Heidi C. Potter

Partner

Heidi C. Potter 

Partner

Email: hcp@bhgrlaw.com

Legal Assistant

Jill Weberg

jlw@bhgrlaw.com

Education

J.D., University of Colorado Law School, 1998

B.A. and B.S., University of Kansas, 1993

Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court, 2013

U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2000

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1999

Colorado, 1998

Heidi Potter’s practice focuses on civil appeals and complex commercial and local government litigation. She represents a variety of public and private entities and individuals in appeals to the Colorado Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Colorado, the federal Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court as well as in administrative appeals to various state and federal agencies. Ms. Potter was privileged to make the first oral argument in the new Colorado Supreme Court Courtroom.

Heidi also does trial work. She has successfully handled a variety of civil litigation matters before the state and federal courts in Colorado and arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) and the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”). This includes cases involving civil rights, constitutional issues, land use, annexation, sales and use tax and other local government claims.  It also includes cases involving multi-million dollar international mining and heavy civil construction contracts, protesting federal procurement bids to the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) in Washington D.C., residential and commercial building construction (including construction defect actions under Colorado’s Construction Defect Action Reform Act), deceptive trade practices under the Colorado Consumer Protection Act, residential, business and complex commercial disputes, and insurance bad faith in a variety of contexts.

Heidi does transactional work as well, with an emphasis in the areas of local government and land use development. She has also represented banks and other lenders in various financing and real estate transactions.

Heidi (formerly Heidi Fletemeyer) is a Boulder, Colorado native. She holds undergraduate degrees in English and Journalism and worked for Downtown Boulder, Inc., a non-profit organization, before going to law school. During law school, Heidi worked as a law clerk in the City of Boulder’s City Attorney’s Office. While in law school, she was also a Case Notes and Comments editor for the University of Colorado Law Review and was the vice president of her law school class.

Professional Associations

Board of Trustees for the Colorado Legal Aid Foundation (2013 – 2019)

Colorado Women’s Bar Association

Colorado and Boulder County Bar Associations

Publications

The First Amendment and Newspaper Vending Machine Regulation, 69 U.Colo.L.Rev. 223 (1998)

Honors & Awards

Courtland H. Peterson Writing Award, 1998

Fordham Urban Law Journal Essay Contest Winner, 1998

Representative Published Cases

Federal Cases

Nichols v. Bd. of County Comm’rs, Colo., 506 F.3d 962 (10th Cir. 2007)

Colorado Supreme Court Cases

Bd. of Cnty. Comm’rs of Summit Cnty. v. Rodgers, 355 P.2d 1253 (Colo. 2015)

Bd. of County Comm’rs of the County of Teller v. City of Woodland Park, 333 P.3d 55 (Colo. 2014)

Weinstein v. Colborne Foodbotics LLC, 302 P.3d 263 (Colo. 2013)

Town of Minturn v. Sensible Housing Co., 273 P.3d 1154 (Colo. 2012)

Burlington Ditch Reservoir and Land Co. v. Metro Wastewater Reclamation District, 256 P.3d 645 (Colo. 2011)

City of Englewood v. Burlington Ditch, Reservoir and Land Co., 235 P.3d 1061 (Colo. 2010)

Colorado Mining Ass’n v. Bd. of County Comm’rs, 199 P.3d 718 (Colo. 2009)

Washington County Bd. of Equalization v. Petron Development Co., 109 P.3d 145 (Colo. 2005)

Colorado Court of Appeals

Sinclair Marketing, Inc. v. Commerce City, 226 P.3d 1239 (Colo.App. 2009)

Bd. of County Comm’rs v. Rohrbach, 226 P.3d 1184 (Colo.App. 2009)

New Design Constr. Co., Inc. v. Hamon Contractors, Inc., 215 P.3d 1172 (Colo.App. 2008)

Boulder Plaza Residential, LLC v. Summit Flooring, LLC, 198 P.3d 1217 (Colo.App. 2008)

Boulder Plaza Residential, LLC v. Summit Flooring, LLC, 198 P.3d 1213 (Colo.App. 2008)

Tricon Kent Co. v. Lafarge North America, Inc., 186 P.3d 155 (Colo.App. 2008)

Wolf Creek Ski Corp. v. Bd. of County Comm’rs of Mineral County, 170 P.3d 821 (Colo.App. 2007)

Masters v. Castrodale, 121 P.3d 362 (Colo.App. 2005)

Boone v. Bd. of County Comm’rs, 107 P.3d 1114 (Colo.App. 2004)

Whatley v. Summit County Bd. of County Comm’rs, 77 P.3d 793 (Colo.App. 2003)

Westec Const. Management Co. v. Postle Enterprises I, Inc., 68 P.3d 529 (Colo.App. 2002)