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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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Practice areas


  1. Trusts: 35%
    24 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Business: 30%
    23 years, 5 thousand cases
  3. Real Estate: 15%
    18 years, 10 thousand cases
  4. Chapter 7: 10%
    23 years, 1 thousand cases
  5. Chapter 13: 10%
    23 years, 1 thousand cases



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Dale S. Davidson

    I have known and worked with Curran for 23 years. I have always known him to be professional and a staunch advocate for his clients. I would highly recommend Curran to be your lawyer.


    Dale Davidson Wills and living wills Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Sheila Dawn Norman

    I have known Curran for many years. He has excellent analytical skills and is dedicated to obtaining the best possible results for his clients.


    Sheila Norman Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Porto Legal Center/Curran K. Porto, P.A.

410 S. Ware Blvd Ste 404
Tampa, FL, 336194464


KYAuthorized to practice law201007/09/2016
FLMember in Good Standing199406/20/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Admonishment
    issued in FL, 2014


    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.”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing MemberAustin Santo, LLC2003 - Present
AttorneyPorto Legal Center1998 - Present
AssociateTrenam, Kemker, et al.1995 - 1997
Federal Judicial Law ClerkThe Honorable Thomas E. Baynes, Jr1993 - 1995
InternNewark District Counsel for the IRS1991 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida BarElder Law2015 - Present
Florida BarTrusts2015 - Present
Florida BarProbate2015 - Present
Florida BarTax Law2015 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Dicks, 306 B.R. 700 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2004)Successful Injunction against Future Filings
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1993
Mississippi College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBusinessBS - Bachelor of Science1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Planning for Long-Term CarePreserving Family Assets2015