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Bolivar Claudio Porta

Divorce and separation Attorney at Coconut Grove, FL

5.0   20 reviews

also known as Bo Porta

  • Licensed for 27 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1996
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Bolivar

Learn Bolivar’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation

    28 years, 200 cases

  2. Domestic violence

    28 years, 200 cases

  3. Criminal defense
    Specializing in white collar criminal defense with a concentration in all drug offenses, fraud, DUI's, serious traffic offenses and domestic violence.

    28 years, 750 cases

  4. Family
    Prenuptial agreements, marital settlement agreements, uncontested divorces, Dissolution of marriage proceedings involving child custody matters, spousal support and domestic violence injunctions.

    28 years, 300 cases

  5. Litigation
    Personalized and aggressive representation of individuals and companies involved in civil litigation focusing on commercial and professional disputes.

    28 years, 100 cases

TRIAL ATTORNEY Bolivar “Bo” C. Porta provides premier representation for individual and corporate clients requiring aggressive litigation and personal attention on multi-issue complex cases. Counselor Porta’s focus includes Family Law, Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation matters.  Successfully representing clients in proceedings which include but are not limited to Jury trials, Bench trials, Adversarial Evidentiary Hearings, Temporary/Permanent Injunction Final Hearings for dating/repeat/domestic violence, Mediation, Baker Act, Marchman Act, Administrative Proceedings, and Appeals, Mr. Porta’s practice couples personal attention to “high-stakes” cases. Attorney Bo Porta procures positive outcomes that could potentially affect your freedom, livelihood, driving privileges, equitable distribution of marital home and assets, spousal support, child custody & time-sharing, injunctive relief, and contractual rights.

Trial Attorney Bo Porta strategically and closely counsels his clients and is personally available to organize case facts and formulate an accurate and appropriate litigation strategy. Trial Attorney Bo Porta has an excellent reputation and has been awarded numerous successful verdicts in Family Law, Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation Cases for over 25 years. Attorney Porta offers a wide range of legal and professional resources and is committed to devoting time and attention to the clients’ needs and their case. 

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Bolivar C. Porta, P.A.
2921 SW 27th Ave
Coconut Grove, FL, 33133-3703

