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    Rene Potter - Employment Attorney

    Rene Potter is an attorney at Potter Handy LLP Employment Rights Law Firm, where she has dedicated her entire legal career to the representation of employees who have been discriminated or retaliated against, harassed, or otherwise denied their rights in the workplace. She received her B.A. in Psychology locally from California State University, San Marcos with a 4.0 before attending California Western School of Law on scholarship and earning her law degree, Magna Cum Laude, in 2014, winning oral argument competitions and receiving many honors and awards along the way.

    She wrote and edited for her school’s law review, an honor reserved for the top 10% of students. Her paper was selected for publication and subsequently nominated by her school for National Scribes Law Review Competition as best law review article for 2013 to represent her school. Prior to graduation, Ms. Potter obtained a position as an extern at the United States District Court, Southern District of California, with the honorable Judge Thomas J. Whelan, appointed to the bench by President Clinton. There she gained invaluable experience from her exposure to many civil litigation issues while she researched and drafted judicial orders.

    Ms. Potter has successfully litigated numerous employment cases, including: discrimination and harassment (involving race, gender, age, pregnancy, and others), sex harassment and assault in the workplace, retaliation, violations of medical leave law, disability discrimination in the workplace, wrongful termination, unfair business practices, and wage and hour (including unequal pay and PAGA).

    Ms. Potter has worked on numerous discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour, family leave, medical leave, and employment disability leave cases. She is intimately involved in all aspects of her cases, from intakes and getting to know her clients, to the administrative DFEH and EEOC process, discovery, depositions, mediations, hearings, settlement and trial.

    Through her dedication to and tenacious representation of her clients and their causes, Ms. Potter has obtained millions for her clients and was quickly promoted to the position of lead employment attorney. Ms. Potter stays involved in her community, is active in several organizations and keeps abreast of developments in the law that can affect her clients. She is a member of the National and California Employment Organizations (NELA and CELA) and attends annual CELA conferences.

    Ms. Potter will fight for your rights in the workplace and empower you to regain your dignity if you have been a victim of mistreatment or unfair business practices by your employer.
    Rene Potter was selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2019 - 2022. Rising Stars is an exclusive list of top-rated attorneys in specific practice areas who were chosen after thorough evaluation of numerous criteria.