Department M

William S. Potter

Office - (702) 671-3553

Fax - (702) 671-3556

Law Clerk - (702) 671-3552

Email -

Location - RJC Courtroom 10B

Regional Justice Center
200 Lewis Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89155

Judge William S. Potter

Department M
Eighth Judicial District Court

Term of Office 2006 - present

He was born in October 1968 at St. Rose De Lima Hospital, in lovely downtown Henderson, to Linda Kay Potter (Nee Glimp) and the Honorable Delwin C. Potter, who was then serving as Justice of the Peace in and for Henderson Township.

He attended, in Henderson, Gordon McCaw Elementary, Burkholder Jr. High and Graduated from Basic High School in 1987.

He studied at Southern Utah University (then named SUSC) for one year; then served a 2 year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Lima, Peru North Mission.  Upon his return he was enrolled in UNLV where he earned a BS in Management in 1993.  That same year he enrolled at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU, in Provo Utah where he graduated with a JD in 1996.  That same year he passed the bar in Nevada, and began the practice of law.

In 2006 Judge Potter was elected to the newly created Department M of the Family Court in Clark County where he continues to serve.

He is married with four children, and continues to reside in Henderson.

Courtroom Protocol

No weapons are allowed. There is no eating, drinking, smoking or chewing gum in any courtroom.

Proper courtroom attire is required. No shorts or tank tops are allowed in the courtroom, shoes are required. T-shirts, which show offensive slogans or pictures, are not allowed. Hats should be removed before entering the courtroom.

While in the courtroom, sit quietly when court is in session. Do not talk or whisper. The court proceedings are being recorded by a court recorder and noise can interfere with the preparation of this important record.

All beepers, cellular telephones, and electronic devices must be turned off before entering the courtroom. Avoid reading newspapers, or books in the courtrooms, particularly if your use of such material may be a distraction to others.

Attorneys are expected to maintain the highest ethical standards at all times, and to strictly adhere to the opportunities, requirements, limitations, and deadlines set by the judge. All counsel are to be punctual for all conferences, hearings and trials. They are to be civil to one another as well as to all parties, witnesses, and court personnel - whether in front of a jury or the court.