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Heidi Potter


Heidi Potter is an arbitrator, mediator, legal content writer, and mentor.She founded Heidi Potter ADR, LLC in 2023 after nearly 25 years in privatelaw practice and currently serves as an arbitrator on the American Arbitration Association's Commercial and Consumer Panels.


Prior to owning her own ADR business, Heidi had a private law firm practice as a civil litigator. She successfully handled cases before the state and federal courts in Colorado as well as arbitrations before organizations such as the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) and International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”). Over the years, she represented a variety of public and private entities and individuals on a range of issues. For example, she handled multi-million-dollar commercial disputes and international mining and heavy civil construction contract cases.  She protested federal procurement bids to the Government Accountability Office in Washington D.C., tried residential and commercial building construction cases (including construction defect actions under Colorado’s Construction Defect Action Reform Act), and litigated trade practice cases under the Colorado Consumer Protect Act.  She also represented public entities in civil rights matters and in cases concerning constitutional, land use, annexation, sales and use tax, and other local government claims.


Heidi has performed appellate work as well and is admitted to practice in the Colorado Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Colorado, the Tenth District Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Many of the cases she handled resulted in published opinions, and she had the privilege of making the first oral argument in the new Colorado Supreme Court Courtroom when it opened.


Heidi (formerly Heidi Fletemeyer) is a Boulder, Colorado native. She holds undergraduate degrees in English and Journalism from the University of Kansas and a J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law. During law school, Heidi was a Case Notes and Comments Editor for the University of Colorado Law Review and the Vice President of her law school class. The Colorado Law Review published her comment entitled, The First Amendment and Newspaper Vending Machine Regulation, for which she received the Courtland H. Peterson Writing Award.


She is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, Boulder Bar Association, Colorado Women’s Bar Association, and is a long-time supporter of the Colorado Legal Aid Foundation.


As the owner of Heidi Potter ADR, my mission is to:


  • arbitrate business and legal disputes consistent with the contractual desires of parties who have agreed to a fair, effective, and economical arbitration process;

  • provide parties wishing to mediate their disputes with an impartial, confidential, and voluntary process in which they feel valued, heard and capable of building consensus in order to resolve their disputes;

  • ​create original, innovative legal content for attorneys and law firms looking to build their brands by distinguishing themselves online and in traditional print media; and

  • ​train and equip new attorneys with the skills they need to be successful attorneys and employees while helping them navigate the transition to and rigors of law firm life.

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