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Karin Riley Porter

Criminal defense Attorney at Fairfax, VA

5.0   178 reviews

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Karin Porter brings her talents as a Virginia Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney to Price Benowitz.  Ms. Porter will fight for you.  Please call for a free consultation.

Licensed for 20 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 12/27/2022

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Karin Riley Porter Attorney at Law
10505 Judicial Drive
#101
Fairfax, VA, 22030
Karin Riley Porter Attorney at Law, Richmond
4124 East Parham Rd
Suite D
Richmond, VA, 23228
Karin Riley Porter
2111 Wilson Blvd.
Suite 780
Arlington, VA, 22201
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9119 Church Street
Suite 10
Manassas, VA, 20110
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Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2022
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Outstanding support
Provided informative and effective representation, engaged cooperatively with other party's' attorney to great effect, making for a swift, low-stress resolution.
Posted by Rod | July 13, 2022
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Karin Riley Porter - Outstanding Lawyer!
Karin was outstanding! She provided me with superb legal consultation, support and advice. She was knowledgeable, detailed oriented, organized and overall extremely supportive throughout my entire legal process. Karin carefully explained each step of my legal matter and helped me weight all options for settling my situation. I especially appreciated her thoroughness and competence which allowed me to have complete trust in her knowledge, skills and abilities as an officer of the court. Karin Riley Porter provided me with 5-Star Service and represented me extremely well! She receives my highest endorsement!!
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Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2022
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Grateful! Highly highly recommend!
Super thankful I was recommended Karin! Her guidance, professionalism, experience and expertise are exactly what I needed. I had 3 charges, DWI/obstruction related. Very scary situation for me. 2 were dismissed and the other was reduced to a reckless driving charge. Her pre-trial advice was incredibly helpful and beneficial, definitely take her recommendations. She did so many extra/above and beyond things to make sure I had the best outcome possible- forever grateful!
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Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2022
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Amazing! Didn’t think it was possible
Ms. Porter impressed and got me the best outcome possible (dismissed case) when I thought that the best case for me was a reduction of a speeding charge. She has great command of the law and was able to demonstrate that to the court, effectively winning the case for me. Talk about over delivering! I highly recommend Ms. Porter if you are in need of representation in the NoVA area.
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Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2022
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Karin is the only choice if you find yourself in the same situation
Being charged with a DWI (0.11 BAC) was extremely stressful for someone like me who has never gotten in trouble with the law before. The consequences resulted from such charge if convicted will turn anyone's life upside down. For some miracle, I came across Karin's website and amazing reviews online and decided to reach out. Within 24 hours during the weekend, Karin was on the phone, explaining my situation and how I should go about it. Because of her prompt response and vast knowledge within this field, I decided to retain her service the next day. Karin's professionalism and caring nature were obvious during the entire process. Because of Karin's meticulous work on my case, she was able to prepare for every scenario that might have happened during the day of the trial and that paid dividends. She has successfully argued that the arresting officer did not have enough reasons to conduct a traffic stop based on my driving behaviors and in turn got my BAC report to be suppressed during trial. Because the evidence was now suppressed, case DISMISSED!! Honestly I could have not thanked Karin enough for the work she provided. Going from thinking a plea deal of lesser charge would be the best outcome I could hope for to getting the case dismissed altogether was unreal. If anyone is unfortunate to find themselves in this situation, please do yourself a favor and hire Karin. You won't be disappointed!!
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Posted by Alex | March 7, 2022
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Very reliable and professional
Ms. Karin Porter represented me in a traffic violation case at the Fairfax District Court. I had a traffic ticket with symbolic fees, but this ticket could have cost me a few points on my DMV record. I decided to consult with a lawyer, and it turned out this was the right move. I was lucky to find Ms. Karin Porter’s name online with excellent reviews of her legal services. During hearing preparation Ms. Porter was very responsive to all my questions and concerns, calling me promptly and replying to my emails. Very confident as a professional, she chose the best strategy to represent the case in the court. Having Ms. Porter represent me I felt well protected in the courtroom. Thanks to Ms. Porter’s professionalism and expertise, my traffic ticket case was dismissed in court so I didn’t face any fees and there were no points on my DMV record. That was the best outcome I could have expected. I am very thankful to Ms. Porter and would highly recommend her legal services to anyone who needs to have a very reliable and professional attorney with wide legal expertise.
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Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2022
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Kirin Riley Porter
Mrs Porter help us with a very difficult case. Her preparation, expertise and care made possible for a most favorable outcome. She fought very hard for us and for that we will forever grateful. Please do not hesitate to contact her.
Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2022
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Very Knowledgeable and Helpful
I was charged with two different charges, DWI with Child and a Felony Child Endangerment charge while getting stopped at a dui checkpoint. Karin was very knowledgeable about the checkpoint laws, as well as, all of the steps that I should take pretrial to receive a better plea deal. Karin was able to get the felony dismissed and the DWI w/child lowered to a DWI first offense which helped me to avoid a mandatory 5 day jail sentence. I highly recommend Karin Porter if you are in need of a DWI attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2022
