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Robert R. Potter


Practice Areas

Governmental RelationsWorkers' Compensation


  • Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University (J.D., 1977)
  • Mercer University (A.B., 1970)


Robert R. Potter primarily handles workers' compensation and legislative and regulatory representation.

He is co-author of the Georgia Workers' Compensation Law and Practice, currently in its fifth edition and supplemented annually. He has authored and co-authored numerous law review articles and appeared frequently as a speaker both on workers' compensation and legislative topics.

Mr. Potter has served as chairman of the Workers' Compensation Section of the State Bar of Georgia and is a member of the Defense Research Institute. He has been named a Georgia Super Lawyer since 2004 by Atlanta Magazine and listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1999. In 2007, he was presented the inaugural Tom S. Howell Memorial Award of Excellence. In 2008, Mr. Potter was presented the Distinguished Service Award by the Workers' Compensation Section of the State Bar of Georgia. He was inducted in as a fellow in The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers in 2012.

A 1970 graduate of Mercer University, Mr. Potter served as an officer in the Navy before returning to Mercer to earn his J.D., magna cum laude, in 1977. While in law school, he was editor-in-chief of the Mercer Law Review.


  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, Fellow

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1977

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Interests/Additional Information

Mr. Potter is an avid golfer and has served in almost every role at Haygood Memorial United Methodist Church.

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