Cal J. Potter III

potter-012v1Cal Potter has practiced law in Las Vegas for approximately 35 years. Cal is a well respected attorney who enjoys a reputation as a highly skilled advocate for his clients. He is AV rated by his peers for skill and ethical standards. Martindale-Hubbell’s AV rating is the highest rating available for an attorney.

Cal is a trial attorney; he takes cases to trial and wins. When you hire Cal, he is the attorney who will be with you in court. His fees are typically more affordable than other attorneys.

Cal has had over 1,000 criminal trials, Has successfully handled all types of criminal cases from drug possession, to domestic violence to first-degree murder. Mr. Potter is the founding president of Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the founder of the Nevada Post Conviction Project Death Penalty Resource Center, and is Death Certified under Nevada Supreme Court Rule 250.

Cal is probably the only attorney in Nevada who has attained multi-million dollar civil verdicts, a “not guilty” verdict in a capital murder case, and argued before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Cal serves on the board of directors for the Nevada Homeless Alliance and has been the Art Show Sponsor for over 20 years for the Helldorado Rodeo.

In his free time, Cal enjoys spending time with his Bassett hounds..


Nevada, 1978

U.S. District Court District of Nevada, 1978

U.S. District Court Northern District of California

U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1978

U.S. Supreme Court, 1990


University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, AZ, 1978 J.D.

University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1975

B.S. with Honors, Rhodes Scholar Candidate

Prior to attending law school, Cal worked construction as a laborer in Phoenix, Arizona.

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