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Benjamin Walker Porter

Divorce and separation Attorney at Atlanta, GA

4.6   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Benjamin

Learn Benjamin’s areas of practice.

Going through a divorce myself gives me great insight into my client's emotions during this most difficult time.  I am a divorce litgator by trade.  However, I also teach divorce recovery at my church and encourage couples to reconcile if it can be done. I am a registered mediator and Guardian ad Litem (child's attorney) as well.  I fought for custody of my now 14 year old daugther, and have successfully co-parented with my child's mother for over a decade now.

 

I enjoy playing sports (basketball, soccer, and tennis) and am an avid reader.

 

 

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Location

The Porter Law Firm LLC
101 Marietta St NW Ste 3310
Centennial Tower
Atlanta, GA, 30303-2711

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Reviews

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Posted by Malorie | March 13, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Benjamin Porter is so professional, affordable and fast. I have been trying to get a divorce for 5 years and Benjamin got it done less than 30 days after my papers were signed. Excellent service.
Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
uncontested divorce
Ben helped our uncontested divorce, which was finalized in very short time. He charged a very reasonable flat rate.
Posted by David | November 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Very attentive
Mr. Porter Was always quick to respond. He also moved the divorce along the proper path very smoothly
Posted by Chris | July 19, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Would recommend
I am thankful I found Mr. Porter's law firm. As with all lawyers, he is very busy, but I was not in a rush. Mr. Porter helped me file an uncontested separation maintenance agreement as I was hoping my spouse would "see the light," so a divorce could be avoided. Unfortunately, eventually it was evident my spouse wanted to move on. Mr. Porter helped me refile the paperwork to finalize the proceedings. I would recommend this law firm to others. I found Mr. Porter pleasant, informative, and even after a long break between my filings, he picked up right where I left off. He is someone I would recommend especially if you are trying to sift through a sea of lawyers not knowing what to do. I consider myself fortunate to have picked him from the vast number of choices as he was perfect for my circumstances.
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Posted by Angela | May 20, 2021
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Definitely would use him again
Would definitely use him again. He helped answer all my questions. He was helpful and Patience,and once I got everything to him that he needed was very fast Procedure.. Would definitely recommend him
Posted by Angela Ewart Rivera | September 29, 2020
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Excellent attorney
Benjamin Porter is an excellent Attorney, He Handled my divorce case excellent During this time of COVID-19 no one can do anything within the court system and he really showed me that even though it was going to take some time it would get done I appreciate Benjamin Porter and would recommend him to anyone any time
Posted by Akilah | February 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
FANTASTIC!!! A+ Attorney
Mr. Porter is fantastic. I reached out to him regarding an issue I was having with my ex husband in order to get passports for our children. I live out of the state and didn't know how to proceed. Mr. Porter came up with a solution that was both cost effective for me and ended up being incredibly fast. After trying for a year to get my ex husband to sign the documents, Mr. Porter was able to get my ex husband to sign them in a few weeks. THE BEST ATTORNEY IN ATLANTA...HANDS DOWN! A++++ Thank You So Much.
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Posted by Renae | February 2, 2018
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A person who helped ease the process of a difficult time!
I did not know what to expect with filing a divorce but after consulting with Ben, I felt a lot better and more informed.... He walked me through the steps of the divorce process and was willing to answer any question that I had....He kept me informed all the way through which I really appreciated and was very thorough and detailed....I highly would recommend Ben to anyone who is looking for an organized, professional lawyer who truly looks after his clients!
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Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2014
Attorney with a heart and conscience!
Ben was always responsive, helpful and helped me to see things from the bigger picture / long term so that all decisions were made with my kids welfare first and foremost. He was always honest with what I should / could expect, whether or not it benefited me. And there were times when I was "rattled" and he would calm me down by explaining what was legally going on and what things meant; always giving me various options and detailing what outcomes each option could lead to. He was never cut throat or deceitful....quite the opposite; he always conducted himself with dignity and integrity in his dealings with me and the opposing party. Divorce / custody disagreements can be very emotional and confusing and Ben helped me make cost effective, wise choices with my children and their well being at the heart of every decision. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone who is facing the decision to divorce, especially if children are involved.
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Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2014
Our Wishes Were Granted!!
We got the news that she was moving the kids to another state and quickly wanted to get legal representation so as not to lose them. We contacted Ben and he was more than efficient and knowledgeable. He got right on everything and we were very surprised to see that he was able to do all that he said that he would. For our specific situation we thought that we would be moving and so we negotiated everything as such. And Ben made sure that we got everything that we asked for and some. Our child support payments were reduced, visitation was increased dramatically, and custody was enhanced!! We would recommend him to any family that needs courteous, prompt, honest, and truly knowledgeable council from a family man. He understands and works hard to make sure that the ball is in your court, or at least played fairly.
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Posted by Elisabeth | September 7, 2014
Recommendation.
I highly recommend Benjamin. He is knowledgeable, trustworthy, keeps me informed and makes me feel secure during my divorce/ custody process.
Posted by Clay | August 29, 2014
