James L. Porter, Jr.
Jim Porter, the firm’s senior shareholder, has practiced in the Sierra region for over 40 years. His principal areas of expertise include real estate, construction, business, land use, leases and contracts, and as of late, ADA law. Jim has an excellent rapport with regional governing agencies. He is also a licensed California real estate broker and trained in mediation. Jim is one of the best known and respected lawyers in this region and is held in very high regard, both within and outside of the legal community. Jim has been honored to have received the highest possible rating for lawyers of AV from the national law firm rating company, Martindale-Hubbell.
Law School: University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D.; with honors; Order of the Coif and Thurston Legal Honor Societies
Undergraduate: University of California, Davis, Economics Major
Bar Admissions: California; Nevada; United States District Court for the Eastern District of California; United States District Court for the District of Nevada
Recognition/Awards: Martindale-Hubbell AV rating; first recipient of Tahoe-Truckee Bar Association’s “Best Lawyer” award; “Best Local Attorney” in the Best of Tahoe/Truckee Community (2009 and 2014); “Truckee Citizen of the Year” in 2011, presented by Truckee Interclub (all local non profits); “Professional of the Year” in 2015, presented by Contractor’s Association of Truckee Tahoe
Organizations: Tahoe-Truckee Bar Association; Nevada County Bar Association; State Bar of California; State Bar of Nevada; licensed California Real Estate Broker. Jim has served on several non profit organizations over the years and currently is a Board Member of Tahoe Fund, a regional non profit; Founding Chairman and Chairman Emeritus of the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation; Advisory Board Member of Truckee Donner Land Trust
Publications: Weekly Law Review column for the Truckee-North Lake Tahoe Sierra Sun newspaper, 35 years running; Bi-Monthly column for The Writ, a Washoe County Bar Association publication