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Mr. Potts is a founding partner of Lindsay Kenney LLP. A former Managing Partner and former Head of the General Litigation Group, he is the firm’s most senior and experienced litigator with considerable trial and appellate experience. He has appeared at all levels of Court, including the British Columbia Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.
After 40 years of full time legal practice and 38 years as a partner at Lindsay Kenney LLP, Mr. Potts retired from the Lindsay Kenney partnership in December of 2018. He remains at the firm as Associate Counsel and continues to provide legal services on more complex litigation matters. With the benefit of his many years of experience, he provides advice and assistance to the firm’s litigators.
As a general litigator and respected fraud lawyer, Mr. Potts has handled leading cases in a number of areas, including corporate and commercial law, shareholder’s disputes, internal and external fraud, and regulatory matters. He is particularly known for his strength in handling multi-party complex litigation matters.
Mr. Potts was born in Calgary, Alberta and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1974 from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelor of Laws in 1977 from the University of British Columbia. He was admitted to the British Columbia Bar in 1978.
Mr. Potts has taught civil litigation and criminal law at Simon Fraser University as well as at Capilano, Douglas and Fraser Valley Colleges. Known for his extensive experience as a fraud and commercial lawyer, he has been a seminar speaker and guest lecturer for various government and professional organizations, including:
- The Justice Institute
- British Columbia Institute of Technology
- Continuing Legal Education Society
- Professional Legal Training Course
- British Columbia Association of Legal Assistants
- Fire Commissioner’s Office
- Canadian Insurance Professionals of Vancouver
- British Columbia Insurance Adjusters Association
- The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
Bar AdmissionsBritish Columbia, 1978
EducationBachelor of Laws, University of British Columbia, 1977 Bachelor of Arts (Honours First Class), Simon Fraser University, 1974
Memberships and AffiliationsCanadian Bar Association