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Jennifer Rebecca Porter

Personal injury Attorney at Fairfax, VA

5.0   39 reviews

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About Jennifer

Learn Jennifer’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    35%
    Auto, Motorcycle, Trucking, Pedestrian accidents. Virginia/D.C./Maryland

  2. Personal injury
    35%
    Auto, Motorcycle, Trucking, Pedestrian accidents. Slip and Fall accidents. Premises Liability. Wrongful death. Medical Malpractice. Virginia/D.C./Maryland

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%
    Speeding, Traffic Citations, Reckless Driving, DUI in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria and Manassas.

  4. Wrongful death
    10%
    Wrongful death resulting from negligence. Virginia/D.C./Maryland

  5. Medical malpractice
    5%
    Medical Malpractice resulting in serious injury or death. Virginia.

  6. Slip and fall accident
    5%
    Premises liability, slip and fall resulting in serious injury. Virginia/D.C./Maryland

For more than 22 years, Jennifer has successfully represented hundreds of people who have been injured through no fault of their own; people who were often just in the wrong place at the wrong time but suffered significant or catastrophic injuries as a result.  Jennifer is in the unique position to provide excellent and informed representation to her clients and to maximize recovery for her clients, as a result of her years working as counsel for several of the country’s major insurance carriers. 

Now, Jennifer helps injured individuals navigate the insurance claims and court system, thus enabling them to keep their focus on their recovery.  Jennifer advises clients on what to watch out for from the outset of their claim, and she also strives to give practical and grounded counsel, advising as to when settlement makes senses versus when litigation is necessary.  Jennifer has litigated personal injury matters in all the Courts of Northern Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia Superior Court and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and has settled cases by negotiation and medication.

Jennifer is a committed member of the Virginia legal community.  A long-time member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), Jennifer has served on numerous committees and in leadership. She is also active with the Fairfax Bar Association (FBA), in which she currently serves as a member of the Circuit Court Committee and the Domestic Relations Sub-Committee. Previously, she was President of the FBA Young Lawyers Section, and then in her capacity as immediate past President, she served as a member of the FBA Board of Directors. 

Jennifer has been recognised as a SuperLawyer and has received the prestigious AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating of her legal ability and professional ethics from the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating system for members of the legal profession and carries a Avvo Rating 10/10, also based on reviews from her peers. Jennifer is licensed to practice in Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia and California.

 

In addition to her professional career, Jennifer is committed to her local community, having served on the Board of Directors her neighborhood Swim Club and her neighborhood Civic Association.   She is also troop leader to a very active group of Girl Scouts.  Jennifer is a proud US Navy military spouse and mother to three, and she can frequently be found at the soccer field, swimming pool or PTA meeting. She is active with the Naval Officer’s Spouse’s Club, the Military Spouse J.D. Network, and the Military Officers Association of America.

 

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Licensed for 24 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2001
Updated 06/08/2022
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 12/27/2022
State MD
Status Inactive - Retired
Acquired 2004
Updated 11/28/2022
State CA
Status Inactive
Acquired 1998
Updated 12/03/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Jennifer

Jennifer Porter Law, PLLC
8280 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
Suite 600
Fairfax, VA, 22031

