Meet our Team

The practice of law is a service orientated business, and at Brotschul Potts we believe great service starts with trust. We make the time to get to know every aspect of our clients and believe you should know a bit about us.

  • Matthew B. Brotschul is a co-owner and partner of Brotschul Potts LLC, which he founded alongside J. Ryan Potts in 2007.
  • Ryan is a co-owner and partner of Brotschul Potts LLC, he specializes in banking law, workouts, private placements, real estate and business transactions, small business consulting, and civil and commercial litigation.
  • Scott A. Schaefers joined Brotschul Potts in 2014 and brings 12 years of vast legal experience to his role as Counsel.
  • Chris Fotopoulos has served as an attorney with Brotschul Potts since 2012. He is an ambitious attorney with nearly 10 years of relevant experience representing clients in the area of banking law, real estate, commercial litigation and property tax challenges.
  • Patrick C. Johnston joined Brotschul Potts LLC in 2014 as a law clerk. Upon successful completion of his Juris Doctor in 2016, he was promoted to Associate Attorney for the firm. With a background in civil and project engineering, Patrick focuses on commercial real estate and construction transactions and negotiations.
  • Christopher J. Cirillo joined Brotschul Potts LLC in 2012 as a law clerk. As a result of his dedication, professionalism and keen understanding of real estate and business law, he has since progressed to Associate Attorney.
  • Randall joined Brotschul Potts in 2017, bringing over five years of litigation experience and a decade of experience in the securities industry.
  • As a paralegal, Stephanie plays an integral role at the firm from supporting the founding partners and supervising the office staff, to providing paralegal support on the firm’s corporate, banking, real estate and litigation cases.
  • Kelly Thames

    Office Manager

    Kelly manages the firm’s accounting functions including accounts receivable, accounts payable, financial reports and payroll as well as administers the HR functions.
  • Emily Becker

    Office Administrator

    Emily Becker is the Office Administrator for Brotschul Potts. She joined the firm in 2015 and is responsible for all front office operations.


At Brotschul Potts LLC we distinguish ourselves by immersing in our clients’ businesses and by being responsive to our clients’ personal and professional needs. We get to know every aspect of the people, business and industry in which our clients operate. It is that knowledge and dedication that opens up new opportunities for our clients and helps achieve the best and most efficient results.