Thomas E. Potter|
500 Lee Street East
Charleston, WV 25301-3202
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Thomas E. Potter is a retired Member of Jackson Kelly PLLC. He now serves in an Of Counsel relationship with the Firm. As such, he is a consultant and a practitioner on a limited basis.
During the years of his active practice, Mr. Potter was a member and leader of the Business Law Department focusing on administrative, business and commercial litigation, contracts, natural resources, corporate, real estate/property law, eminent domain, transportation, zoning and leases. During the last five years of his active practice, he served as Chairman of the Firm's Executive Committee.
Over the years, Mr. Potter has been actively involved in the legal, political, governmental and civic affairs of West Virginia and the Charleston area. He served eight years as an elected member of the West Virginia Legislature and as Chairman of the Republican State Executive Committee. He is a past president of the West Virginia Bar Association, a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, a Life Fellow and former West Virginia Chairman of the American Bar Foundation Fellows, a Fellow of the West Virginia Bar Foundation and a member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, as well as other professional affiliations.
Mr. Potter's community activities have involved many facets of the state and city, including chairmanships of the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce, Charleston Renaissance Corporation, the Business and Industrial Development Corporation ("BIDCO"), the National Institute for Chemical Studies, Capital Market, Inc., Advantage Valley, Inc. and the YMCA. He is a former member of the West Virginia Library Commission, the Board of the University System of West Virginia, the West Virginia University Board of Governors and the Board of the Snowshoe Institute. Mr. Potter has also served as a member of the Boards of Directors of the West Virginia University Foundation, Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia, Charleston Area Alliance and is a past member and chairman of the Advisory Board of the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center at West Virginia University.
Mr. Potter has served for over fifteen years as a member of the Board of Charleston Area Medical Center ("CAMC") and is currently Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Executive Committee. He is a member of the National Advisory Council of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University and a Board member of West Virginia Kids Count.
In the private sector, Mr. Potter serves as a member and past Chairman of the Board of the Mid‑Atlantic Technology, Research and Innovation Center, Inc. ("MATRIC").
Mr. Potter earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from West Virginia University and his Juris Doctor from West Virginia University College of Law. While an undergraduate student at the University, among many campus activities, Mr. Potter was a member and Summit of Mountain and a four‑year member of the varsity track team which he captained in his senior year.
In 2009, Mr. Potter was the recipient of the West Virginia Bar Association's Award of Merit. Mr. Potter's other awards and honors include the Spirit of the Valley Award for leadership and volunteer work in the Kanawha Valley, the Order of Vandalia (West Virginia University's highest award) and membership in the Business Hall of Fame of Marshall University. Mr. Potter has also received the Alumni Recognition Award from the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University and is the recipient of the first Hazo Carter Presidential Award from West Virginia State University and the James R. Thomas, II, Outstanding Volunteer Award from Charleston Renaissance Corporation.