About Potts Law Firm
Your Trusted Legal Team
Potts Law Firm was founded on a singular goal: ensuring justice for our clients. Based in Houston, we serve clients throughout Texas and nationwide in all types of plaintiffs’ litigation matters. Our firm has a strong national presence with multiple office locations and a renowned reputation for providing the aggressive representation our clients need.
Our practice includes both single-plaintiff and mass tort litigation, including class action lawsuits. We are known for moving quickly; we take swift legal action and utilize media attention when appropriate to bring focus to important legal actions and legislative matters. Our highly awarded litigation team comprises some of the profession’s top attorneys, many of whom are recognized authorities in their respective areas of law.
Most importantly, we are committed to each and every client we serve. When you choose Potts Law Firm, you choose a team that truly cares about you, your rights, and your future.
Continue reading to learn more about us, who we are, and what we do, or contact us directly at (888) 420-1299 to schedule a complimentary consultation with a member of our team.
Our Core Values
We have built our firm on the following core values:
- Honesty: We are straightforward with our clients. We will let you know your legal rights and options, as well as provide professional legal counsel on how to proceed with your case. You can trust that we will remain honest and realistic about your case throughout the legal process.
- Integrity: We will do what we say we will, following through on our promises to our clients. We want to be a reliable source of information and representation for those we serve, and we are committed to always putting our clients’ needs first.
- Diversity: We believe that a diverse team is a better team. Our attorneys come from varied backgrounds and have extensive experience in numerous unique areas of law. This allows us to effectively represent our clients in a wide array of legal matters.
- Availability: When you are navigating a legal matter, you need to know that you can count on your legal team. At Potts Law Firm, we remain accessible to our clients, returning all phone calls and other forms of contact as quickly as possible.
- Dedication: We are deeply committed to our clients and their cases. Our team genuinely cares about the people we serve, which is why we do everything we can to not only help them navigate the legal process but also reduce the amount of stress they are under.
- Trust: We know that our clients trust us to keep their best interests in mind and to do everything possible to successfully resolve their legal issues. We take this trust seriously and do everything we can to deliver the results our clients need.
Our Practice Areas
We are a diverse, multi-practice law firm with a large team of highly skilled, award-winning litigation lawyers. Our practice encompasses both single-plaintiff legal claims and large, national mass torts and class actions.
Click the links below to learn more about our various practice areas and how we can assist you with your legal needs:
- Auto defects
- Camp Lejeune water contamination
- Class actions
- Commercial litigation
- Construction litigation
- Dangerous drugs and medical devices
- Dangerous products
- Eminent domain
- Employment litigation
- Energy litigation
- Insurance litigation
- Intellectual property
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Personal injury
- Professional negligence
- Sexual assault
- Sports litigation
- Toxic torts
- Victims’ rights
We have nine offices located across the country and can serve clients anywhere in the United States. If you need assistance with a civil litigation matter, please do not hesitate to contact Potts Law Firm today to speak to one of our experienced and knowledgeable trial lawyers.
Give us a call today at (888) 420-1299 or contact us online to request a free initial consultation and case evaluation. Hablamos español.
Q:What does the initial consultation entail?
During your initial consultation, we will meet with you in person, by phone, or virtually to learn more about you and the legal challenge you are facing. We will ask you questions and gather information about your current situation and invite you to ask us any questions you may have. Then, we will let you know whether we think you have a case and, if so, how our team can help.
Q:How much does it cost to speak with an attorney at Potts Law Firm?
We provide free initial consultations and case evaluations to all prospective clients. This means that it costs you absolutely nothing to speak to an attorney at our firm, and there is no obligation to you after this initial meeting.
Q:How can Potts Law Firm help me?
At Potts Law Firm, we handle a wide range of practice areas, including single-plaintiff litigation and mass torts/class actions. We represent injured individuals, wronged employees, victims of professional negligence, businesses and business partners, entrepreneurs, and others who have been harmed by the negligent, reckless, and wrongful conduct of others. Get in touch with our team today to learn how we can assist you with your legal matter.
I had a wonderful experience with this law firm.- Stephen P.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him or any of the team at Potts.- Theo C.
The Potts Law Firm is a powerhouse of brilliant attorneys.- Molly H.
