Charles J. Potts

Charlie was born and reared in Mobile. He earned a B.A. in English Literature from The University of the South (Sewanee) (C’79) and his J.D. from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law (1986). A member in good standing with the Alabama State Bar (1986) and the Mississippi State Bar (2004), Charlie has also been an active member of the Mobile Bar Association where he served as past chair of the Archives and History Committee and was instrumental in the publication of a history of the Mobile Bar titled Mobile’s Legal Legacy: 300 Years of Law in the Port City (Association Publishing Company 2008).

He was honored by members of the Mobile Bar by election to President of the Mobile Bar Association for 2021.  He was also voted by his peers to serve on the Mobile County Judicial Selection Committee for a six-year term. 

He joined Briskman & Binion in 2010. Admitted to the Fifth and Eleventh United States Courts of Appeal, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court, Charlie has also served as first chair in oral arguments before the 11th Circuit as well as the Alabama Supreme Court. He is a registered mediator with the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution and is regularly appointed as mediator by a number of Mobile County circuit judges to help litigants amicably resolve their claims to avoid the inherent costs and risks associated with taking matters to trial. When not handling matters for his clients, Charlie enjoys history, focusing lately on the American Civil War, science, travel, sports, and the arts, particularly the Mobile Symphony. He is married to the former Susan Lloyd of Mountain Brook, Alabama, and they have three daughters, Nolen, Haley and Deborah Jane. They attend Ashland Place United Methodist Church.