Skip to main content

Matthew Robert Porter

Tax Attorney at Columbus, OH

4.9   8 reviews

also known as Matthew R. Porter

  • Licensed for 15 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Tax
    Buried in tax liabilities? Being audited? IRS causing you to stress out? We can help! Our firm resolves tax problems. We have helped numerous taxpayers achieve tax freedom. Contact the experienced tax attorney at Porter Law Office, LLC today!

    14 years

  2. Immigration
    Porter Law Office, LLC offers comprehensive family-based and employment immigration law services. Contact an experienced Columbus, Ohio immigration attorney to discuss your immigration options.

    16 years

Porter Law Office, LLC is an AV Preeminent Rated boutique law firm practicing exclusively in the areas of tax controversy and U.S. immigration law.

The firm handles complex tax controversy matters focusing on tax audits, appeals, tax court litigation, collection alternatives including offers in compromise, installment agreements, currently not collectible status, tax liens and levies, penalty abatement, innocent spouse relief, and voluntary disclosures before the IRS.

On the immigration side, the firm has in depth experience obtaining H-1B visas, green cards (marriage to U.S. citizens, family, or through employment PERM), as well as obtaining U.S. citizenship through the naturalization process. As an IRS-approved Certifying Acceptance Agent, the firm assists taxpayers obtain ITINs.

Photos and videos


Porter Law Office, LLC
800 Cross Pointe Road
Suite N
Columbus, OH, 43230

Similar lawyers nearby


4.9 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Posted by Armando | April 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tax and Immigration Expertise
It is wonderful to find a lawyer who is knowledgeable in both immigration and tax law, as the two areas can often overlap. Grateful to Mr. Porter for helping us.
Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smooth & successful immigration process!
Matt was fantastic. He made the process so easy on us, and he explained everything very clearly and effectively. He really helped ease our concerns, and was professional and efficient at every step. We couldn't recommend him more strongly!
Posted by Marilyn | January 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Tax Attorney
I found myself in a difficult tax situation 3 years ago. I met with Mr. Porter and was impressed with his knowledge professionalism and caring attitude. He has completed my complex taxes for 3 years and has never failed to get me the best possible outcome. I highly recommend Mr. Porter for any tax situation. I live in Ms. but will continue to use him because of the trust I have in his ability to take care of my taxes in the best possible way.
Read less
Posted by Mark McCray | March 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Tax Attorney!
Absolutely fantastic experience working with Mr. Porter on a very difficult tax situation that resulted from an unexpected death in the family. Mr. Porter sat down with us and listened to our situation and then explained to us our options in a professional, courteous and concise manner. When we retained him, Mr. Porter immediately filed with the IRS and took over all correspondence with them which was a huge relief to us. Mr. Porter made himself available to answer questions via phone call or email and always did his best to keep us calm and informed. Ultimately, he succeeded in getting us the outcome we needed. I would highly, highly recommend Mr. Porter's firm to any and all facing a difficult tax situation.
Read less
Posted by Tim | October 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Service
Matt was extremely professional, supportive and effective throughout our application process. We received his full attention and effort with each step along the way. The online portal was also easy to use.
Posted by Jia Liu | October 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experience in application for a green card
I was applying for a green card in 2015 for marriage. My husband (a US citizen) and I (from China) contacted Mr. Porter in February I guess, we set up a meeting in his office and got a brief idea of what is needed and then we spent some time preparing materials he suggested, such as photos and paper work (lease, tax return etc). We also filled the official forms (don't remember the exact name, but the one submitted to emigration). We then set up a second meeting and he examined all the materials we prepared and helped us checked the form and made sure we got all the materials needed and everything was correct. He then submitted all the materials to Emigration in April, and I got my green card in July, which in my opinion is super fast. The best part about the experience is all the mail that I got from Emigration is also sent to him, so I never need to worry that I miss any important letter or notice, which is really helpful to me since I paranoid a lot about this type of thing.
Read less
Posted by Parmeet Kaur Manchanda | October 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nice lawyer
Matt is just a great person and works to the expectation. His paper work is perfect. Also provides free advices several times
Posted by Erika | March 21, 2012
H1-B visa
The process for my H-1B visa wasn’t easy, but Mr. Porter knew exactly what to do to get the visa approved. Thanks to Mr. Porter, I got my work visa and now, I’m planning to get my GREEN CARD! I highly recommend Mr. Porter and his law firm for any immigration related issues as well as IRS tax matters. Erika [removed by Avvo Staff] Operations Research Analyst
Read less
View less reviews


