Diva Law, LLC
By helping vulnerable people fighting insurance, big pharmacy and corporate entities, litigator Divya Potdar works to level the playing field and help them navigate the legal system.
Potdar opened her own civil litigation firm in February in Baltimore. Prior to that, she headed and expanded the litigation department at Wise Law LLC.
She’s embracing having her own firm.
“I enjoy having a lot more client interaction and working on complex cases with a more hands-on approach,” Potdar said.
She is the chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Bar Association of Baltimore City, which hosts events to educate and engage city youth, seniors, local non-profits and young lawyers. She is also heavily involved in the Maryland Association for Justice and the Maryland State Bar Association.
“The legal profession has a unique and important role in the advancement of the local community,” Potdar said. “I thrive on organizing people to build up Baltimore, starting with the most vulnerable people in need. “
In addition to pro bono and “low bono” work, Potdar is passionate about the free events she plans for Baltimore youth, underprivileged seniors and young lawyers.
For instance, she helps organize a mock trial competition between two Baltimore public middle schools.
“This is often the first and only positive exposure to the legal world these children have had in their lives,” Potdar said. “Many want to go to college to become lawyers and judges.”
She also plants trees in her neighborhood and helps organize a Christmas party for children living in homeless shelters.
A city resident and self-proclaimed Marylander, Potdar earned her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law and a bachelor of science in political science from Towson University.