public Defender Docket while also working private civil caseload.
Managing Partner/ Attorney
Andrew T. Potter, Attorney at Law--Cincinnati, Ohio
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• Litigated significant insurance subrogation caseload, heavily involved with Municipal Courts, Common Pleas Courts throughout Ohio. • Portion of subrogation practice also includes defense work on behalf of insureds. • Participated and quarterbacked bench and jury trials in courtrooms throughout Ohio. • Provided simple estate planning advice and represent and administer estates of variable amounts in the Probate Court of Hamilton County. • Litigated and advised general business, contract issues for small, independent businesses. • Provided legal services in contract review, drafting and negotiations. • Directed and assisted in the purchase and sale of small businesses. • Directed the setting up of a business entity based upon various tax ramifications. • Worked as both Plaintiff's counsel and Defense Counsel for Personal Injury and other Torts. • Litigation files included practicing in Federal District Courts in both Cincinnati and Columbus. • Involved with the everyday running of a general practice law office. • Continued to work as a general practitioner while also representing clients as Trial Counsel for the Public Defender.
Attorney
Law Offices of Arnold Levin--Cincinnati, Ohio
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• Worked specifically in Plaintiff's Personal Injury, Criminal Law, Domestic Relations. • Worked individually and assisted in negotiations with Claims Adjusters and Defense Counsel. • Received Felony Criminal Appointed Cases through Hamilton County Public Defender. • Directed and participated in Doctor, client depositions, bench and jury trials.
Law Clerk
Law Offices of Arnold Levin--Cincinnati, Ohio
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• Responsible for all Pleadings and Motions for fifteen attorneys. • Conducted initial client interviews and intakes. • Analyzed client fact patterns to determine soundness of claims and liability. • Set up client and expert depositions, contacted experts for their assistance on cases. • Authored all memoranda for Summary Judgments, Appellant Briefs, Arbitration Packages and Supreme Court memoranda in support of jurisdiction. • Contacted treating physicians and employers for client claims.
Law Clerk
Hamilton County Public Defender's Office--Cincinnati, Ohio
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• Handled all types of misdemeanor Criminal and Traffic cases. • Negotiated with prosecutors and police officers and arranged plea agreements. • Participated in Trials, motions, bond hearings before Municipal Justices in County Courthouse.
Certifications
Death Penalty Certified as Lead Counsel pursuant to SC Rule 421
Supreme Court of South Carolina
Institute for Special Education Advocacy
College of William and Mary
Awards
Graduate of the National Criminal Defense College
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Professional Associations
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
Member
- Current
Justice 360
Board Member
- Current
Activities: Board member.
National Association of Public Defenders
Member
- Current
Activities: Member of the Juvenile Justice Committee.
South Carolina Bar  # 13413
Member
- Current
Activities: Delegate for the 10th Judicial Circuit for the House of Delegates of the SC Bar House of Delegates
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Board Member
- Current
Activities: Board member.
Ohio State Bar # 0061538
Member
- Current
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
Activities: Member of the Juvenile Justice Committee.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio
South Carolina
4th Circuit
6th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Accept all major credit cards.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I do charge a case evaluation fee that is credited to your account if you retain my office. Case evaluation fee various depending upon your case.
Practice Areas
  • Education Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Estate Planning
  • DUI & DWI
  • Family Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Website
Contact & Map
Potter Law LLC
500 East Calhoun Street
Post Office Box 2722
Anderson, SC 29622
USA
Telephone: (864) 214-6233