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 has 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 has also been 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. In 2012, he was inducted in as a fellow in The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers.
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.
Mr. Potter is an avid golfer and has served in almost every role at Haygood Memorial United Methodist Church.