Karin Riley Porter

Federal Criminal Lawyer
Karin Riley Porter

AboutKarin Riley Porter

Prior to joining Price Benowitz LLP, Karin Riley 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 Karin’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, Karin 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.


After graduating from Pennsylvania State University, Karin went on to receive her law degree, with honors, from the George Mason University School of Law. Following her graduation from law school, Karin was a clerk under a judge in Fairfax County Circuit Court.

Involvement, Accolades & Licenses

Karin is not only bar-certified in the Commonwealth of Virginia for both state and federal matters, she has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the nation and is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Working as Chair of the Economic Opportunities Commission of Alexandria as well as a member of the National College for DUI defense, Karin continues to pursue new roles in the legal community.