Aaron J. Potter

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Aaron’s practice includes defending complex civil litigation cases with emphasis on medical and dental malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, and general liability.  Aaron has tried and arbitrated cases in Oregon and Washington.  Additionally, Aaron routinely represents physicians, dentists, physical therapists, nurses, and other healthcare providers before professional regulatory and licensing boards in both Oregon and Washington.  Aaron also serves as legal counsel for several medical clinics, and advises healthcare providers on a broad range of health law issues such as privacy, HIPAA, HITECH, Stark Law, and the Anti-Kickback statute.  Aaron routinely counsels medical providers and clinics on business management issues, contract disputes, and drafts and negotiates contracts.  Aaron has served as Hart Wagner’s Privacy and Security Officer since 2014.


University of Colorado School of Law
J.D., 1998

University of Washington
B.S., Civil Engineering, 1993


Hart Wagner LLP
Partner, 2007-present
Associate Attorney, 1999-2007
Privacy and Security Officer, 2014-present

The Hon. Sandra I. Rothenberg
Colorado Court of Appeals
Judicial Clerk, 1998 to 1999

Admitted To Practice

Oregon State Courts
Washington State Courts
Colorado State Courts
U.S. District Court: District of Oregon; Western District of Washington

Awards and Recognition

Best Lawyers in America

Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, 2019 – 2021

Professional Activities and Associations

Oregon State Bar
Washington State Bar
Colorado State Bar
Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
Multnomah Bar Association
American Health Lawyers Association


“Medical Malpractice Litigation”, Oregon Health & Science University Nurse Practitioner program, 2019

“The Unfamiliar Subpoena,” OMA Practice Roundtable, 2017

“Dental Risk Management,” CNA Seminar, 2017

“Civil Litigation for Medical Professionals”, Oregon Health & Science University Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists program, 2015

“Medical Malpractice and Civil Litigation,” Oregon Health & Sciences University CRNA program, 2013, 2014, 2015

“The Final Omnibus Rule’s Impact on Law Firms: HIPAA & HITECH UPDATED,” Hart Wagner CLE program, 2014