Jones Mayer Senior Litigator Harold W. Potter Elected to American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

Jones Mayer is proud to announce Senior Litigator Harold W. Potter has been nominated and elected to the prestigious national organization of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Orange County Chapter.

“It is an honor to be selected to join such a distinguished group of professionals,” Mr. Potter said. “Throughout my career, I have admired the work done by ABOTA to advance ethical practices and protect the rights of defendants. I look forward to learning from other members and contributing where I can.”

Mr. Potter’s practice is focused on defending public entities in civil ligation. His cases include civil rights, public employment, contract disputes, eminent domain, and more. He also serves as liability counsel to the Sacramento Regional Transit District and counsel to the City of San Bernardino Personnel Commission.

Mr. Potter’s election to ABOTA is a significant achievement and recognition of his skill and professionalism as a trial attorney. Mr. Potter is celebrating his twenty-fifth year at Jones Mayer and epitomizes the firm’s commitment to fostering long-term professional growth within its team.


ABOTA is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges. ABOTA and its members are dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. ABOTA membership consists of more than 7,600 lawyers—equally balanced between plaintiff and defense—and judges spread among 96 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

ABOTA is an invitation-only organization. Members must have at least 10 civil jury trials to conclusion and possess additional litigation experience. Members must also exhibit the virtues of civility, integrity and professionalism.

To learn more about ABOTA or Mr. Potter, please reach out to Jones Mayer at (714) 446-1400. Mr. Potter can be reached at