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Annaleigh Elizabeth Porter

Criminal defense Attorney at Syracuse, NY

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2011
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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Practice areas
Attorney Annaleigh Porter is devoted to defending the rights of the accused. She credits her career path and comfort in the courtroom to her desire to see justice and fairness in the criminal court system. Ms. Porter has been recongized by the National Trial Lawyes as being among the 'Top 40 Under 40' and has been honored by her peers as the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York's 'Rising Star' for Central New York. Whether it is you or someone you care about, criminal charges can leave you frightened and bewildered. You never expected to be in this situation; you are not prepared for it, yet you are thrust into a predicament that is unraveling your world. Criminal charges have the potential to impact your family, your employment and your your confusion surrounding the criminal justice system can leave you feeling helpless, it is important to remember that you have rights throughout the criminal process. Porter Law Office fights to protect these rights every day. You deserve compassion and confidentially so that you can fully understand your rights, and skilled, experienced counsel to exercise those rights for you.



State Court

If you are accused of violating New York State law, the court you appear before will depend upon the location of the alleged offense and the nature of the charges. Porter Law Office provides representation in the courts of Onondaga, Oswego, Jefferson, Madison, Saint Lawrence, Lewis, Cayuga, Cortland and Tompkins Counties. Often times you may be required to appear in a town, village or city court within the county, such as Syracuse City Court or Dewitt Town Court.

Porter Law Office provides representation for the following New York State offenses:

  • Misdemeanor Crimes
  • Felony Crimes
  • Traffic Offenses/Driver’s License Suspensions
  • Drug Crimes (Possession, Sale, Trafficking, Distribution, Cultivation, Prescription Forgery)
  • Assault Crimes
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Probation and Parole Violations/Revocations
  • Sex Related Offenses
  • Forgery
  • Perjury
  • Theft Crimes
  • Harassment
  • Administrative License Suspension
  • Weapons Crimes

Federal Court

Porter Law Office provides criminal defense representation in District Courts throughout the Northern District of New York. Courts are located in the following cities: Syracuse, Albany, Binghamton, Plattsburgh and Utica. Representation extends to various types of federal matters, including:

  • Detention Hearings
  • Sentencing
  • Drug Crimes
  • RICO ACT Crimes
  • Tax Crimes
  • Insider Trading Crimes
  • Mail Fraud Crimes
  • Sex Crimes
  • Money Laundering Crimes
  • Weapons Crimes
  • Corruption Crimes
  • Bank Fraud Crimes
  • Conspiracy Crimes

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Annaleigh E. Porter, Attorney-at-Law
220 South Warren Street, 10th Fl.
Syracuse, NY, 13202

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  6 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Accomplished, Experienced and Highly Talented
Ms. Porter is a very talented attorney. She confidently took our case knowing that it was likely to be extremely complicated and tricky. She FULLY understands the law and it’s many nuances. We found that she has the unique ability to anticipate the opposition’s future strategies which allows for her to plan a strong and aggressive defense. Highly experienced attorneys have told us they find her work to be competent and extremely thorough. Communication is excellent, direct and very clear. No hesitation in giving Ms. Porter the highest marks and a full endorsement. Very, very appreciative of all her work on our behalf.
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best legal representation you can get.
Facing federal felony charges that carried mandatory minimum sentences of 5 to 40 years in prison. I not only needed an attorney that was willing to go the extra mile. But, also one that knew the federal court system. I am eternally grateful to Annie for taking care of my case. Had not been for her knowledge, tenacity and genuine concern, I would likely be in a federal prison somewhere. As it was, I could not have asked for a better outcome. Thus, I highly recommend her to anyone in need of legal consultation.
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Posted by Mike | September 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Would HIGHLY recommend
Annie helped me out of a tough situation. She explained the process to me and always kept me updated. Always answered my questions promptly. Very happy with my results.
Posted by Allan | April 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney. Good communiction. Would highly recommend.
I have used this attorney for a variety of legal cases, over several years. I have always been satisfied with the outcome.
Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Disposition of my case
Anne was very helpful and attentive to my case. She kept me informed of all developments of what was going on with my case. She was kind, and always willing to answer any questions I was unsure of. I would recommend her highly due to her professionalism as an attorney.
Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Was able to help myself and family member out of a tough situation. Explained the entire process and my options in a way that I could understand. Always answered when I called and felt made me feel as though my case was as important as any other case she was handling. Very happy with the results of my case.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Gilberti Stinziano Heintz & Smith, PC
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Law Fellow
  • NAACP National Headquarters
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Associate Attorney
  • James R. McGraw Law Office
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Karen DeCrow, Attorney-at-Law
  • 2008 - 2010
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  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD, cum laude
  • 2010
  • College of Charleston
  • BS, magna cum laude
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Acquittal of Riot First Degree Charge


  • American Bar Association
  • Member, Criminal Justice Section
  • 2016 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Central New York Women's Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2017 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star, Central New York Chapter
  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York
  • 2017
  • Lead Counsel Certification: Criminal Law - Federal and State
  • Lead Counsel Review Board
  • 2017
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • National Association of Women Lawyers Annual Recipient
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Robert W. Miller Award
  • Syracuse University College of Law Moot Court Honor Society
  • 2010
  • Excellent Achievement in Legal Communications and Research
  • Cali
  • 2010
  • Exemplary Commitment to Public Service and Pro Bono
  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Syracuse Fall 2015 Seminar: Effective Voir Dire: You Can't Win Without The Right Jury
  • Voire Dire
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
Endorse Annaleigh
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great lawyer in the Syracuse area. Highly recommend for DWI and Criminal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have witnessed Ms. Porter in court and she is among the most skilled trial advocates in the region, possibly the state. I unequivocally endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Annaleigh Porter. I first came in contact with Ms. Porter when I worked at the Onondaga County District Attorney's Office. She had a reputation among prosectors as a tough adversary - one who was always willing to fight for her clients. I have come to know Ms. Porter as an intelligent, hard working tenacious lawyer that is well versed in the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Annie is professional, smart and hard-working. Her success is driven by her intellectual curiosity, professional pride and concern for her clients. She is one of very few lawyers to whom I would trust referring a client whose case I could not handle due to a conflict or because I was otherwise engaged - I know her efforts would reflect positively on my judgment in recommending her. She is everything you want and expect in a criminal defense lawyer, and I strongly endorse her."
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Syracuse Criminal defense Lawyer Annaleigh Elizabeth Porter
Annaleigh Elizabeth Porter
Criminal defense Attorney
Syracuse, NY
Licensed for 13 years
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