Attorney Trail T. Potter began his legal career in Houston, Texas – attending the South Texas College of Law, and immediately moving into the field of Family Disputes as a Mediator, certified under the Texas Courts. The Houston courts moved fast, so Trail learned to react quickly, argue effectively, and to never lose sight of the fact that the problem doesn’t end with the case is over – family issues can be lifetime issues, if not dealt with carefully.
Trail had a life before law, starting his career in the IT and Dot-Com boom of the late 90’s in southern California. There he learned the art of negotiation in developing business that involved complex transactions from a variety of companies. In his second career as an Attorney, Trail applies those skills to conflicts and problems that affect families and individuals who feel overwhelmed by legal problems.
Trail graduated from McClintock High in Tempe, and received his BA from ASU – so while he began his Law career in Texas, when it came time to open a private practice, Trail returned to Phoenix. The desert has been his home, even when he was as far away as The Philippines.
“I wanted my private practice built around the idea that family legal help isn’t just for the very rich or the very poor. My prior career in start-ups taught me to control costs and deliver results within reasonable budgets – and I’m applying those lessons to my Law Firm. You shouldn’t have to go deep into debt just to get some legal advice.
I cater to the needs of traditional, and non-traditional families. I’m a part of a blended family myself, and so I know that sometimes your family won’t fit the usual expectation. It takes all kinds to make a society work, and I will help you find resolution to your legal problem, no matter how your family is put together. I’m here to help my clients get back to what’s important to them.
Court can deliver unpredictable results, and often the other party wants to fight more than come to reasonable settlements. If they want a fight, I will fiercely defend my client’s rights in court – but I’m always looking for the best resolution, always thinking of my client’s long-term future. That’s why I say: “We’ll get you through it” – because you have a life to get back to.”
- JD, South Texas College of Law, Houston TX
- Recipient of the AMICUS scholarship
- Regional Champion and National Finalist, ABA Representation in Mediation
- Admitted to the Arizona Bar 2014
- Texas Certified Mediator under TX CPRC §154.052
Proud member of:
- Modest Means Project
- Volunteer Lawyers Program
- Maricopa County Bar Association – Family Law and Solo Practice Sections
- AZ State Bar Association – Family Law and Solo Practice Sections
- Admitted to Practice Federal Court, 9th Circuit
- Admitted to 9th Circuit of Appeals
- Member in good standing of AZ State Bar
- Serving on the Kiwanis Club of Phoenix, Board of Directors, actively involved in the Plight of Foster Kids in Arizona