Chase Potter is a trial lawyer. He represents individuals and entities—on both sides of the docket—in complex civil litigation and arbitration proceedings across many industries. Chase has successfully tried cases to verdict in various Texas counties. He has also obtained summary judgments in numerous high-stakes lawsuits.
Chase represents plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of cases. His practice is primarily focused on business disputes, including cases involving allegations of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, civil theft, securities fraud, derivative claims, and partnership disputes or break-ups. Chase has also handled significant personal injury and wrongful death claims. Chase’s experience spans across numerous industries, including the oil and gas and healthcare industries. He has also represented prominent law firms against claims of legal malpractice and governmental entities in suits arising from the fiduciary responsibilities owed by their employees and trustees.
Chase was recognized as one of D Magazine’s 2020 Best Lawyers Under 40. He was also elected to the Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court where he served a one-year term as an Associate.
In addition to successfully trying cases to verdict as lead counsel, Chase has obtained summary judgments and orders of dismissal in numerous lawsuits in which the claimants sought multimillion-dollar damage awards. He has also handled TRO and temporary injunctive hearings and obtained the emergency injunctive relief sought in cases involving claims of breach of fiduciary duty and misappropriation of trade secrets.
Chase was born in Dallas and reared in Greenville, Texas. He met his wife Lydia in high school and they now have 5 children. Chase and Lydia are actively involved in various ministries at their local church, and Chase enjoys coaching his children’s various sports teams.
Secured verdict on behalf of client in excess of $3 million in economic damages, attorney’s fees, and expenses. Verdict included take-nothing judgment against certain defendants on their various counterclaims seeking over $30 million in alleged damages. Trial lasted approximately 30 days and was conducted via Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Successfully argued motion for summary judgment in an action involving the international shipping of cargo.
Obtained dismissal of defamation action under the TCPA.
Obtained a take-nothing summary judgment in favor of credit union in case alleging claims for breach of contract, fraud, and negligent misrepresentation.
Obtained temporary restraining order and permanent injunction prohibiting the unauthorized operation of a business in violation of a restrictive covenant.
Obtained temporary restraining order against client’s former consultant in case alleging misappropriation of trade secrets.
Obtained temporary restraining order and temporary injunction against client’s former employee in case alleging misappropriation of trade secrets.
Obtained complete dismissal of breach of contract and conversion claims in connection with crude oil purchase agreements in an action pending in Midland County under Rule 91a. Obtained an award of attorney’s fees in favor of client in addition to dismissal of claims.
Lead defense counsel in lawsuit alleging deceptive trade practices against national automotive collision repair company. Obtained directed verdict at trial.
Prepared class certification and summary judgment briefing in defense of federal class action against a fuel retailer, which involved allegations of deceptive practices in the sale of gasoline and diesel fuel. Class certification was denied and summary judgment was granted in large part.
Obtained summary judgment in favor of client in federal securities fraud action in which the claimants sought a multimillion-dollar damages award.
Lead defense counsel in a lawsuit alleging fraud in the conveyance of oil and gas interests. Obtained a take-nothing summary judgment on behalf of client, which included a declaration that client was entitled to recover attorney’s fees.
Lead counsel in representation of a school district against a current board member in lawsuit alleging conflicts of interest and breach of fiduciary duty. Obtained requested injunctive relief at TRO and temporary injunction hearings and obtained a permanent injunction following trial.
Obtained a take-nothing summary judgment in the defense of a prominent law firm in a legal malpractice action in which the plaintiff sought a multimillion-dollar damages award.
Successfully argued multiple summary judgment motions and motions to dismiss under the TCPA on behalf of numerous clients named in a multi-jurisdictional dispute involving allegations of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and other business torts. Plaintiffs sought a multimillion-dollar damages award.