Reviews

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Posted by Jerry | October 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She cared about my recovery
In 2014, I was rear-ended in a motorcycle accident that required a visit to the emergency room. Afterwards, I had the good fortune to work with Jennifer Porter and her legal team. Throughout the process they kept me informed and updated. They really cared about my recovery. Ultimately, I received a favorable settlement. I can certainly recommend Jennifer.
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Posted by Mark | September 29, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Friendly and helpful
I called Jennifer on the recommendation from a mutual friend. She was gracious with answering my questions and provided different options from which I could choose. I would return for advice in a more complicated situation.
Posted by Tyler | May 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Personal Injury Lawyer
I can't recommend Jennifer Porter enough. There's so much to the world of personal injury than I think most people realize. Jennifer and her team worked very hard to ensure I received all the benefits I was entitled to, including some I didn't even know were available. I received a far higher settlement than I ever would have on my own, even after her fee was taken out. If you're in an accident, she should be your first call.
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Posted by Kimberly | March 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy and diligent
Jennifer Porter was a great attorney to work with. She was very professional, effective, and compassionate. She was also very responsive and personable. I really enjoyed working with her and would not hesitate to recommend or work with her again.
Posted by Karshan | February 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So Glad She Showed Up
I was w/another attorney at a firm Jennifer Porter came to join after my case had began, fortunately for me she was assigned my case as the original attorney I was with left. From the start she righted everything wrong the previous attorney made, she was attentive and very thorough in being brought up to date with my experience and what I had been facing that first year into my case without her, so it was a no brainer for me when she informed me that she would be leaving and starting her own practice. Since the transition she has remained reachable and very transparent with me as my case is just now starting to come to a close. As some people know most of these cases take several years with medical treatment and documentation so I have been with her now since 2020 and even through this pandemic she has remained reliable and very much an advocate for me. She has also given me some great advice going forward as it pertains to my insurance coverages etc. I would definitely refer her to my friends and family as well as request her services again if I were ever in another accident of any kind. She is also very caring and for me that’s so important. Never do I feel like a number or just another client. She even fought to get my medical bills lowered. She’s a real gem, and that’s a big deal as we all know attorneys can be very dismissive and unbothered with their clients in these cases.
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Posted by Hermon | December 3, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very clear and honest!
Jennifer Porter was AMAZING at explaining my options with my case. She heard me out and was very patient with me. Definitely recommend her for any personal injury advice!
Posted by Mo | November 12, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Don't call anyone else!
I contacted Jennifer concerning an accident that my daughter was in. As you can imagine, it was an incredibly stressful time and I really, really appreciate it that Jennifer got back to me the same day I contacted her. She is personable, honest, and straightforward. She explained the intricacies of the law as it pertained to my case without "talking down" to me. I truly appreciate her assistance and I would recommend her to anyone that needs a lawyer!
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Posted by Yousef | October 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer you can hire
Jennifer is one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with. Me and my girlfriend got into a car accident and needed the reassurance that Jennifer gave us, she was timely, efficient, and always made sure we were comfortable and not stressed when we had the time with her. I highly recommend consulting with Jennifer, as she looks to be your saving grace when you feel like the end of the world is happening. She speaks with authority and is very helpful with all the extra stresses that come with speaking to insurance agencies, getting to the point of the issue at hand, and does a phenomenal job with communicating to get the job done. If you do choose Jennifer Porter as your lawyer, you will be greatly appreciated with your choice in hiring an amazing person that wants to help with any trouble you are facing!
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Posted by Danitra | September 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A breath of fresh air
I began working with Jennifer a few days ago and I loved the professionalism from the start. Her consultation piece was very clear and she broke things down to me as simple as I needed them with no judgement when I didn’t understand. I’m very happy to have kept her as my attorney through this journey. I know I’m in healthy hands from this point on.
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Posted by Gloria | September 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustworthiness and Confident
Attorney Porter is handling a personal injury case on my behalf. She is very attentive and has handled my case just as it were a multi-million dollar lawsuit. I decided to remain a client with Jennifer even as she was just leaving a large firm to start her own law office. The professional relationship we had established was founded on her truthfulness, attentiveness, patience , clear and effective communication. Jennifer made me feel she could be trusted to handle my case with my best interest at heart. I appreciate having an attorney who keeps me informed on what is happening with my case.
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Posted by Diego | August 20, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Legal Advice
Jennifer Porter took the time to review my legal situation and was through and thoughtful in her advice. Should the need arise again, I would most certainly use her services.
Posted by Rose | July 30, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
On Your Side
