Tobi D. Potestio


Direct: 801.639.0952

Tobi has acted as a trusted advisor and strategist in a wide range of areas, including work on emerging and novel legal issues. Prior to her legal career, she worked as a Medicaid policy specialist at the State and Federal levels where she helped develop and implement policy and regulations. Seeing the law from inside the regulatory agencies gave her a sound foundation for her career in law.

As a practicing attorney, Tobi has experience on both sides of the bench. She has successfully represented clients in complex commercial litigation and real property disputes. She also has been an Administrative Law Judge, and has extensive federal court experience due to her role as a career law clerk to the Honorable Clark Waddoups, U.S. District Judge. Having seen cases both from an advocate’s and decision-maker’s perspective, she offers clients a unique blend of experience.


  • J.D., University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, 2002
    • Order of the Coif
    • Executive Editor, Utah Law Review
    • Edward W. Clyde Fellowship
  • M.Ed., Educational Psychology, Brigham Young University, 1994
  • B.S., cum laude, Psychology, Brigham Young University, 1990


  • Utah, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 2002

Representative Experience

  • Successfully defended clients during a four-day bench trial against a quiet title action, and instead, through a counterclaim, obtained an eleven-mile public right-of-way.

  • Successfully defended a client during a three-week arbitration in a complex breach of contract claim involving a tertiary waste treatment plant.

  • Obtained a favorable settlement for a large investor who opted out of a securities class action suit.


  • Master of the Bench, Aldon J. Anderson American Inn of Court
  • Member, Litigation Section of the Utah State Bar
  • Member, Government and Administrative Law Section of the Utah State Bar

Judicial Clerkships

  • Justice Matthew B. Durrant, Utah Supreme Court, 2002-2003


  • Utah Business Magazine as one of Utah’s top civil trial attorneys