Steven B. Potter

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Cleveland, OH

Dinn, Hochman & Potter, LLC
 | 5910 Landerbrook Drive, Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44124
Phone: 440-544-1105
Fax: 440-446-1240
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012, 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    A highly regarded civil trial attorney, Steven B. Potter is a partner at Dinn, Hochman & Potter, LLC. From the firm's offices in Cleveland, Ohio, he represents businesses and individuals throughout the greater metropolitan area. Admitted to practice in Ohio since 1981, Mr. Potter is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

    Mr. Potter's litigation experience has covered a wide variety of complex matters in several areas of the law. He has worked on cases involving contract breaches, commercial real estate and construction disputes, labor and employment law, shareholder disputes, business torts, and bad faith and other insurance coverage issues. Mr. Potter has also handled personal injury and wrongful death litigation, including professional malpractice, and his experience extends to appeals at the state and federal level as well.

    Mr. Potter has also represented businesses and companies outside of the courtroom. He has assisted entrepreneurs who are launching new ventures, providing advice and counsel on the most appropriate form of legal entity to use, and thereafter, he has prepared and reviewed a variety of agreements and has worked on regulatory compliance, as well as financing transactions and mergers and acquisitions. The overall high quality of his work in all of these endeavors along with his successful courtroom track record has earned Mr. Potter a great deal of recognition from his colleagues, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He is a 1981 graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Business Litigation
    • 30%Employment & Labor: Employee
    • 30%Business/Corporate


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    Super Lawyers: 2012, 2017 - 2021

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    About Steven Potter

    Admitted: 1981, Ohio

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    • Lead Counsel™ rated
    • Bet-the-Company™ lawyer for Ohio

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Fellow of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member
    • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 2003 
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1981
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1990
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1988
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2011
    • Ohio, 1981

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Author: "Using Settlement 'Videos' for Creative, Cost Effective Litigation,", American Law Journal, September, 2001
    • Author: "Befriending Payday and Small Loan Businesses – A Smart Move for the Banking Industry?", Banking Law Journal, July/August, 2002

    Educational Background:

    • A.B. Cornell University, 1978
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    Office Location for Steven B. Potter

    5910 Landerbrook Drive
    Suite 200
    Cleveland, OH 44124

    Phone: 440-544-1105

    Fax: 440-446-1240

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