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“Relationships matter—even in the practice of law.”


Heather R. Potts centers her practice on representation of trustees, creditors, and debtors in the bankruptcy courts.  Heather has experience litigating exemption disputes, objections to discharge, avoidance of preferences, recovery of fraudulent transfers, and securing court approval of complex asset sales and compromises. Heather has prosecuted and defended bankruptcy appeals, arguing before various federal district courts and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and securing successful outcomes.  Beyond the insolvency arena, Heather has represented parties in business disputes and participated in arbitration proceedings.

Heather is a former English teacher who taught high school in rural El Paso.  Away from the office, Heather is a passionate advocate for ethical adoption and transracial families.  She is her son’s biggest fan and is slowly learning how not to embarrass him when he’s on the field, court, or pitch.

Admitted to Practice

Texas, 2005
United States District Court, Southern District of Texas


Doctorate of Jurisprudence, Baylor University School of Law, 2005
Bachelor of Science in Education, magna cum laude, Baylor University, 1998

Professional Affiliations and Awards
  • Member of Texas State Bar Association
  • Member of Houston Bar Association
  • Arthur L. Moller/David B. Foltz Jr. American Inn of Court
  • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation
  • Houston Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers
  • 2012-2015 Texas Rising Star
Publications & Presentations
  • “Oh No! There Goes My Debtor’s Cause of Action!” – National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys – 20th Annual Convention; Co-Author and Presenter; April 2012
  • “What Judges and Trustees Want You to Know” – National Business Institute: Bankruptcy Forum; Presenter; October 2011
  • Reed vs. The City of Arlington: The 5th Circuit and Judicial Estoppel” – 27th Annual Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Course; Presenter and Conference Planning Committee Member; September 2011
  • “Evidence Basics” – Starting Out Right Conference; Presenter; June 2011
  • “Third and Long: Penalizing Trustees for a Debtor’s Nondisclosure” – NABTalk: Journal of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees; Author; Spring 2011
  • “Recent Developments in Consumer Bankruptcy” – 26th Annual Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Course; Co-Author and Presenter; June 2010