Maryssa graduated from Baylor University and received her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. Prior to joining The Potts Law Firm, Maryssa worked at a prominent Texas defense firm and represented clients in commercial disputes, insurance litigation, transportation litigation and catastrophic personal injury matters. Maryssa’s experience on the defense side gave her a comprehensive understanding of the various issues in litigation, particularly insurance. Her defense perspective helps her better serve the needs of her clients.
Maryssa is a trial lawyer focused on business and employment litigation as well as a wide range of personal injury matters. Maryssa is results-oriented, but concentrates her practice on creating strong relationships with her clients. The trust relationship is particularly important in her practice areas of personal injury, sexual assault, and sexual harassment. Maryssa handles all facets of sexual assault and sexual harassment litigation, including in the employment context. She strongly believes that every client deserves their day in Court, and that survivors of sexual harassment and violence should be afforded every opportunity for justice that the law can provide.
Maryssa also represents clients in complex business litigation, with significant expertise in the banking and credit card processing industries. Maryssa has achieved significant successes for Receivers and Trustees in ancillary cases to receiverships and bankruptcies. Maryssa’s business litigation practice includes breach of contract, non-competition, non-payment, and employment-related claims, and even extends to advising and assisting small businesses with their litigation needs.
During law school, Maryssa served as a legal intern for the Honorable Martin Hoffman, 68th District Court, Dallas County, Texas, and as a legal intern for Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. Dallas is home, but Maryssa has practiced in hundreds of counties across the great State of Texas. She loves each and every historic county courthouse the State has to offer, with her personal favorite being Wise County, where she was born and raised.
Despite being a tried and true Texan, Maryssa represents her clients before state and federal courts throughout the United States. She is licensed in Texas and Illinois, and admitted to practice in every Court in Texas. She has also litigated substantially in New York, New Jersey, Utah, Colorado, and California.
Maryssa often advises that no one calls a lawyer because they are having a good time. She is dedicated to providing solutions to her personal injury and business clients so that they can move forward with their lives.