I contacted Ms. Porter on July 22,2021 in need of urgent legal assistance regarding my elderly godmother’s residency at a home where she had been renting a room. While Ms. Porter does not practice landlord-tenant law, she was extremely courtesy and helpful to me and my family. Ms. Porter assured me that she would search her network to find us reliable legal representation which she did not have to do. In less than 24 hours Ms. Porter contacted me and provided us with not only information on a reliable attorney, but she personally connected the two of us and spoke encouraging words over our situation. She understood the pressure we were under she took it extremely seriously and acted. This is the kind of representation you need on your side. Thank you so much Ms. Porter.
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Posted by Dana | July 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car accident
I was in a car accident in 2019 and gave my case to another law firm(I won’t mention names)! Through this law firm I was switched to at least 2 people prior to working with Ms Porter. Ever since she started my case she never quit! She kept me up to date and she gave me hope. My case was open for almost 2years until she came and literally saved my life. When you’re going through something as hard as a car accident you can get a bit discouraged. I lost my job and after that hope went right along with it! Jennifer Porter gave me hope and treated me as if I was her family! She started her new firm and I followed her there lol! Thank you so much Ms Porter! You’re forever my lawyer and family! Thanks
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Posted by Soo | July 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Positive Experience
Working with Jennifer Porter on an auto accident case was very smooth and professional. She was responsive and communicated the status of where the case stood and worked tirelessly with the various medical establishments and insurance companies to provide us the best value for a settlement. While many firms may have recommended on settling on the initial offers to close the case quickly, she continued to negotiate with the insurance firm to bring us the vest value for settlement. We would not hesitate to work with Jennifer again in the future and would definitely recommend her to our friends and family.
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Posted by Cesar C. | July 10, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
I couldn't have had better representation!
My personal injury case languished for 5 years in a well-known Northern Virginia law practice until Jennifer Porter took it up. In just over 9 months my complex case moved faster than in the previous 5 years thanks to her tireless work. She's pragmatic, knowledgeable and always ready to give sound advice. I recommend her 100%.
Posted by Lara | June 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So happy she saved my case!
Jennifer is amazing--I had been with a firm that had my case languishing for two years until Jennifer came on board. Once she was on my case, everything was in order and resolved within a couple of months. She is respectful, communicative, straightforward, and has fought hard to represent me well. I was so impressed that I, without hesitation, opted to follow her to her new practice. Thank you, Jennifer!!
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Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best personal injury lawyer
I was pleased to have chosen you to take over my case in my personal injury matter. From the get go, you demonstrated your understanding of the matter in hand and laid out what could happen in all scenarios. You were total in explaining everything to me and to gather all documents and information necessary for a better settlement. I was lucky to have found you and cannot thank you enough for everything you did for me. You are the one I will recommend to my friends and family. THANK YOU AS
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
anonymous
I contacted Ms. Jennifer to consult a personal injury that occurred at a restaurant. She was very thorough and diligent with all my questions. She was able to answer all my questions and broke them down step by step with various types of scenarios. I will strongly recommend Ms. Jennifer to my friends and family in the near future.
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best personal injury attorney in Virginia
Mrs. Jennifer Porter, was very generous with her time and was very diligent and out going with my accident case. I had a short time of working with her, however within the time I did work with her, she answered all of my questions and gave me a lot of important advice. If I had the opportunity to work with her again in the near future I would.
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Posted by Lisa | April 8, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Recommendation in the Affirmative
I'm very appreciative that Ms. Porter was direct, knowledgeable and incredibly kind when discussing my personal liability claim. She had to deliver quite unfavorable news and did so with poise and empathy. I, truly, wish I had the chance to speak to Ms. Porter prior to pursuing my workman's comp case as I would have approached the comp case differently. Consultation is so critical and I would call upon Ms. Porter again should I ever be in the position once more.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • Jennifer Porter Law, PLLC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Ashcraft and Gerel
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • Postol Law Firm
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Partner and Litigation Attorney
  • Law Offices of Christie A. Leary
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Maddox and Gerock
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Curcio Bergeron
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Staff Counsel
  • Progressive Insurance
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Civil Litigation Attorney
  • Jennings & Porter
  • 2004 - 2011
  • Insurance Defense Attorney
  • Siciliano, Ellis, Dyer & Boccarosse
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Insurance Defense Attorney
  • The Heideman Law Group
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Insurance Defense Attorney
  • Rushford and Bonotto
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Insurance Defense Attorney
  • Sacino Bertolino & Hallissy
  • 1998 - 1999
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Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1998
  • Tusculum College
  • BA
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • Sarah Thomas v. Khosrow Matini, M.D.
  • $250,000 verdict
  • Medical Malpractice matter
  • $1.4 Million

