Cal Johnson Potter

Potter Law Offices
Contact: (702) 385-1954
Jurisdictions: Nevada
9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


About Cal Johnson Potter
Cal J. Potter, III; is an AV rated trial lawyer who has represented the injured & accused for over 30 years.
He is the founding President of the Criminal Defense organization know as the Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College in Dubois, Wyoming.

He is a Past President of the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association, that represents injured parties and wrongful death cases he is also a Board Member of its Citizens For Justice representing the interests of injured people in the Nevada Legislature.

Mr. Potter is one of the few attorneys who has obtained both a Multi-Million Dollar Verdict in a civil matter and a not guilty verdict in a first degree murder. He has also argued a death penalty case in the US Supreme Court and obtained a not guilty verdict in a Federal Drug Case involving 22 kilos of cocaine in a hand to hand sale.

Mr. Potter has also handled many victims of car accidents and casino injuries who have suffered Traumatic Brain Injuries. Mr. Potter has also served as Lead Counsel in Two Class Action cases involving the Overcrowding of two Nevada Prisons. Mr. Potter was also class counsel in a case that ended the illegal practice in Clark County where citizens were held Eight Days without seeing a judge and then Kicked-out of the Detention center.

Mr. Potter was co-counsel legendary attorneys F.Lee Bailey in the MGM Fire Litigation and with Melvin Belli in the Tailhook Litigation.

Mr. Potter has also won many appeals in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and his case of US v. Curtin has been the
subject of the Harvard Law Review.
Practice Areas
  • Civil Rights
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Death Penalty Qualified in Nevada Murder Cases (Nevada Courts)
U. of Arizona
Professional Associations
Tribal Court Judge, Las Vegas Paiute Tribe
Member, Nevada State Bar # 1988


Articles & Publications
  • "Focus: Constitutional Protection, Police Misconduct; Members of the Bar Should Respond"
    Nevada State Journal, Nevada State Bar


Website: Website
Blog: Website


    Potter Law Offices
    1125 Shadow Ln
    Las Vegas, NV 89102
    Telephone: (702) 385-1954
    Fax: (702) 385-9081