C. Shawn Potter

C. Shawn Potter

Roanoke, Virginia

Shawn Potter has been with the firm working in various capacities since 2003. Mr. Potter grew up in the Roanoke Valley, and has numerous family ties to the area. He knows and loves Roanoke, and constantly works to improve the Valley and the practice of law.

Mr. Potter primarily focuses in the areas of workers compensation, family law, DUI and criminal law.

In addition to litigating cases in Virginia and federal courts, and before the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission, he has helped clients obtain settlement in excess of $1 million. Mr. Potter takes a reasonable approach to finding solutions for complex divorce cases, including asset distribution and spousal support.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2003

Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Family Law
  • DUI Defense
  • Criminal Law

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit


  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia
    • J.D. - 2009
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • B.A. - 2005

Honors and Awards

  • Selected as a “Rising Star” in the areas of Family Law, Workers’ Compensation and Criminal Law by SuperLawyers.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys