Jason R. Potter
Phone (410) 659-1340
Fax (410) 659-1350 (fax)
Areas of Practice
- Surety & Fidelity
- Construction Law
- Insurance Defense
- Immigration Law
Maryland Super Lawyer® (Surety & Fidelity), 2016, 2017
Maryland Super Lawyer® Rising Stars, 2011-2015
Avvo Rated 8.2
University of Baltimore’s Clinical Excellence Award—2004 - 2005
The University of Baltimore School of Law J.D. 2005
The Ohio State University B.A. 1995
Maryland State Bar
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
District of Columbia Bar
United States Supreme Court
Mr. Potter works with a wide variety of companies and individuals to help them navigate through the often complex litigation framework surrounding construction law, surety law and commercial litigation. He has strong trial experience and is known as an excellent litigator.
Law is a second career for Mr. Potter. He is a 1995 graduate of The Ohio State University, where he studied Political Science and Spanish. He then moved to Spain where he taught English and worked for an IT company writing computer software manuals.
Mr. Potter attended the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he received the Excellence in Clinical Education Award for his work in UB´s Civil Advocacy Clinic. The award is given annually to up to three law students from UB´s eight law clinics who have demonstrated excellence in advocacy and professional judgment in clinical work. Mr. Potter joined Wright, Constable & Skeen in 2006 after serving as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Thomas E. Marshall of the Circuit Court for Harford County.
Mr. Potter enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and helping coach his childrens’ baseball and soccer teams in his spare time. He also remains very active with the University of Baltimore School of Law as a mentor and contributor to various student body activities.
Contractors, trade subcontractors, sureties, insurance companies; individuals and companies involved in breach of contract, negligence or other claims; immigrants seeking to adjust their status (obtain a “green card”), or those seeking a work or family-based visa or who seek to become naturalized citizens.
After law school, Mr. Potter served as law clerk for the Honorable Thomas E. Marshall of the Circuit Court for Harford County during the 2005-2006 term.
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Surety Claims Institute
- Board of Directors, 2017-2020 term
- Program Coordinator, Annual Meeting, 2013 – 2018
- Co-Chair Website and Technology Committee, 2013 – present
American Bar Association:
- Litigation Section
- Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section
- Construction Law Forum
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Associated Builders & Contractors, Baltimore Metro Area
ProBono Small Business Clinic, (5.19.18) – Sponsored by the Bar Association of Baltimore City, the clinic is aimed at providing small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs with the tools and resources to build strong, successful businesses. AM seminars 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and PM pro bono legal clinic 1:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Law Day, (5.1.18) Speaking (with other lawyers) on “Separation of Powers, “ to fourth grade classes at Maree G. Ferring Elementary/Middle School in Baltimore City. his event is sponsored by the Bar Association of Baltimore City (BABC). Law Day was established by Congress in the 1950s to celebrate the rule of law.
University of Baltimore School of Law, Mentor (2012- Present) 1:1 mentorship to first year law students on ethical and professional requirements of the legal profession.
Towson Youth Baseball League, Coach (2013-2016)
Towson Recreation Council, Youth Baseball Treasurer (2014-2017)
Den Leader/Executive Committee member, Cub Scouts Pack 319 (2012-2017)
Co-Author and Co-Presenter, “The Surety’s Assertion of the Principal’s Defenses and Acts of the Principal that Impact those Defenses,” Presented at the Twenty Fourth Annual Pearlman Conference, September 6-8, 2017.
Co-Presenter, “Recent Decisions on MBE Bonding Litigation,” Presented at the Twenty Fourth Annual Pearlman Conference, September 6-8, 2017.
Co-Author and Co-Presenter, “A Primer for the Restatement of the Law Suretyship and Guaranty,” Presented at the 27th Annual Northeast Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference, September 22-23, 2016.
Co-Author and Co-Presenter, “New Standards Affecting the Surety’s Use of Section 523 – Non-Dischargeability in Bankruptcy,” Presented at the 25th Annual Northeast Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference, September 17-19, 2014.
Co-Author, “How to Successfully Prosecute a Government Claim,” Presented at The Annual Meeting of the Surety and Fidelity Claims Institute,” June 27-29, 2012.
Author: “Don´t Blame Me, I Didn’t Hire Him! The Distinction Between Employees And Independent Contractors and Why It Matters,” WC&S Viewpoints (Summer/Fall 2011).
Author, “Are You Insured? The Changing Scope of FDIC Insurance Coverage,” WC&S Viewpoints. (Fall 2008).
Author, “I-9 Compliance: Tips for Minimizing Employer Exposure,” WC&S Viewpoints. (Summer 2008).
Author, “Federal Rule Changes Create Additional Document Retention Obligations and Opportunities,” WC&S Viewpoints. (Winter 2007).
Author, “Changing Employment Eligibility Verification Requirements Mean Employers and Contractors Must Stay Informed,” WC&S Viewpoints (Fall 2007)
Author, “New Maryland Living Wage Law Creates Higher Minimum Wages for Government Contractors,” WC&S Viewpoints (Spring 2007)