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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Discrimination: 60%
    33 years
  2. Civil Rights: 25%
    33 years
  3. Appeals: 10%

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • John A. Birdsall

    Attorney Porter is tireless worker and knows the law. He is dedicated to getting the absolute best result for his clients. For that he has been rewarded with may victories and the respect of his peers in the legal community.


    John Birdsall Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert J. Kasieta

    Steve is a gem. He works tirelessly for his clients' rights, cares deeply about the justice of their causes, puts their interests above his own, and he wins. If I had an employment claim and needed counsel, Steve Porter would be my lawyer.


    Robert Kasieta Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

7818 Big Sky Dr # 112
Madison, WI, 53719-4983



WIGood Standing198303/01/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Public Reprimand
    issued in WI, 1994


    Reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
A Top Lawyer in Madison in discrimination lawMadison Magazine2005
A Top Lawyer in Madison in discrimination lawMadison Magazine2003


Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of Wisconsin Individual Rights and Responsibilities SectionBoard Member, Past Chairperson1985 - Present
Wisconsin Employment Lawyers AssociationMember1985 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Shaw v. Leatherberry, 2005 WI 163, 706 N.W.2d 299 (2005)Victory in the Wisconsin Supreme Court
Frazier v. Delco Electronics Corp., 263 F.3d 663 (7th Cir. 2001)Victory in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Vollmert v. Wisconsin Department of Transportation, 197 F.3d 293 (7th Cir. 1999)Victory in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
U of WisconsinN/Alaw1983