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Edgar | March 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Porta recently handled a civil litigation case for us here in South Florida. His dedication and attention to detail in this case resulted in a very successful outcome. I highly recommend his legal advice and services. I have referred members of my family and friends to Mr. Porta. An excellent attorney!
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2022
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Knowledgeable & Experienced
I am glad to have hired Bolivar Porta, three times, and every time he has delivered with exceptional professionalism. Mr. Porta is punctual, organized, realistic, always available, has common sense, knowledgeable, and Experienced. Everything I needed a lawyer to be. I have recommended him and will continue to do so. Thank you, Mr. Porta.
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Posted by Javier | March 21, 2022
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Best DUI defense
Mr Porta assisted my family in getting a DUI case resolved. He was very professional and is a great communicator, and was very attentive through the whole process. We are very satisfied with his work and would hire him again if I needed a lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2022
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domestic violence
very professional lawyer i highly recommend. great defense lawyer for domestic violence i won my case with his representation
Posted by Francisco Lladó | March 17, 2022
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Attorney Bolivar Porta and his company have been successfully winning each and every single of my cases in the past decade involving accidental, financial, and other personal litigations. Mr Porta is the most reliable, gets the best results for you, and makes it extremely convenient for you to continue with your work life and personal life while he works hard for you. I highly recommend his services based on my perfect successful score. I will continue to use his services for anything I need in the future.
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Posted by Mike | November 3, 2018
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Mr. Bolivar Porta is a consummate professional; level headed, direct and unwavering. He is clear, realistic and no nonsense about the realities of the legal system and he over delivered for me. Bo is a winner.
Posted by Libnir | November 30, 2016
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Great Job
Mr. Porta is a great lawyer and he knows the law. He is easy to work with and a straight shooter. I would recommend Mr. Porta to anyone looking to be cleared of any wrongful doing.
Posted by Maria J M | July 27, 2016
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Optimal results
Words can't explain how grateful I am for attorney Bo Porta. My husband had a serious violation of probation and chances of him getting out were very slim. Against the odds, Bo Porta obtained better results than we expected. He met my husband in jail numerous times, kept me updated and would call back quickly every time I called. In the court room you could tell he was in authority and he was always punctual. My husband was released from jail very fast due to Mr. Porta's excellent representation. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for optimal results.
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Posted by Sandra | June 8, 2016
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Truly professional and personal service
I am very glad I hired Mr. Porta to represent me. He handled my case very professionally and quickly resolved my case without needing to go to trial. Mr. Porta was very responsive and personally addressed every question I had and everything needed to close my case with a solid,result in my favor. If you need legal help, I highly recommend Mr. Porta. Bo, I can't thank you enough.
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Posted by Olga | November 14, 2015
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Professional Dedicated and Compassionate
After weeks of carefully Searching for an attorney I had the pleasure of Retaining Mr. Bo Porta as my legal Counsel in a Family Law Case. I felt I was always properly informed and he was always available when I needed him day or night. He was Compassionate and honest and made sure to obtain the best possible outcome in my situation. He went above and beyond at times and I am very grateful for that. If the need ever arose where I needed representation in the future Bo would be my go to guy! Thanks again Bo!
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Posted by Gustavo | August 5, 2015
Life Saver
I was suit in a civil case for a Lot of money. Bo was fast easy nice effective cordial and very inexpensive. He got the settlement for a lot less than I even imagined. Thank You Bo Porta!
Posted by Martha | July 15, 2015
Excellent Representation
Bolivar Porta had the unfortunate occasion to represent me twice and each time, he was professional, punctual, and delivered appropriate results. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Erica Young | July 10, 2015
Great Attorney!
From the moment we consulted with Attorney Porta we knew he would be a great Attorney. He handled my family law case and my sister's criminal case. He was attentive to our cases and knew the law like the back of his hand. He guided both of us through each of our cases and helped us understand the entire process. I was confident all the way through my case. Sure enough, I won my case and so did my sister! He is a great Attorney with many years of experience, and he clearly knew what he was doing. I would recommend him to anyone seeking an experienced attorney who can represent them. My sister and I are both really happy with our Attorney.
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Posted by Laura G. | July 9, 2015
Great Legal Experience
Mr. Porta was referred by a friend to work on a recent criminal case. He was very thorough (and successful) in the pursuit of the truth. During the course of trial preparation I was kept informed of everything going on (which put me at great ease) and was confident in his abilities. He has also been a great source of legal knowledge in other areas (asked recently about family legal issues) providing all options available for the best possible outcome. He is willing to make time to see and speak with you, and he's at your disposal when necessary. I will definitely do as my friend did and refer Mr. Porta for any further future legal issues.
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Posted by Dominic | June 26, 2015
Great attorney
I retained the services of Mr Porta on several different legal matters over the past few years. Ok each occasion, he was extremely knowledgeable on the topics, very accessible, professional and delivered the results that I needed. I would recommend Bo to anyone needing a good lawyer.
Posted by Tom | June 25, 2015
Always there
Bolivar has represented me in criminal and family court issues and has gone above and beyond at all times. He is very determined and goal oriented. he will tell you the truth not what you want to hear but will go out of his way to get the best results possible. I would recommend Bolivar for any legal advise and representation.
Posted by David | June 25, 2015
best lawyer in Miami
If I ever need a lawyer this is the man I call, his ability in the courtroom is second to none, in my trial he was more than able to show the jury the truth of my situation.
Posted by Debora | February 27, 2015
DETERMINED and professional with genuine compassion
I have consulted with Mr. Porta on different issues regarding criminal defense and family law. His knowledge and professional advice has helped me to thoroughly understand my legal options and successfully navigate through a potentially devastating situation. I have confidently referred family and friends (assault with a deadly weapon charges; immigration; domestic violence) to Mr. Porta knowing he would be their best defense. He successfully was. I recommend attorney Bolivar Porta.
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Posted by Mercedes | February 25, 2015
Caring and compassionate
I have worked on two different legal issues with Mr. Porta. I have known him for approximately one and a half years. From the beginning, he was a very professional, caring and involved which is what I needed. He made sure I was informed 100% every step of the way and he made sure I understood my options. He worked hard for me to reach my goals. He is also very good at interconnecting different lawyers for different issues, thus covering and protecting you in every way. I recommend Mr. Porta wholeheartedly to anyone that needs legal help in his line of expertise.
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Posted by Leony | February 25, 2015
Me Bolivar Porta
Overall the experience was a very positive one. Mr Porta and his staff are very professional. He had put best interest always in mind. I would definitely recommend him and his staff!!!
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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney
  • Bolivar C. Porta P.A.
  • 1998 - Present
  • Senior Attorney
  • Law Offices of Mark A. Kamilar
  • 1998 - 2003
  • Senior Attorney
  • Criminal Defense Center
  • 1998 - 2003
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Mark A. Lefcourt
  • 1998 - 2003
  • Specially Appointed Public Defender
  • Dade County Public Defender's Office
  • 1997 - 2006
  • Associate Attorney
  • Soven & Wax PA
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Clerk
  • Federal Magistrate Judge Linnea Johnson
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Public Defender
  • Criminal Law Clinic New Orleans Tulane Law School
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Fellowship
  • New Orleans Legal Assistance Corporation
  • 1993 - 1994
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  • Tulane University Law School
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Cambridge University Trinity College UK
  • Summer Law program
  • 1995
  • Universite de Paris (Le Sorbonne)
  • Law program
  • 1995
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • 1994
  • Tulane University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Permanent Injunction For Protection Against Domestic Violence With Children & Paternity
  • Verdict Granting Permanent Injunction For Protection Against Domestic Violence With Children
  • Diaz, Reus, Trag, L.L.P. v. Jorge Robles-Martinez et al
  • Dismissal (F.W.O.P.)
  • State v. Maria Lorena Cabezas Pereira
  • Nolle Pros (Dismissal)


