About Jim Potts

Jim Potts, JD is a lawyer and author with a B.A. and Juris Doctorate Degree. He is a former Reserve Captain, a P.O.S.T. Certified Terrorist Investigator, a member of the Open Source Intelligence Team, and was with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for twenty years, achieving the rank of Captain. Potts is a certified Mediator through the Los Angeles County Bar Association and a former Master Teacher for the University of Phoenix (Southern California Campus), having taught undergraduate and graduate levels. His course curriculums included United States Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Ethics, Business Law, and Employment Law. He has represented over one thousand employers and industries regarding State & Federal employment law compliance for forty years.

Potts travels the nation speaking on domestic terrorism in front of political groups, business associations, community-based organizations, schools, businesses, as well as conducts active shooter training for thousands in and out of the workplace.

Jim’s blog, “Listen Up!” has fans in over 55 countries.

My Books

Defending A Serial Killer: The Right to Counsel

A crime wave swept California in the late 1970s. Several young girls were abducted, raped, and murdered. Michael Dee Mattson was convicted of these crimes and sentenced to death.

Domestic Terrorism Safety Tips: Your Pocket Guide

This book is designed to provide the reader with safety tips & suggestions for being safe at work, or out and about in this ever changing world created by terrorism.

Walking On Eggshells (Managing Minorities in the Workplace)

At a time when arguing about the benefits of seeking out talent without regard to color and other ethnic issues has long gone out fashion, it is easy to believe that all is well in the corporate world.



"...highly recommended reading; especially for students of law, who will find it contains many vivid considerations of the underlying human impact of defending known killers in court and supporting the right to counsel that is an intrinsic cornerstone of the American justice system."
~Midwest Book Review


"Though Potts covers a lot of ground beyond the case itself, he skillfully summarizes complex legal arguments and reinforces that even people accused of the worst crimes are entitled to legal protections. VERDICT A deep dive into the research, ethics, and personal impact of defending the seemingly indefensible. This title will appeal to law students and others interested in the nuances of justice."
~Library Journal

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