FAQ

What cases does your firm handle?

The Law Office of Donald Potter represents employees in both individual lawsuits and class action lawsuits against their current or former employers. We do not represent employers in any litigation.

We handle a wide-variety of employment claims including:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Family And Medical Leave
  • Violations
  • Pregnancy Leave Violations
  • Kin Care Leave Violations
  • Military Leave Violations
  • Unpaid Wages
  • Minimum Wage Violations
  • Unpaid Overtime
  • Meal Period Violations
  • Rest Break Violations
  • Unpaid Commissions
  • Unpaid Expenses
  • Unpaid Vacation
  • Unlawful Deductions From Pay


We do not accept or handle cases in the following areas: criminal law, landlord-tenant law, tax law, social security benefits claims, family law, traffic violations, medical malpractice, and immigration.

How do I find out if your firm will accept my case?

Please contact the firm and let us know that you have a potential case. Our office will provide a free telephonic consultation to obtain some initial information from you to assess your situation and determine whether or not we may be interested in your potential case. If both you and our firm believe that we may want to move forward, we will setup meeting at our office to gather additional information and review any relevant documentation that you have pertaining to your employment situation. Like the telephone consultation, this in-person consultation is also free.

If our office agrees to accept your case and you wish to hire our firm, we will execute a retainer agreement after we discuss and explain the terms of the agreement.

What does your firm charge for its services?

The Law Office of Donald Potter represents workers that have been wrongfully fired. These individuals have often lost the only source of income they have to support themselves and their families. As such, we accept most cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not pay the attorney and staff fees as they are incurred. These fees, instead, are paid from any monetary recovery (either a settlement, an arbitration award or judgment) that can be obtained in your case. Our firm will also often advance litigation costs (e.g. filing fees, court reporter fees, etc.) that can be paid from any recovery.

The payment terms and conditions for our representation will be set forth in our retainer agreement.