A true friend; oh, & a lawyer...
There is a genuiness and humbleness about Mr. Porter... He is somewhat soft spoken, that seemingly works to his advantage and adds to his character. I found him to be quite knowledgeable as well as well-veresed! He didn't feel like a lawyer- I didn't feel like a client! We shared sympathy, empathy, and a few good laughs like a couple of old buds. I really enjoyed our conversations and the time we shared together, you truly feel like your working together and that he's not just working for you; nor that your just a paycheck and not a person! I would recommend him in a heartbeat! Every situation differs but he is accustomed. I trust him to get the job done. I feel like he's family. Who knows, maybe we're distant cousins! Money well earned, money well spent... You cannot put a price on children, you cannot put a price on piece of mind, and you cannot put a price on LOVE! Thank you sir, you truly are a blessing! I pray over your family, your business, and the many families you will help! Peace, joy, love!
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Posted by Roselyne | August 22, 2014
Best of the best Lawyers!!
I hired Mr Porter to be my lawyer during my divorce in 2011, at the time I was going through medical school and hardly had time to deal with the school, raising a child as a single mum (since my ex-husband and I were separated at the time), and deal with divorce. Mr Porter was very professional and kind, he took up the case whole heartedly and did far beyond what I expected, he handled all the communications between my ex-husband and I, he kept me uptodate with every detail of the case, helped collect all the information needed at the court, really worked hard. I moved out of state before the final ruling and he handled all that was needed to be done. Am very pleased to have had Mr Porter as my lawyer, I truly believed God saw what I had to deal with and led me to a trustworthy hardworking person so I'd not get a breakdown. He is a great lawyer and I'd recommend him to anybody. All I can say is thank you Mr Porter!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2012
Great Lawyer!!!
After dealing with a terrible attorney during my divorce, I hired Ben to handle some post divorce issues. I could not believe how much more professional Ben was compared to my prior attorney. He was quick to return phone calls, charged a fair price, and handled my situation with ease. Most importantly, he handled my case with compassion. I highly recommend Ben to anyone in need of a good divorce attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2012
mothergoose
Excellent lawyer. He was very well prepared for my case at each hearing. He was knowledgeable and organized. I would highly recommend him for anyone needing legal support for custody of children.
Posted by Stephopson | December 21, 2011
Thank you!!!
Given the unfortunate circumstances of my divorce, Ben was patient, informative, compassionate, and very knowledgeable of the process.
Posted by Angie | December 9, 2011
Pleasant and Knowledgeable
A friend referred me and I have already referred the firm to a friend because my lawyer is very knowledgeable when it comes to what one should ask for and might get out of a divorce.
Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Son's divorce
I wouldn't use him,he hasn't returned my son's calls and he is trying to say he gonna charge him more! When he has already paid him...gonna report to bars association as well!
Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2009
Destroys cases
Benjamin Porter is not on top of his game, he should not be allowed to practice law anywhere in the country, literally destroyed my case, he misformed me that a crucial court order was still standing although the order had been revoked for over 6 weeks. This misinformation had an unfavorable bearing on my case. Spent unnecessary time and money based on bad advice that he gave me. His passive personality and lack of litagation skills was indicative to the way he clammed up in the corner like a scared chicken and allowed the opposing attorney dominate the hearing. i had to speak up for myself to save my case while he was sitting right beside me and wouldn't say nothing. Continued to state that he was in control of the situation but let the opposing attorney shut him down without a fight. If u expect a victory Ben Porter will not deliver. Ben Porter is not cut out for this type of work. Better off representing myself which is exactly what happened during my sixty day status conference which was August 6, 2009 at 3:00pm. Ben, if ur reading this u know who i am. Better yet let me help you out if u dont. This is Howard Harper.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-300 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Porter Law Firm, LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Cordell & Cordell
  • 2006 - 2009

Education

  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Wake Forest University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Divorce - Fulton County
  • Client is awarded sole custody. She also receives buyout from Husband's businesses, alimony, child support, private schooling, and attorneys fees.

Associations

  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Trial Practice Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Cordell & Cordell, P.C.
  • Top Overall Attorney
  • 2008
  • Custer-Tuggle Award for Excellence in Family Law
  • Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Pupil
  • Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn of Court
  • 2005

Publications

  • Atlanta Bar Association Family Law Newsletter
  • Can I get my marriage annulled?
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • Divorce Law
  • 2014
  • Emory University School of Law
  • Divorce Law
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Benjamin
Family Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ben is a very professional attorney with knowledge of family law."
Family Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Other
"I had the distinct privilege of working with Ben throughout our legal education. Ben is an exceptional lawyer that gives his clients individual attention and care that has earned him a great deal of respect for his knowledge and practice."
Family Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ben is great to work with. Fights vigorously for his clients but always courteous and professional. Extremely knowledgable in Family Law. Divida Gude"
Family Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I went to school with Mr. Porter. I can say that he has always been a hard working, good natured, individual. He is a genuine pleasure to deal with. I have referred family law cases to Mr. Porter and he has always treated these individuals with the utmost respect and professionalism."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Benjamin. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
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