  • Hourly Rates $ 150-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Porter Law Office, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Business and Tax Lawyer
  • Nardone Law Group, LLC
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistant
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Immigration Lawyer
  • Shihab & Associates Co.
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Intake Officer
  • Columbus City Prosecutor's Office
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Legal Assistant
  • The Legal Office of the Governor of Ohio
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Real Estate Appraiser
  • The Charles R. Porter Company
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Legal Intern
  • Schiff & Associates
  • 2003 - 2003
View all work experience


  • Capital University Law School
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2012
  • Capital University
  • JD
  • 2008
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Trinity v. Testa, Ohio Tax Commissioner
  • BIA reversed final determination
  • IRS Penalty Abatement
  • Fully abated penalties
  • IRS Frozen Refund
  • $2M refund granted


  • Columbus Bar Association, Business Tax Committee
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2017
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Ohio cha
  • Chair, Young Lawyers Section
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2018
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Unauthorized Practice of Law Committeee
  • 2010 - 2011
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Ohio chapter)
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2012
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Top Lawyers
  • Columbus C.E.O. Magazine
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers
  • Columbus C.E.O. Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers
  • Columbus C.E.O. Magazine
  • 2015
  • Certifying Acceptance Agent
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • 2014
  • CALI Award, Federal Tax Procedure (Tax Controversy)
  • The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2011
  • CALI Award, Advanced Individual Income Tax Problems
  • The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2011
  • CALI Award, Tax and Professional Responsibility
  • The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2007
View all awards

Speaking Engagements

  • Tax Planning for the Real Estate Professional
  • The Home Office Deduction for Real Estate Professionals
  • 2012
  • Fundamentals of H-1B
  • One Year After the Third Party Neufeld Memo: Practical Solutions for What Lies Ahead.
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (6)
Endorse Matthew
Tax Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Porter for over ten years. I know him to be an intelligent, experienced attorney who is knowledgeable on a variety of topics. The professionalism exhibited by Matthew is of the highest quality. The legal profession is fortunate to have an attorney like Mr. Porter. I vigorously endorse Mr. Porter."
Tax Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt porter is an exceptionally skilled tax lawyer who uses his dynamic experience to advance his clients' interests. I highly recommend him."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Tax Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. You can tell this attorney cares. He is extremely knowledgable, competent and willing to answer you're questions."
Tax Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a hard worker that is very personable. He is an experienced tax law attorney and is a highly skilled legal scholar. I strongly recommend Matt as a qualified and competent attorney in Ohio."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the privilege of knowing Mr. Porter both personally and professionally for years. In that time, I have witnessed and admired his: strong intellectual ability, client-focused approach, and personal and professional integrity. Mr. Porter superbly assesses and resolves difficult legal issues while offering honest, personable service to his clients. Mr. Porter has my highest recommendation!"
Unknown Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew has an impeccable work ethic and an educational pedigree that makes him an easy recommendation. Throughout my personal and professional interactions with Matthew I have admired his demeanor and aptitude for achieving success for his clients and himself. I am happy to endorse Matthew as a highly competent, diligent, and professional attorney."
View more endorsements
Bankruptcy and debt
Chapter 7 bankruptcy
Real estate
Social Security & Disability
Criminal defense