102 North College, Suite 900, Tyler Texas 75702
Phone: 903-597-8311

John H. Minton

John H. Minton
Of Counsel

Practice Description

Mr. Minton, former senior partner and shareholder, is Of Counsel at Potter Minton. An accomplished lawyer with more than fifty years of experience, Mr. Minton specialized in litigation, medical malpractice, oil and gas, real estate, general business, and mediation. Mr. Minton was awarded the 2006 Justinian Award by the Smith County Bar Association in recognition of his professional excellence, exemplifying integrity, leadership, service to the community, and service to the legal profession.

Professional and Educational Background

  • American Academy of Attorney Mediators, Inc. training 1994
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating for Very High Ethical Standards and Legal Ability from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Bachelor of Law, Baylor University School of Law, Cum Laude, 1956
    • Achievements and Activities:
      • Cases Editor, Baylor Law Review, 1955-1956
  • Bachelor of Arts, Baylor University, 1954

Licensed and Admitted to Practice

  • U. S. Supreme Court, admitted 2010
  • U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, admitted 1963
  • U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, admitted 1959
  • State Courts in the State of Texas

Affiliations and Activities

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member and former President of Smith County Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Texas Foundation
  • Member, Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Member and former President, Baylor Law Alumni Association
  • Trustee, Baylor University, 1979-1988
  • Member, Baylor University Board of Regents, 2004-2006
  • Member and Chairman, Baylor University Development Council, 1999-2003
  • Charter Member, Presidents Club, Baylor University
  • Member and former President, Willow Brook Country Club
  • Board of Directors, Rex-Hide Industries, Inc.
  • Member, adult Sunday school teacher, former Chairman of the Board of Deacons and Finance Committee, First Baptist Church, Tyler
  • Board of Directors, Baptist Foundation of Texas, 2006-present; 1992-2001; Chairman, 2010-2012
  • Member and former President, Tyler Rotary Club
  • Former Member and Chairman, Tyler Parks and Recreation Board
  • Board of Directors, Tyler Junior College Foundation
  • Board of Directors, East Texas Communities Foundation
  • Former Director, East Texas Medical Center Specialty Hospital
  • Former Director, East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System
  • Former Member, Human Subjects Committee, U.T. Health Sciences Center, Tyler


Mr. Minton was born in Hemphill, Texas, March 15, 1934. He is married to Martha Ann Meiners Minton; they have three children, Deborah M. Adcock (deceased 2007), Amy M. Williamson, and Sara K. Minton.