Swift Currie Attorney Donovan Potter Appointed to Non-Profit Benefitting ATL High School Athletes


Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers LLP is pleased to announce that Atlanta-based associate Donovan Potter has been appointed to the advisory board of Handshake Atlanta, a non-profit organization dedicated to coaching Atlanta high school student-athletes for success in life. The Handshake Atlanta program, launched in 2017, consists of a college scholarship, the assignment by the organization of a “Handshake Coach” to athletes in the program and eight meetings throughout the year to help students prepare for their future.

In his new role, Potter will help launch the second Handshake America location and guide it through its first year in Atlanta. Advisory board members also help to ensure the success of the Handshake Program in its continued support and development of selected high school student-athletes.

“Handshake Atlanta has the potential to make a significant impact on high school students and set them on the right track for their future accomplishments,” Potter said. “Students need mentoring, especially athletes who have extraordinary demands placed on them. I am honored to be a part of this great organization and I look forward to helping these students and the overall program into success.”

Other Handshake Atlanta advisory board members include Doug Probst, former CFO at DSW Inc.; Steve Flesher, senior regional director at DSW Inc.; and John Carson, Senior Vice President Human Resources at Herschend Enterprises, which owns or manages attractions such as Stone Mountain Park, the Harlem Globetrotters, and Dollywood.

An associate in the firm’s general civil litigation section, Potter has experience defending premises liability suits, automobile litigation, municipal government liability, and general tort litigation in Georgia state and federal courts. His practice areas include catastrophic injury and wrongful death, premises liability and products liability.

In addition to his Handshake Atlanta appointment, Potter is a board member of the Westside Atlanta Charter School. In this role, Potter helps to support effective operation of the school by helping to develop, implement and oversee school governance and policies. Potter is also a member of the Gate City Bar Association, the oldest African-American Bar Association in the state of Georgia. The Gate City Bar Association is dedicated to serving the community and upholding principles of justice.

Potter received his undergraduate degree from Miami University in Ohio and his law degree from Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at University of Louisville.

About Swift Currie LLP

Based on more than 50 years of representing clients in Georgia, Alabama and throughout the country, Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, has evolved into a law firm capable of handling all areas of civil law and litigation. With more than 100 attorneys, Swift Currie possesses the resources and abilities to tackle the most complex legal problems, while at the same time, providing its clients with individualized, prompt and cost-effective service. The firm has a wealth of experience across numerous practice areas and its depth of legal talent allows the firm to tailor such strengths to individual cases. For more information, please visit www.handshakeamerica.org.

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