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Over the last fifteen years, I have been an active part of Portner & Shure's legal team, providing advice and analysis on all major personal injury cases. Our firm has recovered approximately $12 million dollars annually for injured accident clients throughout Maryland, Virginia, and D.C.


While working for one of Marylands largest firms and representing big business, I of course was trained to take an aggressive posture in all aspects of litigation. I have insisted that Portner & Shure maintain the high standards of a big law firm, and at the same time remain aggressive throughout the claims and litigation stages. Maintaining both requires me to continually review the status of all the firms largest cases. In so doing, I often then advise on the next "best" way to proceed. My insight lead the firm to recently resolving a motorcycle case for $1,000,000


Languages spoken: English, Chinese, Xiang, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese

Practice areas


  1. Car Accidents: 25%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
  4. Workers Compensation: 20%
  5. Medical Malpractice: 10%



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Portner has extensive knowledge and experience in personal injury matters.


    Debra Adler General Practice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Lorraine Lawrence-Whittaker

    I have known and worked with Valerie Portner for 15 years. She is my go to source on employment law issues and case referrals. She is extremely knowledgeable, level headed and particularly capable of connecting with clients with her easy manner. I highly recommend her.


    Lorraine Lawrence-Whittaker Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Portner & Shure - Columbia

Main Office Location
7226 Lee DeForest Dr., Ste 101
Columbia, MD, 21046-3239

Portner & Shure - Rockville

Satellite Office Only
2275 Research Blvd., Ste 500
Rockville, MD, 20850

Portner & Shure - Vienna

Satellite Office Only
8000 Towers Crescent Drive
Vienna, VA, 22182

Portner & Shure - Eastern Shore

Satellite Office Only
1100 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD, 21842

Portner & Shure - Owings Mills

Satellite Office Only
10451 Mill Run Cir., Ste. 400
Owings Mills, MD, 21117

Portner & Shure - Baltimore City

Satellite Office Only
400 E. Pratt Street, Suite 800
Baltimore, MD, 21202

Portner & Shure - Glen Burnie

Satellite Office Only
7310 Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, MD, 21061

Portner & Shure - Greenbelt

Satellite Office Only
6301 Ivy Lane, Suite 700
Greenbelt, MD, 20770

Portner & Shure - Frederick

Satellite Office Only
5235 Westview Dr., Ste. 100
Frederick, MD, 21703

Portner & Shure - Towson

Satellite Office Only
1 Olympic Place., Ste. 900
Towson, MD, 21204

Portner & Shure - Annapolis

Satellite Office Only
1910 Towne Centre Blvd., Ste. 250
Annapolis, MD, 21401

Portner & Shure - Alexandria

Satellite Office Only
211 North Union St., Ste. 100
Alexandria, VA, 22314

Portner & Shure - Richmond

Satellite Office Only
3900 Westerre Pkwy., Ste. 300
Richmond, VA, 23233

Portner & Shure - Reston

Satellite Office Only
1818 Library St., Ste. 500
Reston, VA, 20190

Portner & Shure - Arlington

Satellite Office Only
1655 North Fort Myer Dr., Ste. 700
Arlington, VA, 22209

Portner & Shure - Manassas

Satellite Office Only
10432 Balls Ford Rd., Ste. 300
Manassas, VA, 20109

Portner & Shure - Herndon

Satellite Office Only
12801 Worldgate Dr., Ste. 500
Herndon, VA, 20170

Portner & Shure - Stafford

Satellite Office Only
800 Corporate Dr., 3rd Floor
Stafford, VA, 22554

Portner & Shure - Ashburn

Satellite Office Only
20130 Lakeview Center Plaza, Ste. 400
Ashburn, VA, 20147



DCInactive 198905/25/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top ContributorAVVO2014
Outstanding Customer ServiceIGCS Platinum Seal2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPortner & Shure, P.A.2003 - Present
Of CounselJohns Hopkins University1996 - 2003
AttorneyVenable Baetjer & Howard1989 - 2003
Law ClerkCourt Of Appeals Of Maryland1988 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Criminal Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
National Trial Lawyers Association - Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
Workers Compensation Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Gavino vs. Yi Duo$115,000
Song Chen vs. Peter Pan Bus$550,000.00
Catonsville MD Car Accident Victim$300,000.00
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Publication nameTitleDate
Portner & Shure, P.A.Two Reasons Why You Need an Experienced Maryland and Virginia Workers' Compensation Lawyer2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Unversity of MD Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Johns Hopkins UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1988