Jared M. Potter

Legal Assistant
Liz Hott

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On the Job


Jared M. Potter focuses on family law, trust and probate administration, estate planning, and appeals

In all areas of his practice, Jared believes it is his responsibility to educate his clients with the necessary information so they can make the best possible decisions for their families. Though he is often working with families going through difficult situations, he is able to help families transition to their next stage in life. He is results-focused, and Jared’s clients benefit from his ability to look at and factor in the short term and long term consequences of client decisions. Jared’s experience includes:

  • Litigation, cooperative, and collaborative divorce actions
  • Paternity and paternity acknowledgement actions
  • Child custody, placement, and support actions
  • Estate planning including drafting of last wills, powers of attorney, living wills, trusts
  • Represents and accepts appointments as a Personal Representative for estates
  • Probate litigation
  • Juvenile and adult guardianships
  • Real estate transactions
  • Appeals

As a child growing up on a multi-generational family cranberry farm in Wisconsin, Jared has seen the importance of effective estate and business planning. He applies this personal first-hand familiarity along with his legal experience and knowledge to most effectively represent clients.



  • Selected as a Wisconsin Rising Star (since 2012)
  • Recipient of the Wisconsin Law Journal’s Up and Coming Lawyer Award (2013)

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • State Bar of Wisconsin– Elder Law, Taxation, Young Lawyers Divisions
  • State Bar of Wisconsin– Family Law Section Legislative Committee Member (2011- Present)
  • Divorce Cooperation Institute, Board Member, Secretary
  • Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin– Organization Chair Elect and current Chair of the Southeast Chapter
  • Milwaukee Center for Independence, Young Professionals Advisory Board
  • Leander J. Foley Matrimonial American Inn of Court
  • Joint Legislative Council Special Committee on Review of Spousal Maintenance Awards in Divorce Proceedings
  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Herbert J. Mueller Society, member

Off the Job

Jared, his wife, daughter, and son live in Shorewood. In his spare time Jared enjoys travel, basketball, golf, and hunting.

  • Favorite getaway: France
  • Favorite author: Chuck Palahniuk
  • Favorite comfort food: Biscuits and gravy
  • Favorite movie: Donnie Darko
  • Favorite restaurant: Chez Jacques
  • Favorite sports team: Marquette University Golden Eagles

Community Involvement