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Outstanding
For me the whole process of receiving a reckless driving charge was nerve-wracking for someone who never got in trouble before and was worried about how it could impact my future. However, Ms. Porter and her team put together the best plan for me to execute prior to my court date and get a positive outcome. In the end the result was better than I expected. I would certainly recommend Ms. Porter to anyone in the same predicament.
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2021
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Excellent
In traffic court, Karin determined what steps were necessary to prepare, guided me through the process, and achieved the best possible result. Thanks!
Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2021
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Karin is an absolute miracle worker.
Karin basically pulled off nearly the impossible for me. She brought down my DUI of 0.21 involved in a minor fender bender (tapped the other car, in a shopping center) down to a reckless driving charge. I have a restricted license that allows me to drive freely with an interlock too! This was a better deal than I had ever even imagined, so thank you Karin!
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Posted by Krishna | June 7, 2021
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Excellent criminal defense attorney
I am very thankful for Karin Porter. I am so lucky I found her. She is the best criminal defense lawyer in the DMV area. From my initial consultation call(on a weekend) until charges get dismissed, the way she deals with the case is beyond exceptional. She is very confident, knowledgeable, good negotiation skills, easy to communicate, very approachable, prompt response to email and phone calls. She is very patient in answering all your questions. Getting involved in legal issues is very stressful, but throughout the entire process, she makes me less stressed. Beyond legal help, she is a great person, cares about you and your feelings and your problem. I highly recommend Karin for any legal help. If you are got involved in legal issues I am so sorry for you. I wish you get out of that soon. God bless you.
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Posted by Hector | May 25, 2021
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Brilliant!
Knows her way around. Excellent communications. Knowledgeable. Professional. Caring. Took her time to carefully walk me through the process and the options right at the start and down to the resolution.
Posted by Jennifer | April 5, 2021
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Highly recommended
Karin is a wonderful lawyer! She represented me for a trial on reckless driving and I was thrilled with the great outcome. Her and her team kept me updated throughout the entire process. I would recommend her to anyone. Thank you again, Karin and team!
Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2020
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Top Notch
Karin recently defended my son for an Under 21 DUI charge. I was extremely impressed with her knowledge and professionalism. She was always accessible and I felt she truly cared about helping my son. I can tell you first hand she is very impressive and highly respected in the courtroom. She was able to successfully argue that my son's case be dismissed. I am so grateful that I found her by her positive reviews on this site, and I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone!
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Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2020
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Criminal Defense
This was the first time I had hired Karin. I chose her based on the fact that she had good reviews and experience with the DA. She was a real pleasure to have on my team during this unfortunate experience with the law. Karin was easily reached and answered my questions immediately. She helped me feel at ease and prepared me for a defensive Strategy. Discussed with me all possible outcomes. We were fortunate not to be charged.
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Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2020
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Highly recommend
Karin was fantastic through the entire process and made me feel at ease. Her communication is clear, concise, and helpful. She never failed to answer my questions, I would recommend her to any friend.
Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2020
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Excellent, professional, kind and very responsive
Being charged with DUI (and caught on the wrong lane while making a left) and not knowing anything about it, I was quite nervous and needed to get some advice immediately. It was one of those long weekends. After contacting Karin’s office, they got back to me in less than an hour and Karin herself responded that same day and was able to schedule a meeting for the next day. She has been very professional, understanding and kind from the very beginning. She is definitely an expert in this area and knows the potential outcomes very well. She has been very responsive to even my most basic questions (due to not knowing anything about the procedure). On the day of the hearing, she could successfully reduce my case to “improper driving” with a fine of $500 which was a big relief. I would strongly recommend her to anyone who faces similar charges.
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Posted by Christine | February 27, 2020
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Excellent
We hired Karin not knowing what the full extent of our battle would be; and in the end we did not go to trial. However, throughout our ordeal Karin was knowledgeable, highly responsive and always fully prepared. She was professional and caring and handled all meetings with integrity and confidence. Karin was the voice of reason and the support that carried me through and I would not hesitate to hire Karin again. Highly recommend.
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Posted by Steve | February 24, 2020
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The best!
Karin Porter is one of the finest lawyers that I know. And I've hired lawyers; I've had lawyers subordinate to me in organizations, and I have several lawyers in my family, so I speak from experience. She is passionate about justice. She is smart, capable, compassionate, and organized. If you are a defendant in a criminal matter or a respondent in a civil case, you need Karin Porter advocating for you. There is none better.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Price Benowitz, LLP
  • 2012 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Office Of Commonwealth's Attorney, City Of Alexandria, Va
  • 2003 - 2012
  • Clerk
  • Fairfax County Circuit Court
  • 2002 - 2003

