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Bria Chappell

  • April 10, 2020
Bria Chappell Potente

Bria is an Associate Attorney at POTENTE, however, you might have met her as a Law Clerk. Bria began working at POTENTE as a student at California Western School of Law, and she remains a valuable asset to our legal team. She works on a wide array of legal issues and performs general counsel duties for many clients. Bria assists clients with employment matters, trademark registration and maintenance with the USPTO, licensing and permits, corporate compliance, and provides all-around business and legal guidance in various industries.

During law school and at POTENTE, Bria has always found immense gratification in channeling her inner Elle Woods from the comedy, Legally Blonde. Similar to Elle, Bria is highly motivated by the satisfaction of helping clients. She enjoys working with clients to navigate the complexities of their business dealings and legal matters.

Despite her steadfast passion for the law, Bria is a true San Diegan with a chill demeanor, yet go-getter attitude. After living in San Diego all her life, Bria attended UCLA as an African American Studies and Political Science double major. She enjoyed shopping at Third Street Promenade and running into celebrities as she dined in Westwood, but she was eager to get back to her hometown of San Diego. When Bria is not at the office, she is spending time with family and friends or exploring new restaurants and shops.

  • January 17, 2023
  • Blog

Proposed Federal Law Could Ban Non-Competes

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has proposed a rule that would ban all non-competes with very limited exceptions. If approved, the new rule would make it illegal for an employer to attempt to enter into a non-compete agreement with an employee, maintain an existing non-compete agreement, or advise an employee...

  • December 01, 2022
  • Blog

California’s 2023 Minimum Wage Adjustments

Effective January 1, 2023, the state-wide California minimum wage will rise to $15.50 per hour for all employees, regardless of the size of their employer. This accelerated increase is required by a provision in the state's existing minimum wage law that was triggered because inflation exceeded 7%. Certain counties and cities in...