Hendrix College (B.A., 1998);
University of Arkansas at Little Rock (J.D., 2001)
Dylan H. Potts is a director and shareholder with Gill Ragon Owen, P.A. His practice is focused on commercial litigation with significant experience in labor and employment law. Prior to joining the firm in 2002, Dylan served as a Deputy Public Defender for the Eleventh-West Judicial District where he gained significant jury trial experience successfully defending indigent clients facing prosecution.
Since joining the firm, Dylan has devoted a significant portion of his practice to representing Arkansas’ largest pension fund, Arkansas’ largest and oldest adolescent and child behavioral health care system and the nation’s largest health club receivable company. Dylan’s civil jury trial experience includes the successful defense of a majority shareholder in securities fraud litigation in one of Arkansas’ longest jury trials, the successful defense of a majority managing member facing fraud and fiduciary duty claims and the successful prosecution of fraud and contract claims against a national oil franchise.
Dylan chairs the Employment Practices Group at Gill Ragon Owen, P.A., advising clients throughout Arkansas in all aspects of employment law. Dylan works daily with managers on compliance and policy issues including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Dylan routinely litigates employment actions including defending clients sued directly by the EEOC. He has represented employers in all aspects of the EEOC charge process including mediation, on-site investigations, and conciliation and has defended companies facing Department of Labor charges for both Family Medical Leave Act violations and Fair Labor Standards Act violations. Dylan has significant experience in negotiating and enforcing Employment Agreements, Severance Agreements and Covenants Not to Compete and routinely assists clients with upper-management transition.
Dylan was recently recognized for his accomplishments in the field of labor and employment law by Chambers and Partners USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2012, one of the most highly regarded international legal directories. As stated by Chambers and Partners, Dylan “is great to deal with and inspires confidence. He is particularly known for his expertise in EEOC matters.”
Most recently, Dylan was chosen by the readers of Little Rock Soiree Magazine as one of the “Best Lawyers in Little Rock” in the field of labor and employment law.
Dylan and his wife, Angie, have a daughter, Caroline, and two sons, Christian and Jude.
- Employment Law
- Complex Commercial Litigation
- Administrative Law
- General Corporate and Commercial Law
- Construction Law
- “Up and Coming Individual”, Chambers and Partners USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2012, Labor and Employment
- “Best Lawyers in Little Rock”, Little Rock Soiree Magazine: Labor and Employment
Associations and Memberships:
- Arkansas Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
- Pulaski County Bar Association
- Human Resource Management Association of Arkansas
- Little Rock Optimist Club
Publications & Research:
- A Primer on Eviction Law in Arkansas