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Bill Potts – Criminal Lawyer – Director

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I am here to defend my clients to the very best of my ability. That requires me to listen and give considered, strategic advice. In court, I am determined to fight for the best possible outcome for every client, whether that be a battler or a major corporation.

Our founding director brings to Potts Lawyers a breadth of criminal law experience derived from a successful career spanning more than three decades. His professional values are the touchstone which now guides our team of criminal law advocates.

Bill sees his role as that of ally, navigating a path for his clients through the enormous stress of a criminal investigation or prosecution. That role takes him all round the country and to all courts from the Magistrates to the High Courts, defending clients charged with the most serious of offences. A sample of his cases  are listed in the media section of this website.

What that means for all clients of Potts Lawyers is access to the strongest possible defence and the retinue of skills essential to effective representation.

The art of advocacy isn’t limited to the courtroom but extends beyond that… to effective negotiation based on the insight which only experience can bring.

As one of Australia’s most senior criminal defence practitioners, Bill models a philosophy of client service, a strong work ethic, a passion for winning and an appreciation of the finer points of criminal law advocacy. He does this by working closely with his team, leading by example and adding his touch wherever and whenever it is needed.

Bill is a Queensland Law Society Senior Counsellor. He has recently served as President of the Queensland Law Society and is currently the director of the Law Council of Australia. In these rolls, as a leader of the profession, he has worked to support the rule of law in a time of significant change and has advocated resourcing of the courts to improve efficiencies in the management of matters.

Bill’s Testimonials

I engaged Potts Lawyers recently for a matter that needed a well versed and knowledgeable lawyer to address my matter. I went and saw 2 law firms before Potts but I was not happy with the way they handled me, something didn’t feel right, so I kept Googling until I came across Potts Lawyers. I read up about them and found that Bill Potts had been in the law game for a very long time and was a well respected lawyer. I contacted them and saw Sinead Garland and Bill Potts. They were clear and concise from the start, very knowledgeable about my type of matter and were clear with advising me of the actions I should take for the best result. I acted upon their recommendations and followed up with everything they suggested which in turn led to a Judge seeing exceptional circumstances that really helped in the best end result possible. I would definitely recommend calling Sinead or Bill from Potts Lawyers sooner rather than later if you need some serious help. Remember that you have the right to not say anything to anyone until you’ve spoken with them first so call them and get yourself well versed.

“Thank you very much for looking after me.  I am extremely grateful and appreciative of your help.

The last 3 weeks have been the hardest by far that I’ve had to deal with in my life. Sinead, you calmed me down as it was then that I knew what I was up against.

Bill, you put forward the best case to the Magistrate and I thank you for that. The decision handed down was a fantastic outcome and I know I wouldn’t have got a better one without your help.”

“Personally, I have been a client of Potts Lawyers for many years, as such have required their assistance on many occasions. Potts Lawyers, and particularly Mr Bill Potts and Mrs Erin Mitchell, have provided an outstanding and extremely professional service. During each occurrence both Potts and Mitchell achieved profound results, displaying unparalleled knowledge and expertise in criminal law. I unequivocally recommend Potts Lawyers, to assist you with any pending criminal matters.”

“Well Bill it is close to a year ago now that you came to my rescue. Life can present a difficult path sometimes but it is the support from good people that gets us through and that is why I was fortunate enough to find you, Bill. You have some great people working for you and I would appreciate you passing on my best wishes to them also.”

“We always remember and thank you for the great help and professional assistance you’ve done for us. Thank you, Bill.”

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