Roland M. Potts has an extensive background in litigation, arbitration, and appellate matters, representing multinational clients on issues of construction defects, products liability, and breach of contract claims.
His experience includes litigating claims, drafting legal filings, and communicating with clients and experts in both English and Spanish, and is conversational in Portuguese.
Mr. Potts is admitted to practice in Florida and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and has successfully arbitrated cases in the International Court of Arbitration for the International Chamber of Commerce and the American Arbitration Association.
Over his years in practice, he has also advised on matters in federal and state court regarding the Civil Rights Act, Florida Civil Rights Act, attorney malpractice, defamation, and premises liability claims.
Prior to joining Diaz Reus in its Miami headquarters, Mr. Potts was an associate attorney at both Hogan Lovells and Lydecker Diaz. His record of experience is diverse and includes:
Representing a national university and hospital against several hundred foreign plaintiffs alleging various human rights violations under state and federal laws.
Representing an agricultural manufacturer against former global distributor in multimillion dollar arbitration involving breach of contract and anti-competitive claims that went to final hearing.
Representing a hydroelectric power plant owner in a matter against the developer and contractor of the power plant for breach of a procurement, engineering, and construction contract.
Representing a global communications company against a national telecommunications company in a multibillion dollar litigation concerning a breach of a telecommunication services contract.
Representing an international home insulation manufacturer in multiple U.S. federal jurisdictions defending against class action product liability claims. Successfully defeated plaintiff’s attempt to consolidate cases.
Representing an international internet media marketing company in the arbitration of software licensing breach and breach of services agreement. Continued representation in enforcement action in state and federal court.
Representing a municipality for claims arising out of trespass and unlawful taking. Successfully attained dismissal with prejudice in state court and affirmed on appeal. Representing a large commercial investor in purchase of multimillion dollar real property asset purchase.
Representing a municipality in Civil Service Board hearings, EEOC, and state court actions for termination of an employee who brought false claims of civil rights violations against the employees supervisor and municipality.