Margie Rene Potter (Rene) is an attorney at PotterHandy, LLP, 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, and her paper was selected for publication, and subsequently nominated by her school to submit to the 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 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. 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. She also specializes in taking on public entities who have discriminated against their employees, which can be difficult and present more challenges than cases against private employers.
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.