Contracts & Negotiation
Trademarks & Copyrights
Outside General Counsel
Name, Image & Likeness Representation
- University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, J.D., 2014
- Miami University, B.S., Business Management, 2011
- Miami University, B.S., Kinesiology and Health, 2011
- Georgia Superior and State Courts
- Georgia Court of Appeals
- Supreme Court of Georgia
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division
- Unitied States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, Savanahh Division
Donovan D. Potter, Sr.
Donovan D. Potter, Esq. stands at the forefront of Potter Law, LLC, a boutique law firm dedicated to delivering effective and high-quality legal counsel across diverse sectors. He is esteemed for his adeptness in business law, sports & entertainment, and personal injury, bringing over a decade of profound legal expertise to his clientele.
As a former Division 1 collegiate football player, Mr. Potter offers a unique blend of legal acumen and real-world experience. He focuses on strategic business counseling to clients and their business and management teams. In the dynamic realms of sports and entertainment law, Mr. Potter leverages his passion and understanding of the industries' unique challenges to provide tailored legal advice. He works with a broad spectrum of talent, including professional athletes, Division 1 collegiate athletes, recording artists, music producers, songwriters, as well as independent filmmakers, music managers, music executives, and entertainment/media companies. Much of Mr. Potter's practice focuses on structuring and negotiating agreements across the complex and often interconnected areas of recorded music, music publishing, live performances, television talent agreements, independent film production, merchandising, sponsorships, endorsements and Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) deals. Additionally, his commitment to personal injury advocacy is unwavering, as evidenced by the substantial settlements he has secured for individuals impacted by negligence. His dedication to his clients' rights and justice is not only professional but also personal.
Recognition of Donovan’s contributions and professional excellence includes:
- The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 (2022 to Present)
- Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star (2022, 2023, 2024)
- 2021 GTLA LEAD Class
Mr. Potter's leadership extends beyond the courtroom or the boardroom. He is a member of the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association, Sports Lawyers Association, and Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. His passion for the community shines through his roles as a youth football and basketball coach, and his involvement with local organizations and school boards. His philosophy is rooted in being personable, compassionate, and relatable, ensuring he is not just a lawyer to his clients, but a trusted advisor. He is a proud father, an avid sports enthusiast, and a committed community figure.