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Julia Potts


(312) 619-4918
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One North Franklin
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606


J.D., summa cum laude, DePaul University College of Law, May 2017

  • Order of the Coif
  • Editor of Articles, Notes, and Comments, DePaul Law Review
  • CALI Award Recipient: Business Organizations; Remedies; Legal Analysis Research and Communications III; Criminal Procedure; and Litigation Strategy: Pre-Trial Civil
  • Dean’s List: Fall 2014-Spring 2017

B.A., English and Philosophy, University of Missouri, May 2014

  • Creative Nonfiction Honors Program
  • Minors in Sociology and Spanish
  • Certificate in Multicultural Studies
  • Dean’s List: Fall 2010-Spring 2014
Julia Potts is an associate in the Chicago office of Gordon & Rees.  As a member of the Commercial Litigation and Employment practice groups, she regularly defends businesses and individuals in a broad range of complex commercial matters, including those involving contract disputes, fiduciary duty claims, consumer fraud claims, and other business-related torts.  Additionally, Ms. Potts represents clients in the areas of commercial and residential real estate litigation and personal injury litigation, and routinely defends class action claims arising under the Chicago Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance and the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.  Handling this wide-ranging spectrum of litigation matters regularly brings Ms. Potts before state and federal court judges, as well as administrative agencies. 
While representing her clients, Ms. Potts has gained significant experience in all stages of litigation.  Specifically, she has drafted numerous dispositive and non-dispositive motions and has successfully handled the oral arguments for same; has propounded and answered extensive written discovery, conducted depositions of Plaintiffs and witnesses, and defended depositions of clients; has entered into negotiations to obtain favorable settlements for her clients; and has effectively handled cases on appeal.
In addition to her practice at Gordon & Rees, Ms. Potts also provides pro bono legal services by working hand in hand with Equip for Equality to ensure that children with disabilities have the right to a free and appropriate public education. 
Julia  received her J.D., summa cum laude, from DePaul University College of Law, where she received a certificate in Business Law and served as an Editor of DePaul Law Review.  Upon graduation, Ms. Potts was inducted into the Order of the Coif.


United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
New York (pending)


Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association