Tony A. Potter graduated with honors from Washburn University in 1991 with degrees in History and Political Science. Tony graduated from Washburn University School of Law in December, 1994 and opened a solo practice in Northwest Kansas in March, 1995. For more than 25 years Tony has practiced family law and handled cases dealing with divorce, child custody, child support, paternity, grandparent visitation, and post-decree modifications. Tony has handled more than 30 appeals, and participated in mediation in more than 600 cases.
Tony’s philosophy is good communication and an understanding of the legal process are essential to help clients make the best decisions for their children and themselves.
Tony uses his experiences in general civil, trial, and appellate practice to represent clients.
In 2013 Tony moved his practice to Wichita, Kansas where he focused on family law cases, particularly child custody and high conflict divorce matters.
The desire to practice law is a family tradition for Tony. As a four-year-old boy, he remembers telling his mother that he was going to be a lawyer like his grandfather and great-grandfather. That’s not too hard to envision considering his Great-Grandfather was one of the last to actually “read” for the bar exam in Nebraska before it was changed to a written test format. In addition, Tony’s grandfather was an attorney who practiced in both Nebraska and Colorado for almost 50 years.
Tony received his Juris Doctorate from Washburn School of Law in 1994, and has been continually licensed to practice law in Kansas since 1995. Tony has appeared as counsel in 15 different judicial districts in Kansas encompassing more than 60 counties, the Federal District Court for Kansas, Kansas Supreme Court and Kansas Court of Appeals, Kansas Department of Revenue, Kansas Court of Tax Appeals, Kansas Department of Labor, and the Kansas Corporation Commission.
Tony is a member of the Kansas Bar Association, the Wichita Bar Association, Wichita Bar Association Family Law Committee, including serving as chair of the committee, and the Northwest Kansas Bar Association. In 2019 Tony was named a Fellow with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, as well as graduating from the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, with an emphasis on family law. Tony was named an “Outstanding Attorney” in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Justice Trial Advocacy and was recognized for an “Outstanding Brief” in 2003 by the United States Department of Justice Appellate Advocacy. His commitment to his clients was also recognized in 2018 when he was acknowledged as a “AV” attorney, peer rated for high professional achievement by Martindale-Hubbell, and he enjoys a 10.0 rating from the Avvo attorney website.