Log In

Bernard Potts Edit Profile


Bernard Potts, American Lawyer. Bar: Maryland. 1950.


Potts, Bernard was born on August 22, 1915 in Baltimore. Son of Phillip Louis and Anna (Novey) Potts.


American Bar Association, Baltimore College Commerce, 1936. Bachelor of Laws, Eastern University, Baltimore, 1949. Juris Doctor, University Baltimore, Baltimore, 1950.


Tax consultant, Baltimore, 1936-1949;private practice, Baltimore, since 1949;partner, senior counsel, Potts & Potts, PA, Baltimore, since 1975.


  • Bar: Maryland. 1950.


Founder, counsel Gamber Community Volunteer Fire Company, 1963. Founder, president Mary Dopkin's Children's Fund, 1950-1960. Founder Police Community Relations Council Maryland, 1956.

Founder, vice president Boys Town Homes Maryland, 1965-1980. Founder, chairman Accident and Prevention Bureau Maryland, 1965-1975. President Safety First Club Maryland, 1966-1968.

Member Maryland board National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1976-1980. Board directors National Conference of Christians and Jews-Maryland. Conference Social Concern, 1976-1980.

Co-founder, co-chairman Greater Baltimore Mental Health Council, 1980. Founder E. Baltimore Children's Fund, Council Indiana Self-Help, Police Community Relations Councils, Crime Prevention Bureau Maryland, 1960-1975. Founder Maryland chapter Boys & Girls Club American, 1988.

Pro bono adviser, board directors Patterson Emergency Food Center & Soup Kitchen, Bea Gaddy Homes for Homeless Women & Children Inc. Pro bono attorney Trancare, Inc., Maryland Vernon Youth Center Served with Army of the United States, 1943. American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, Baltimore Bar Association, Metropolitan Civic Association Baltimore (vice president 1968-1980), Humanitarian Association Maryland (vice president), Jewish War Veterans (past post Commander), Masons, B'nai B'rith (past president Baltimore 1965, international commissioner community services since 1972, secretary Caremark Corporation executive commission).


Married Frieda Hochman, 1948. Children: Phillip Louis, Neal Allen, Bryan H., Andrea Maria.

Phillip Louis Potts

Anna (Novey) Potts

Frieda Hochman

Phillip Louis Potts

Neal Allen Potts

Bryan H. Potts

Andrea Maria Potts