CURRAN KIM PORTO was born in Mt. Holly, New Jersey, April 29, 1961. He received his Bachelor of Science in business degree in 1987 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, his Juris Doctorate degree in 1992 from Mississippi College of Law, and in 1993 his Master of Laws in Taxation from the Graduate School at the University of Florida.
Curran has been an attorney since 1992 and is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, Florida (admitted in 1994), and Kentucky (admitted in 2010). He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court in the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida and Eastern District of Pennsylvania. In 1992, while participating in the Federal Internship Program, he was appointed to assist the Newark, New Jersey District Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service. In July 1993, he was appointed a Federal Judicial Law Clerk for the late Honorable Thomas E. Baynes, Jr., Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division, and served in that position until July 1995. Along with considering himself to be a consumer rights advocate for property damage insurance claims, Curran also practices in the areas of other consumer protection laws including bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, real estate transactions, estate planning and elder law, and state and federal tax dispute resolution with his Tampa, Florida law firm of Porto Legal Center.
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|KY||Authorized to practice law||2010||07/09/2016|
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1994||06/20/2016|
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
An admonition means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar gives the lawyer an admonition in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.
Curran’s comment: “The reprimand was not related to a client - I actually asked the Bar for an opinion under the self reporting requirements and they issued a reprimand to me for filing a case in the wrong venue, not dishonesty. It was not about a client, fees, or a grievance. The opinion states that I did not mislead anyone, just that it “lacks candor” to the Court since there are specific rules on venue. The client related to the case was proud of me for fighting his battle.”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Managing Member||Austin Santo, LLC||2003 - Present|
|Attorney||Porto Legal Center||1998 - Present|
|Associate||Trenam, Kemker, et al.||1995 - 1997|
|Federal Judicial Law Clerk||The Honorable Thomas E. Baynes, Jr||1993 - 1995|
|Intern||Newark District Counsel for the IRS||1991 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Bar||Elder Law||2015 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Trusts||2015 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Probate||2015 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Tax Law||2015 - Present|
|In re Dicks, 306 B.R. 700 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2004)||Successful Injunction against Future Filings|
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|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||Taxation||LL.M - Master of Laws||1993|
|Mississippi College School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University||Business||BS - Bachelor of Science||1987|
|Planning for Long-Term Care||Preserving Family Assets||2015|