I have been practicing in the public lands and environmental space for over 40 years. I love the issues and their importance to our clients. I’m practical and low-key in style, but never stop thinking about ways to achieve my clients’ goals.
Lori Potter has over 40 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 has twice taught seminars at the University of Denver College of Law.