Associations

  • Military Spouse J.D. Network
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Naval Officer's Spouse's Club
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Circuit Court Committee
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • President
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Board of Directors
  • 2002 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Preeminent 4.7 out of 5
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Auto Retreat
  • Presenting successful claims to insurance carriers
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

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Given (10)
Endorse Jennifer
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jennifer for many years and had the privilege of working with her for a couple of those years. She is a rising star among personal injury lawyers in Northern Virginia. She is experienced, highly knowledgeable and well-respected in the field. Add to that her committed and caring personality and you've got an outstanding advocate!"
Personal injury Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Jennifer and also against her. In all of our cases, she has been thorough, thoughtful, and diligent - in short - all of the things that clients should look for in a lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Jennifer as a colleague for about 8 years. I have mostly encountered her as an opposing attorney in personal injury litigation matters and in doing so, it was always apparent that Jennifer knew her stuff. I have often seen her in Court for cases against other colleagues and she was always professional, knowledgeable and thorough in her preparations for Motions and trials. It is my belief that Jennifer would be an asset in any law firm, as she brings these skills with her no matter what type of legal matter she is handling. I have a high regard for this attorney and I know a great many other attorneys that are of this same opinion."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jennifer and I worked together for several years. She is a sharp attorney who is an aggressive and attacking litigator. She is a respected veteran trial attorney in Northern Virginia. She relates well with clients and has the respect of her colleagues and adversaries."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first met Jennifer 6 years ago when she was doing insurance defense work and we were opposing counsel on a personal injury case. In the intervening years, we have been opposing counsel in many cases, several of which went to verdict. She is one of the most professional, diligent, and zealous advocates with which I have had the pleasure of litigating cases. Her transition to plaintiff's personal injury work not only reinforced those traits but provided her with an unparalleled base of knowledge in the personal injury field upon which she relies to provide indefatigable representation to injured victims. I endorse Jennifer without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first met Jennifer when she was working as an insurance defense attorney in personal injury law and I was a newly minted attorney fresh out of law school. In the 6 years that I have known Jennifer, she has been a mentor, a tremendous trial strategy resource, and a trusted colleague. Jennifer's wit and penetrating legal mind are matched only by her understanding of how to frame an argument for any audience. She is one of the most adaptable attorneys I have seen in trial, and her skill in evidence and personal injury law are as obvious as they are effective. Jennifer understands that half her work takes place across the table from her clients in understanding their goals and needs and crafting a strategy that meets those needs with an eye toward a realistic outcome. Jennifer is a credit to the legal community and a fine advocate for her clients. I refer clients to her whenever I get the opportunity, and wholeheartedly endorse her."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is a shrewd, extremely capable litigator. Having had the opportunity to observe her in trial on several occasions, I can attest to her innate ability to successfully advocate for her clients. Her experience serving as counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants gives her unique insight as to the best and most efficient route to reaching her clients' goals. I endorse Jennifer without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Jennifer for over 15 years. We first met at a trial advocacy college many years ago. Since that time, we have regularly consulted with each other on our cases often brainstorming solutions to legal questions which arise during our representation of our clients. Jennifer works tirelessly for her clients and zealously advocates on their behalf in court. She has an uncanny ability to swiftly identify efficient and effective resolutions to complex legal issues and problems. As an experienced litigator who has served as counsel for both plaintiffs and as defense counsel on behalf of insurance companies, her experience provides her the ability to see all sides of an issue. I highly recommend Jennifer to anyone seeking a thorough assessment of their case and a practical approach to obtaining a successful resolution of their circumstances."
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Fairfax Personal injury Lawyer Jennifer Rebecca Porter
Jennifer Rebecca Porter
Personal injury Attorney
Fairfax, VA
Licensed for 24 years
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