Education

  • George Mason University School of Law
  • JD, cum laude
  • 2002
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Associations

  • Alexandria Economic Opportunities Commission
  • Executive Committee
  • 2010 - Present
  • Fairfax County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (27)
Given (37)
Endorse Karin
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this Ms. Porter. Karin is an extraordinary attorney that tenaciously fights for her clients and is well respected throughout the courthouses and courtrooms of Northern Virginia. As a former prosecutor, she is well equipped to poke hole in the government's cases, and she gets fantastic results for her clients. I highly recommend her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One day I watched Karen try a prostitution trial to acquittal. She was cool and collected as she cross-examined the cop on the path of narrowing the possible avenues for a conviction. I trust Karen for discussing issues in my own cases. She is a capable lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karin Porter is an outstanding attorney. There are few who can match the depth and breadth of her experience as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney. I worked with her in the Alexandria Commonwealth's Attorney's Office, and I saw up close the legal knowledge, meticulous preparation, and fierce advocacy Karin brought to every case. I wholeheartedly endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Karin for a long time and highly recommend her services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Karin since she was a prosecutor in Alexandria. She had a great reputation then and has a great reputation now. She is a resource to other lawyers and is very kind and approachable. Her experience as a prosecutor is a huge plus for her clients and the results she gets reflect that."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this attorney!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have witnessed a number of Karin's trials. Her creative arguments along with attention to detail achieve outstanding results for her clients. I highly endorse this attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"What a pleasure it is to see Ms. Porter in court fighting for her clients. I have known her since her days as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney and she uses her expertise, skill and creativity to the best of her client's advantage. She never backs down from trying a case and wins trials that other lawyers would plead out. I highly recommend her as an attorney."
Debt and lending agreements Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mrs. Porter was an amazing prosecutor and an even better Defense Layer. She has a unique approach to law that is a true asset for any client. She is very knowledgeable and hardworking. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karin has a unique and highly personalized style of criminal defense which encompasses a blend of amicability and complete preparedness. She is able to work magic with prosecutors who respect her skills to communicate legal principles with ease and do so with a smile. Clients admire Ms. Porter as do we in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A tenacious litigator, Karin has a plethora of experience in the criminal arena which is evident when I seek her advice on an issue of law or procedure. I would trust her to handle any criminal issue thrown her way and I would send a personal family member or friend to Karin. I gladly endorse!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karin's background as a prosecutor gives her a unique edge in defending her clients. She is a dedicated lawyer who will work tirelessly for her clients. I strongly endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karin is an excellent attorney who brings years of criminal law experience to aid her clients. Strongly endorse."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. It is a pleasure to work with Karin and I'm excited to call her a colleague. She has an extensive background as a former prosecutor which is very effective in her current practice of criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Mrs. Riley Porter for many years. I have only good things to say about her. As a prosecutor she was always fair, passionate and well-prepared. I am sure that she will use these attributes to zealously represent her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a former prosecutor, Ms. Porter brings a wealth of knowledge to the area of Criminal Defense and I am happy to endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karin is a wonderful person and a great lawyer. Having worked as a prosecutor gives her a unique perspective in defending her clients which she does very well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"My knowledge of Karin's work is such that I would have no reservations about endorsing her and recommending her to potential clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is awesome working with Karin. She has taken her experience as a prosecutor and morphed into an great defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karin's wealth of experience and knowledge of the Virginia criminal justice system make her a terrific advocate for her clients. I wholeheartedly endorse her."
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