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Mr. Portilla is a man of high morals and committed to making a difference in the lives of others through his dedication to the practice of law. Mr. Portilla has expertise in a variety of practice areas. Clients range from individuals to large national corporations. Throughout the span of Portilla’s career, he has dealt with numerous high profile matters and succeeded in getting judgments in favor of his clients. He is a client-focused, sympathetic, and easy to work with lawyer who values communication – at the same time, he is a savvy litigator with a deep interest in both the philosophy and mechanics of the law.

Before opening his own practice, Mr. Portilla clerked for the Honorable Judge Webber in New York State Supreme Court. From there, he joined a large Midtown firm where he was a managing attorney and practiced in the areas of complex commercial litigation, civil litigation and Bankruptcy.

Mr. Portilla attended both Boston College and Boston College Law School where he earned his Bachelors degree and JD respectively. 


  • Boston College, B.A.

  • Boston College, J.D.

Bar Admissions:

  • New York

  • The United District Courts for the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York


  • New York State Bar Association;

  • Brooklyn Bar Association;

  • New York County Lawyer’s Association;

  • New York Criminal and Civil Court Bar Association;

  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York;

  • Queens County Bar Association;

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

  • Bankruptcy Bar Association

  • Hispanic Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

Other Affiliations:

Student Sponsorship Program: Mr. Portilla finances the education of an inner city student and provides one-on-one mentorship and academic support.




Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Russian

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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 45%
    9 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    9 years
  3. Foreclosure: 15%
    9 years
  4. Divorce: 15%
    9 years



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

14 total 

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  • Jeffrey Kevin Davis

    I have had the pleasure of working with Julio on several matters both foreclosure and bankruptcy related as well on those issues concerning complex business disputes. Julio is a very knowledgeable and highly reputable attorney. He is a true asset for my practice and the only attorney I refer to for any complex bankruptcy related matter. I highly recommend Julio Portilla in all possible respects.


    Jeffrey Davis Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Raymond Andrew Grimes

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Portilla is a distinguished well respected attorney in the community. He is a powerful advocate for his clients.


    Raymond Grimes Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office Of Julio E. Portilla P.C.

111 Broadway
Suite 706
New York, NY, 10006


NYCurrently registered 200703/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyWilens & Baker2007 - 2011
Judicial Law Clerk To The Honorable Troy K. WebberNew York State Supreme Court2005 - 2007
Legal AssistantCommon Wealth Of Massachusetts Civil Service Commission2004 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Brooklyn Bar AssociationN/AN/A
New York County Lawyers' AssociationN/AN/A
New York Criminal and Civil Courts Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Association of the Bar of New York CityN/AN/A
Queens County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/AN/A
Hispanic Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Hispanic Business MagazineAdvice for Hispanic Entrepreneurs2012
NY Daily NewsOutraged mom says kindergarteners sexually assaulted her son in school bathroom (Lawsuit)2011
AM New YorkDept Crisis In US2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CNN en EspanolNational Debt2011