Construction defects, business/commercial, bad faith insurance claims, homeowners’ association issues, employment, entertainment, product liability and personal injury.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION EXPERIENCE
During eight years on the bench, Judge Porter served as Chief Judge for two terms and presided over civil motion calendars, jury trials and settlement conferences. He also founded the first Business Court in Nevada dealing exclusively with business litigation.
Before he was appointed to the bench, Judge Porter was elected to four terms on the Nevada State Assembly (1986-1994), where he served as Majority Leader and Vice Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. Judge Porter was in private practice with a number of Las Vegas law firms from 1981-1995, specializing in general civil litigation with an emphasis on personal injury, civil and corporate litigation, and administrative law.
ORGANIZATIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Member, Clark County Bar Association & Nevada Trial Lawyers Association
Adjunct Professor of Law, Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Recipient of Nevada District Judges Association 2001 “Judge of the Year” award, as well as numerous legislative and community service awards
Guest speaker, Clark County Bar Association, State Bar of Nevada Continuing Legal Education, Southern Nevada Claims Association, and Nevada Trial Lawyers Association
EDUCATION & TRAINING
J.D., 1981, Pepperdine University School of Law. Founding member, Environmental Law Society
B.A., 1978, University of Nevada at Las Vegas. Graduated with distinction.
Judge Porter is available in California and Nevada.