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Frank B. Potts
  • Managing Partner


Florence, AL





Frank B. Potts is a native resident of Lauderdale County, Alabama, where his father, Frank V. Potts, founded the firm in 1939. Frank graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law with honors and passed his Tennessee Bar Exam in 1982. While in law school, Frank served in numerous legal fraternities and served in three editorial capacities on the Tennessee Law Review. Frank published articles in the Tennessee Law Review and co-authored an article for the Public Law Institute Judicial Newsletter. Thereafter, Frank served as a law clerk for Justice Richard L. Jones on the Alabama Supreme Court. He passed the Alabama Bar Exam during his clerkship, and returned to Florence and commenced practice with Potts & Young in 1983. Since that time, Frank has distinguished himself by serving as President of the Southern Union Society of Adventist Attorneys, been a member of the Board of Trustees of Southern Adventist University, and has been a member of and actively participated in the Lauderdale County, Alabama, Tennessee and American Bar Associations. Frank has served the Alabama State Bar as Secretary, Vice President, and President of the Deskbook Committee, Co-Chairperson of the Alabama Bar Directory, a member of the Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee Taskforce on Legal Education, and an editor for the Alabama Lawyer. Frank has also been involved with numerous other legal committees and task forces with the Alabama State Bar and was Vice-Chairman and President of the Committee on Lawyer Public Relations. Frank has been active in the Alabama Association for Justice and other trial lawyer organizations and has participated in high profile cases throughout his career. Frank also has been very active in community charitable organizations and service groups. Frank is a member of the Shoals Area Chamber of Commerce.

Areas Of Practice

  • Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Social Security Disability
  • Business Law

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1983
  • Tennessee, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1987


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1982
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, Tennessee
    • B.S. - 1979
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Major: Business Administration

Published Works

  • "Workers Compensation - 'Arising out of Employment' Defined - Assault Injury", 48 Tenn. L. Rev. 515, 1981
  • Co-Author "Release of Civilly Committed Mental Patients in Tennessee", Public Law Institute Judicial Newsletter, Volume 9, No. 2, 1982

Representative Cases

  • Stewart v. Brinley, 902 So. 2d 1 (Ala. 2004), 2004, AL Supreme Court
  • Johnson v. Stewart, 854 So. 2d 544 (Ala. 2002), 2002, AL Supreme Court
  • Econ Marketing v. Leisure American Resorts, Inc., 664 So. 2d 869 (Ala. 1995), 1995, AL Supreme Court

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Jaycee of the Year
  • Distinguished Board of Trustee Award
  • Martindale-Hubbel AV Rated for Preeminent Legal Ability and Ethics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
  • North Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
  • Alabama Association for Justice
  • Alabama Bar Association
  • Lauderdale County Bar Association
Contact Us

Potts & Young Attorneys, L.L.P.
109 South Court Street
Florence, Alabama 35630

Phone: 256-764-7142
Toll Free: 256-764-7717

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