ANDREA ERWIN POTTER
Andrea Erwin Potter was born in New Orleans and spent most of her early childhood in
Metairie, Louisiana. At the age of 10 she moved about 60 miles west of New Orleans to
a small town on the bayou, Thibodaux. She graduated from Thibodaux High in 1998.
Missing the vibe of the city, she returned to New Orleans and received her B.A. in Public
Relations from Tulane University in 2006, the first semester after Hurricane Katrina. Then
she went on to receive her J.D. degree from Loyola University College of Law, graduating
with a 3.369.
While attending Loyola, Mrs. Potter served on the Journal of Public Interest, Loyola’s Trial
Advocacy Organization and represented clients under Professor Cheryl Buchert in the Stuart
H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice. She was selected as a teaching assistant
by Dr. JoAnne Sweeny for Legal Research and Writing. She was honored by the American
Bar Association as a third-place winner of the Schwab Memorial Essay hosted by the Family
Law Section. Her article, Sexting and Louisiana’s Punishment for the Children the Law
Intends to Protect from Prosecution Under Child Pornography Statutes, was published in
the American Bar Association Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 45, No. 3. Moreover, her article,
Juvenile Justice, was also published in the American Bar Association Student Lawyer
Magazine in February of 2013. She was awarded the Best Direct Examination by the Trial
Advocacy Board of 2011.
Andrea’s emphasis in her law practice stems from her own childhood as a product of divorce. As she grew up her curiosity was piqued as to why she could not live with her father all the time. So, while attending law school she decided her focus would be family law and child advocacy. In 2010, Andrea worked for the Honorable Mary Devereux at the 22nd Judicial District Court where she learned divorce methods, community property settlements, co-parenting guidelines including visitation, custody and support, and prenuptial agreements. In 2011, Andrea clerked for the Honorable Nancy Amato Konrad at Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court where she learned the importance of rehabilitation of minors in order to provide them with a chance to become productive members of society. Furthermore, she gained advocacy experience in juvenile criminal defense. Upon entering the legal industry Mrs. Potter joined a New Orleans Firm, Venezia & Associates in 2013. Then she and her husband decided to move to Mandeville, and she opened a family law practice.
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Louisiana State Bar Association
Jefferson Parish Bar Association
22nd Judicial District Court Bar Association
Delta Zeta Sorority
Business Networking International – Northshore Networkers Chapter
American Bar Association Family Law Section Schwab Memorial Essay, Third Place
Loyola Trial Advocacy Program, Best Direct Examination
Married to James Carl Potter. They welcomed their first child, Adelyn Potter, in October of 2014.