including accidents that occurred in Coos Bay. He and his staff are very experienced in personal injury practice and litigation. If Rich can’t get a case settled, then he will file it with the court and proceed to trial.
Rich handles many types of Eugene personal injury cases including auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, dog bites, spine injuries, shoulder and knee injuries, workplace injuries, wrongful death, injuries caused by drunk drivers, and many others. Given his vast experience, both in Oregon and in Washington D.C., Rich Potter forces most insurance companies to settle for top value.
Richard Potter is currently a member of the following organizations:
- Oregon State Bar
- Federal Bar – United States District Courts of Oregon and District of Columbia
- District of Columbia Bar
- American Bar Association
- American Association for Justice
- Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
- Lane County Bar Association
Rich was born and raised in Springfield, Minnesota. He attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, graduating in 1969 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business. While at Luther College, he played football and baseball.
After graduating from college, Rich entered the U.S. Navy where he commissioned an Ensign following Aviation Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida. After completing flight training, his first fleet assignment was flying F-4 Phantoms off the carrier Midway, where he flew over 150 combat missions over North Vietnam.
Rich’s assignments throughout his 26 year Navy career were primarily in fighter carrier aviation, during which he accumulated over 4,000 flight hours and over 1,000 carrier landings. While in the Navy he attended the U.S. Naval War College, where he was a distinguished graduate; served several tours in Washington D.C; commanded an F-14 squadron; and served as deputy commander of a carrier air wing, commander of a fighter wing, commander of a training wing and shore installation, and as the head of the Navy and R.O.T.C. program. Rich graduated twice from Topgun,and once when flying the F-4 Phantom and again when flying the F-14 Tomcat.
Rich’s military decorations include three Legions of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, four Meritorious Service Medals, Individual and Strike/Flight air medals, five Navy Commendation Medals with Combat V, and numerous campaign and unit awards. He retired in 1995 as a Captain.
Rich attended Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C. He has practiced law in Oregon and worked with Roy Dwyer since 1998, focusing his statewide law practice in the field of personal injury litigation.
Rich currently lives with his wife in Eugene, Oregon. The Potters enjoy golfing, remodeling, and playing with their Labrador retrievers, as well as spending time with their children.