Rochester Hills Man Named to Regional Transit Board

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced the appointment this week.

A Rochester Hills trial attorney has been appointed to the Regional Transit Authority Governing Board by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson.

Patterson appointed Steven M. Potter, his former law partner, this week.

“As Steve’s former law partner, I know him to be an aggressive litigator with a vast knowledge of municipal and transportation law,” Patterson said in a prepared statement.

Potter, 56, is president and partner of the Potter, DeAgostino, O’Dea & Patterson law firm in Auburn Hills. He has experience in transportation safety, municipal law and highway liability, including representing the Road Commission for Oakland County.

His term on the RTA board will end March 12, 2014.

Matthew M. Wirgau, 60, of Bloomfield Hills, was also appointed to the board.

“Matt and Steve are two well-qualified individuals who will robustly represent the interests of Oakland County residents and taxpayers on the RTA Governing Board,” Patterson said. “Their leadership, along with the other board members, will enable the RTA to operate in a similar manner and as successfully as the Cobo, Zoo, and DIA authorities.”


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