Heidi C. Potter

Heidi C. Potter Partner

  • 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
  • Experience
  • Professional Associations
  • Representative Published Cases
  • Publications
  • Pro Bono
  • Honors & Awards

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.

  • Board of Trustees for the Colorado Legal Aid Foundation
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association
  • Colorado and Boulder County Bar Associations

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 Cnty. Comm’rs of the Cnty. of Teller v. City of Woodland Park,Colorado Supreme Court Case No. 14SA17, P.3d (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)
  • The First Amendment and Newspaper Vending Machine Regulation, 69 U.Colo.L.Rev. 223 (1998)
  • Boulder Legal Aid Foundation and Co-Chair of the Boulder County annual giving campaign
  • First Presbyterian Church, Boulder, Colorado
  • The Gathering Church, Windsor, Colorado
  • Courtland H. Peterson Writing Award, 1998
  • Fordham Urban Law Journal Essay Contest Winner, 1998
Print as PDF