James W. Potts, JD Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Employment and Legal

Specialty Focus:

Human Resources, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Orientation, Discrimination, Violence in the Workplace, Age, Wage & Hour, Active Shooter Training, Hiring & Firing, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Workplace Violence


Juris Doctorate, University of West Los Angeles School of Law; BA, Cal State Los Angeles

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I have been an expert witness over the past 15 years. The issues have included, but not limited to, sexual harassment, harassment in violation of Title VII, the Fair Employment & Housing Act, and sexual orientation, (A University’s obligation to divulge the identity of a transgender student to the other students) negligence, negligent hiring, negligent retention, background investigations & verification of employment, workplace investigations, human resources responsibilities, and documentation. Representation before the: California Unemployment Appeals Board The Department of Labor Standards Enforcement The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission The Department of Fair Employment & Housing Jim holds 2 degrees, a B.A. and a J.D.. Jim was a Master teacher for the University of Phoenix for 13 years and taught a number of subjects on the graduate and undergraduate levels including Employment Law, Legal Aspects of Supervision, Ethics, Business Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. Jim is also a Certified Mediator through the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and was formerly a certified Terrorist Investigator with the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department Jim retired as a Captain. Jim also writes a Blog for employers every Monday for the last 11 years called "Listen Up" (www.pottsandassociates.com). Jim is also a published author of 4 books. Jim published his first book In July 2008 (Right to Counsel) and a second one in November 2013 entitled “Walking on Eggshells, Managing Minorities in the Workplace.” Jim has a third book, "Domestic Terrorism Safety Tips" and, most recently, on July 20,2021, Jim released his latest book, “Defending a Serial Killer” based upon a true story when Jim, as a law student, defended a serial killer on death row.