J.D., Harvard Law School, 1980
Judicial Law Clerk, Justice Jean Dubofsky, Colorado Supreme Court, 1982–1983
M.A., with honors, University of Illinois, 1977
B.A., summa cum laude, University of Illinois, 1975
Many Federal District Courts, Courts of Appeals, and United States Supreme Courts
Lori Potter has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of environmental, public lands, land use, and water law. She has extensive experience with NEPA, FLPMA, Section 404 permitting, endangered species, transportation law issues, and local land use regulation. Lori’s practice involves both litigation and counseling in state and federal courts as well as before administrative agencies across the country. Her practice also includes expert witness work in statutory attorney’s fee award matters; advice and litigation in the areas of access to information under open records and open meetings laws; administrative law; and the public involvement process. Lori’s clients include governmental and quasi-governmental entities, businesses, ranches, citizens’ organizations, and individuals. Much of her practice involves protecting the interests of clients in permitting and NEPA processes.
Prior to entering private practice, Lori served as Regional Director of the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund’s Rocky Mountain Office, handling and supervising high-profile environmental litigation throughout the western states. She was a Fulbright Professor of environmental law in India in 1993 and taught at the University of Denver College of Law.
Outside Counsel to Cities and Counties in the Rocky Mountain West on Public Lands, Water, Mining Legacy and Land Use Matters
Counseling and litigation on behalf of local governments working to protect water quality, open space, and other public interests