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David K Porter

Practice areas:

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Trusts, General Practice

About Me

 More than 30 years experience as a reliable, useful, and affordable lawyer with a neighborhood practice in south Minneapolis.  I help people with inter-generational transfers.  It is much easier and cheaper to plan around family disputes, taxes, and nursing home expenses. 

There are cheaper ways to avoid probate than paying for a canned living trust.  I think too many people get taken on those things.  I have developed and earned a solid reputation for providing reliable legal services at reasonable rates.

Yes, I did have a disciplinary issue, many years ago.  I turned myself in when I realized I had a health condition that affected my ability to practice.  After taking care of that issue, I was cleared to return to practice in 1995 - more than 16 years ago now - and have had no further issues.

The Minnesota State Bar Association has recently seen fit to honor me with its Certification as a Real Estate Specialist.  I am also a volunteer with Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, a court-sponsored organization providing services to lawyers and their families with personal difficulties.

Bank officers, real estate agents, and title closers call me when dealing with issues involving probate and real estate procedures.  I look forward to helping you.




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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. Real Estate: 25%
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
  3. Elder Law: 25%
  4. Trusts: 15%
  5. General Practice: 10%

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

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    David Porter is an excellent lawyer and an all-around great guy. As a new attorney, I have turned to David for mentorship and have always found him to be knowledgeable, extremely likeable and charitable with his time. I endorse David Porter.


    Stephanie Hanes
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Rodney J Mason

    I endorse this lawyer. Over the past five years I have seen his work in numerous contested and uncontested matters. He is creative in his approach, knowledgeable in the law and in human behavior. He is steadfastly committed to the interests of his client as well as professionalism in everything he does. He is helpful to other lawyers while unyielding in pursuit of his clients' interests.


    Rodney Mason Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

5208 Bloomington Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 554171820

David K. Porter, Attorney at Law

5208 Bloomington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN, 55417-1820 08



MNAuthorized to practice197604/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension
    issued in MN, 1990


    This means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

    David’s comment: “Bipolar Affective Disorder successfully treated; Reinstated. Recognized leader in providing services to other lawyers through Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers.”

Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Certification as Real Estate SpecialistMinnesota State Bar Association2010

Publication NameTitleDate
Hennepin County Bar AssociationThe Reinstatement Process in Minnesota1996
Bench & Bar of MinnesotaThe Need for a Lawyer Assistance Program in Minnesota1995

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hamline University School of LawLawJuris Doctor1976

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Annual Solosmall ConferenceChemical Dependency and Mental Health Issues for Lawyers2010