Chase PotterChase Potter Clark Hill
Chase Potter represents individuals and entities (both large corporations and closely-held companies) in business litigation disputes in state and federal courts and arbitration proceedings. His experience includes cases involving allegations of breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, breach of contract, securities fraud, civil theft, and derivative claims. Chase handles cases involving disputes between members of LLCs and current or former business partners, including partnership break-ups.
Chase regularly defends law firms and individual attorneys in complex legal malpractice lawsuits. He also helps guide fellow lawyers through the grievance process when claims of professional misconduct are filed against them with the State Bar.
Chase’s experience spans across numerous industries, including the oil and gas and healthcare industries. Chase also represents governmental entities (e.g., school districts and housing authorities) in various lawsuits including those arising from the fiduciary responsibilities owed by employees, officers, directors, and/or trustees of such entities.
Chase recognizes the significant expense associated with litigation and makes every effort to prevail in each lawsuit at the earliest possible stage (and by the most efficient means). With that goal in mind, Chase has successfully obtained summary judgments and orders of dismissal in numerous lawsuits in which the damages sought were well in excess of $1 million (thereby avoiding the expense of trial). However, when trial is necessary, Chase has the courtroom experience and skill set necessary to effectively present the case to the jury or arbitration panel.
Presentations & Publications
- Case Law Update, Clark Hill Strasburger's Housing Authorities of Texas Symposium (November 2019)
- Co-presenter. Board Liability: Fiduciary Duties & Best Practices, Texas Housing Authority Conference (August 2014)
- Texas Supreme Court Allows Private Party To Challenge Release of Sensitive Information, Strasburger Governmental Law Newsletter (June 2015)
- #Epic Fail: How to Avoid Social Media Disasters in the Hiring Process, School Business Affairs Magazine (April 2015)