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Erika Shawn Porter

Criminal defense Attorney at Gallatin, TN

5.0   8 reviews

Licensed for 9 years

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Licensed for 9 years
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 11/19/2022

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Erika Shawn Porter
113 East Main Street
Gallatin, TN, 37066

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Posted by Richard | October 14, 2022
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Hard working attorney
She's very professional and has very confident presence in the courtroom.She is well respected and very confidential in her services.sShe did exactly what I ask of her and didn't do anything without asking first .She also explained the process during every aspect of the case.i would hire her again.
Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2022
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Review/Rating
I would highly recommend hiring Erika Porter! She is not only just a great human being in general but an amazing attorney. She works with you as a person and not just another client in the books… but with that being said she still knows the books to a literal tea. She very blunt about what is going on and what is going to be best for you. If I could rate 100 stars I for sure would!
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2021
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Beyond Exemplary
Ms. Porter has the passion, drive and determination it takes to hold her own and succeed in the hostile world that our justice system can be. I am a retired US Marine, and was wrongfully accused and charged with 4 serious felonies. Over the course of two years and several setback, Ms Porter never faltered. She tried everything in her power to resolve it reasonably, to no avail. Once my case went to trial, she performed beyond expectations. Even as the judge was actively working against us, heavily favoring the State with all decisions, and not allowing anyone to testify on my behalf, Ms. Porters was steadfast. Her words during closing arguments literally brought tears to the eyes of some of the jurors. And after a very tense 45 min wait...Not Guilty! I could not have asked for a better lawyer. I very much consider Ms. Porter a member of my family now. I've spent many a frustrated night talking to her, with never a complaint. If there was a way to give her 9 stars I would. Very much recommend!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2021
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My case
Mrs. Porter has come across to me in my time hiring her to defend me as very very smart. She knows what she is doing and furthermore is intimidating in all the good ways. She is what you would call feisty when dealing with the DA’s. She doesn’t sugar coat a lot of things so you know what you are dealing with, whilst having a sweet side to her at the same time. I appreciated her direct approach to me with what I was facing in court, and her blunt honesty. Her work ethic is high and I did indeed get the outcome I wanted out of my case. I never leave reviews but Erika deserved one in my case. If you want a lawyer with a sharp, quick mind contact this lawyer. I believe she has all the attributes I desired in a lawyer.
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Posted by Daniel | July 15, 2021
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Read this BEFORE hiring Erika Porter!
I was referred to Erika Porter by a well respected lawyer who took care of me and my families needs for years. 2 weeks ago, I found myself facing a civil matter AND domestic assault charge. My previous lawyer informed me he had begun his retirement, but recommended Erika Porter for her unique ability to handle these 2 separate charges, so of course I followed his advice. I must say, Ms. Porter is not the average lawyer. She is sharp, strategic, knowledgeable, and always seems to be a step ahead, thinking about the best long term outcome, even beyond the case. She's unequivocally in the top 1% of attorneys in Middle Tennessee. I know it's because it's her goal to be not just good, not just knowledgeable, sympathetic, and effective, but to be THE best. So if you can possibly retain her, I encourage you to jump on it RIGHT NOW. Oh, my charges and court date outcomes? How about dismissed and expunged on the spot. Highly, HIGHLY recommended!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2021
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Best Around!
Ms. Porter is a wonderful attorney, she worked day and night to not only iron out every fact of my case in order to fight it and get it expunged from my record, effectively and to the best of her ability, but she was also very personable and made sure to check up on me and make sure that I was staying strong and keeping my head high in order to get through such a tough time. If you want a lawyer that you can feel truly cares about you and getting you the best outcome she can possibly get, look no further than Erika Porter.
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Posted by Esther | February 24, 2020
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Amazing
She is an amazing lawyer kept me informed. Didnt BS was up front about everything she helped get my charges dropped and was in contacted always thank you Ms.Porter
Posted by Knowlson | February 5, 2019
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Awesome
A awesome lawyer . Worked my case kept me up to date on the process of my case ended up getting charges dismissed. Thank you so much much Ms Porter
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AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Porter Law
  • 2016 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • Sumner County Law Director's Office
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Judicial Commissioner/Magistrate
  • Sumner County Judicial Commissioner's Office
  • 2010 - 2013

Education

  • Nashville School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013

Associations

  • Sumner County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Sumner County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Sumner County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Sumner County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2015 - 2016
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Awards

  • Top Three Finalist -- Best Attorney/Law Firm in Sumner County
  • Sumner County's Best in 2022 Main Street Awards
  • 2022
  • Top Three Finalist -- Best Attorney/Law Firm in Sumner County
  • Sumner County's Best in 2021 Main Street Awards
  • 2021

Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Ethical Considerations for Tennessee Judicial Commissioners
  • 2015
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Initial Appearance Before a Magistrate
  • 2014

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Gallatin Criminal defense Lawyer Erika Shawn Porter
Erika Shawn Porter
Criminal defense Attorney
Gallatin, TN
Licensed for 9 years