I would recommend Potts Law Firm for any and all legal matters that come my way in the future!- W. Gary
Great law firm!- Hugo G.
At Potts Law Firm, our mission is simple. We strive to do absolutely everything possible to obtain the best possible outcomes for our clients. We don’t cut corners; instead, we take the time to find the right solutions for our clients.
This approach has served us—and our clients—well. To date, we have recovered more than $1 billion in compensation, including numerous million- and multimillion-dollar settlements and jury verdicts.
Our experienced trial lawyers and large, knowledgeable staff are prepared to guide you through every stage of the legal process, from the moment you call until the moment your case is resolved. We want to make sure that we not only achieve the best possible outcome for your case but also that your experience working with our team is a positive one. To that end, we offer highly personalized and attentive legal services, including direct, one-on-one contact with your attorney.
Transvaginal Mesh Settlements Over $1 Billion
The Potts Law Firm and its joint venture partners have been successful in resolving over $1 billion in transvaginal mesh settlements. Derek H. Potts was one of a handful of plaintiffs’ lawyers from around the country who spearheaded the establishment of what would become the largest medical device MDL consolidations in history.
Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch $184 Million
Derek H. Potts was a member of the Kugel Mesh MDL Plaintiffs Steering Committee which was instrumental in obtaining a $184,000,000 global settlement for several thousand persons who had received the Kugel Mesh hernia patch.
ERISA Class Action Settlement $36 Million
Potts Law Firm served as class counsel in the ERISA class action, Diebold, et al. v. Northern Trust Investments, N.A. et al., 09-Civ-1934 (Diebold), in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois where the Court approved a collective settlement of $36 million dollars for class representatives resulting in millions of dollars returned to investors.
Paraplegic Minor $12 Million
Derek H. Potts and Timothy L. Sifers obtained a $12,100,000 verdict against Lisa Gard, M.D. for medical malpractice involving a minor. The jury found the Salina emergency room doctor to be negligent in her assessment of the minor upon presentation in the emergency room, failing to timely diagnose a rare spinal condition. The case was one of the largest verdicts in history in the State of Kansas.
Fraud Against Lender $10.7 Million
Potts Law Firm represented a United States Bankruptcy Trustee. The case stemmed from the massive bankruptcy of Royce Homes, one of the largest homebuilders in the country. Micah and Chris represented the bankruptcy Trustee against a multitude of defendants, including the chief Lender, for claims related to the homebuilder’s downfall and the fraudulent transfer of assets from the rightful owners, the creditors.
Birth Injury $4.6 Million
Derek H. Potts and Samuel Cullan were members of the plaintiff's trial team which obtained a $4,600,000 verdict for a minor delivered at Bethany Medical Center. Ariana Wilburn, the minor, suffered a spinal cord presentation after being born in the breech position.
Hypoxic-Ischemic Birth Injury $3.5 Million
Potts Law Firm secured a $3,500,000 settlement for a single mother whose infant suffered severe brain damage while being delivered in a New Mexico hospital. The mother, having no previous pregnancy or medical issues, began laboring and immediately went to a hospital. Despite the clear signs of fetal distress and hypoxia (lack of oxygen), the doctor and nurse did not order an emergency cesarean section.
Fraudulent Transfers $2.42 Million
Potts Law Firm represented a Bankruptcy Trustee, resulting in a combined $2.42 million being recovered for creditors of ATP Oil & Gas Company. The claims related to fraudulent transfers of overriding royalty interests in oil & gas properties made by ATP in a failed attempt to liquidate the assets of the company.
Catastrophic Injuries $3.5 Million
Derek H. Potts was co-lead counsel with Thomas Cartmell in representing John Novogradac of Kansas City whose health was neglected during his stay at two nursing home facilities. Mr. Novogradac developed bedsores on his body and had above-knee amputations on both legs after his wounds became severely infected with gangrenous and dead tissue.
Pharmaceutical Birth Defect $1.05 Million
Potts Law Firm secured a $1,050,000 settlement for a mother whose infant suffered birth defects from a pharmaceutical drug that was taken during pregnancy. Though the migraine drug manufacturer knew the medication could cause a fetus to develop a cleft lip and/or cleft palate when consumed by the mother during the early stages of pregnancy, they failed to warn consumers about these dangers.