Potter Minton is pleased to welcome Justice Diane DeVasto to our Firm. Justice DeVasto will return to private practice this July at the conclusion of a twenty-three year judiciary career. Judge DeVasto is currently a 12th Court of Appeals justice and has been for the past three years. Prior to that, Judge DeVasto served as judge for the 241st District Court, Smith County Court-at-Law and the Tyler Municipal Court.
“One of the strengths of our Firm is complex litigation,” said Jim Hedrick, a shareholder of Potter Minton. “We specialize in representing clients in patent infringement litigation. We welcome Justice DeVastos perspective and sophistication as we help clients in these matters.”
Mike Jones, Managing Partner of Potter Minton, stated, “Justice DeVasto brings extraordinary experience and legal bandwidth to our Firm. She has an admirable reputation statewide for her judicial temperament and is highly respected for her legal knowledge and abilities. We are delighted and consider it an honor to have her join our Firm.”
In addition to her judiciary responsibilities, Justice DeVasto has used her talent and knowledge by serving on the board of directors or advisory boards for Tyler Independent School District Foundation, People Attempting to Help People, Childrens Village, Hospice, Historic Tyler, Inc., Tyler Teen Court, and Heart of Tyler Main Street.