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 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, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the National Labor Relations 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 is often recognized for his accomplishments in the field of employment law by such publications as Chambers and Partners USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Super Lawyers. Dylan has also received an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the organizations’ highest rank. Dylan and his wife, Angie, have a daughter, Caroline, and two sons, Christian and Jude.
Employment Class Actions & FLSA Litigation
Complex Commercial Litigation
General Corporate and Commercial Law
“Best Labor Lawyer”, AY Magazine 2020“Up and Coming Individual,” Chambers and Partners USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business; 2012, 2013
“Best Lawyers in Little Rock,” Little Rock Soiree Magazine: Labor and Employment
“Rising Star,” Super Lawyers; 2012, 2013
“Top Lawyer,” Arkansas Life Magazine; 2017
Associations and Memberships:
Arkansas Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
Pulaski County Bar Association
Little Rock Optimist Club
Judge Henry Woods Inn of Court
News & Alerts
Supreme Court Case Win
Congratulations to Dylan Potts and Danielle Whitehouse for their notable victory in Supreme Court Case No. CV-16-238! Joshua Kilgore v. Robert Mullenax and Senior Dental Care, LLC – Opinion; Dissenting Opinion
New OSHA Guidelines
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EEOC’s Proposed Regulations on Wellness Programs
Recently the EEOC published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) describing how Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to employer wellness programs that are designed to help employees attain healthier lifestyles and reduce health care costs.
Managing Social Media in the Workplace
While the benefits of social media are unquestionable, employers are now facing difficult policy decisions as they balance employee rights with business interests.