  • Coconut growth chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Florida Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Current/past Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Current/past Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Current/past Member
  • 1998 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2022
  • Best DUI Lawyers in Miami
  • Expertise
  • 2022
  • Best DUI Lawyer in Miami
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • Best DUI Lawyer in Miami
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Best DUI lawyers in Miami
  • Expertise
  • 2016
  • Orleans Parish Public Defender's Office
  • Tulane Law School Clinical Program
  • 1995
  • Warren E. Mouledoux Fellowship
  • Legal Aid New Orleans, Louisiana Landlord/Tenant Unit
  • 1994
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Speaking Engagements

  • Tulane Alumni Association Luncheon
  • DUI and Criminal Defense
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (4)
Endorse Bolivar
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Bo for years. I first met him when i was a Miami Dade Police Officer. He is an aggressive advice that really looks out for his clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Porta is an excellent attorney that goes above and beyond to help his clients. It is a pleasure to work with him on cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have know Bo since he graduated from law school. When we met I was very impressed with his legal acumen and outgoing personality. He had all of the attributes needed to be a successful criminal defense attorney, so I hired him as my associate. He became an invaluable asset to my law firm and clients. We worked together for quite a while, until he decided to open his own practice. Since then, Bo has distinguished himself with judges and his colleagues based upon his professionalism and knowledge of the law. His clients are well served with him as their advocate. If you are considering retaining him, or if you already have, I highly endorse and recommend Bo!"
Litigation Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent attorney and very knowledgeable in his field."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without any reservation whatsoever. I have known Bo Porta since before he was sworn into become a member of The Florida Bar. Over the years, I have referred many criminal matters to him, especially Spanish speaking clients. Any client in trouble with the law would be well-served to be represented by Bo Porta. Bo is an effective advocate and is known for delivering excellent results for his clientele. If you, or someone you know needs serious criminal defense, call Bo Porta, period!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Experienced and dedicated to zealously advocating for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Porta is an exceptionally qualified attorney."
Family Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Bo on a complicated international divorce matter that included finances and high emotions. He was very professional and handled the matter to the benefit of his client. He was also diligent in responses and communication ."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have been cocounsel and opposing counsel on several matters with Mr. Porta. My experience with him was extremely collaborative In attempting to resolve our respective clients issues. Likewise, he is prepared to zealously advocate for and pursue his clients best interest at all times. And he is very poised and articulate in the court room. I recommend this lawyer to anyone with a family law issue that needs to be handled in a timely, professional and cost-effective manner."
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