Prior to joining Price Benowitz LLP, Ms. Porter served nine years as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Virginia, handling cases ranging from DUIs to serious violent felonies. She has litigated thousands of cases during her career and is known as an aggressive and shrewd defense attorney with a strong track record of success. That is due in part to Ms. Porter’s extensive experience as a prosecutor, which provides her with unique knowledge and training that set her apart from most other criminal defense attorneys. Due to her prior experience, Ms. Porter has an innate understanding of how law enforcement functions when it investigates crimes, and how prosecutors build and prepare their cases for trial. This perspective allows her to build a strong defense strategy for each and every one of her clients.
Ms. Porter attended Penn State University, and then graduated from the George Mason University School of Law with honors. Immediately after graduation, Ms. Porter clerked for a Fairfax County Circuit Court judge.
Ms. Porter is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association. Ms. Porter is a member of the National College for DUI Defense as well as Chair of the Economic Opportunities Commission of Alexandria. She is barred in the Commonwealth of Virginia for both state and federal matters. Ms. Porter is ready to fight for her clients, and can handle all matters of criminal defense on both the misdemeanor and felony level. “I am a firm believer in the American criminal justice system,” says Ms. Porter. “Throughout my career I’ve realized for the system to work fairly, those accused of crimes must be represented by skilled and effective legal counsel, and I know that I can provide that service to the public.”