|MN||Authorized to practice||1976||04/04/2017|
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
This means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.
David’s comment: “Bipolar Affective Disorder successfully treated; Reinstated. Recognized leader in providing services to other lawyers through Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers.”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Certification as Real Estate Specialist||Minnesota State Bar Association||2010|
|Hennepin County Bar Association||The Reinstatement Process in Minnesota||1996|
|Bench & Bar of Minnesota||The Need for a Lawyer Assistance Program in Minnesota||1995|
|Hamline University School of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||1976|
|Annual Solosmall Conference||Chemical Dependency and Mental Health Issues for Lawyers||2010|
Posted by Jon
My family was having very serious problems regarding an elderly mother who was being abused financially by a family member. We were very lucky to have found David Porter. He listened, he understood our issues & he responded immediately . The situation was resolved and we owe David our gratitude. Additional, his fees were very fair. Highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous
David was very nice however I believe he may need a receptionist. We had a scheduled appt but he wasn't in the office at that scheduled time. I tried calling but only got his vm. My sister and I waited for approx 30mins and he was a no show. Once he received my message he did call back and apologize. He said "I thought with all of our emails going back and forth, you had cancelled" I reminded him that I sent him an email asking to reschedule our appt from 10/9 to 10/14 at 4pm, he responded with "confirmed" 10mins later and there were no other emails between the two of us, aside from the day of our appt letting him know my sister would be at his office before I would and that was sent an hour before our confirmed appt time. So, I'm not sure where he got "all of our emails" from? He then said he was sorry and that he must've mixed us up with another client. Unfortunately this didn't give us the warm fuzzies, dependability is a must and first impressions are HUGE with me, therefore we are going with another attorney.
I will say he was very apologetic and seems like he would be a nice person to work with.
Posted by Colleen
I'm the oldest of 8 children, and one of my siblings was taking financial advantage of my elderly parents. I contacted David Porter for advice on how to deal with the situation. He came up with the idea of drawing up an Irrevocable Trust, naming me trustee. My Father died 3 years ago, and I was able to negotiate all that needed to be done financially by simply providing a copy of the Trust to Social Security, Banks, Credit Unions, etc. The money was readily available without having to go through my Mother, who was 94 at that time. Since then, I've been able to handle all her financial matters with absolutely no hassle. My soon to be 98 year old Mother is now in a beautiful extended care facility which she would not have been able to afford had my errant brother continued to take advantage of her "generosity!"
Within the last week, I referred one of my sisters to David. Her husband recently underwent a kidney transplant, and they needed advice on how best to deal with their estate planning, and what they needed to do immediately. My sister called me the next day to tell me how much she appreciated the referral. David was knowledgeable, kind, and caring. He clearly explained their options, and gave them a direction to go at this time. They have been through so much these past few months, and the information David provided relieved a great amount of stress and anxiety during this difficult time.
I would highly recommend Mr. Porter.
Christopher Walsh, Car accident Attorney
I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Porter is able to draw on his many years experience and apply it to Wills and Estates questions for me and my clients and provide incisive advice. He is a creative problem solver. Though I handle simple wills myself, I will bring Mr. Porter in on more complex Estate Planning matters.