Derek H. Potts

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Derek H. Potts
Residence Houston, Texas
Nationality Template:Flagicon United States
Education Juris Doctor
Alma mater University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law
Occupation Lawyer
Employer The Potts Law Firm, LLP
Known for Won some of the nation's largest lawsuit victories and settlements for plaintiffs.
Awards KCMBA Award , Judge Conrad B. Duberstein Appellate Advocacy Award

Derek H. Potts is complex litigation and mass tort attorney and founding and national managing partner of The Potts Law Firm, LLP based in Houston, Texas.[1]


After earning his Bachelor degree, Potts earned admittance into Phi Alpha Delta and was named a member of Mortar Board. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law, where he made the Dean’s List, participated as a member of the National Appellate Advocacy Team, and received the Judge Conrad B. Duberstein Appellate Advocacy Award. [2]

Legal career

Potts founded The Potts Law Firm, a national litigation firm specialising in mass torts, class actions, and complex litigation in 2002. Before turning to private practice, Potts served as a Prosecutor Intern in the Wyandotte County, Kansas District Attorney’s office. He has served in federal court appointed leadership positions for multiple national litigation's, including acting as Liaison and Co-Lead Counsel in In Re Mentor Corp. [3] and leading the trial team in In Re Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Products Liability Litigation, where he was also a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee. [4][5][6]. He has provided pro bono representation as part of the Jackson County Bar Association Volunteer Attorney Project.In recognition of his success in the legal field, he received the Thomas J. Conway Young Trial Lawyers’ Award from the Kansas City Missouri Bar Association in 2008 [7]. [8]

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