The Porter Law Firm was founded by James O. Porter in 1969 and has been in existence for over 50 years. Over the half-century of its existences, the Firm has fought countless civil rights battles in an effort to achieve equality for all and has faced corporate giants whose conduct and products has injured and killed many.
Marwan Porter, the managing partner of the Porter Law Firm, is one of the top personal injury trial lawyers in the county and has achieved over 1 BILLION DOLLARS in results for his clients. He is a proficient litigator specializing in wrongful death, personal injury, police brutality, trucking, premises liability, sexual assault, discrimination and business litigation cases, including tobacco litigation, mass torts and complex contractual disputes. He is licensed to practice law in multiple states including Florida, New York, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. Marwan works with many attorneys throughout the country to assist them in litigating, funding and maximizing the value of their cases..
As a result of his national success, in 2018 Marwan was appointed the Chair of the Small Firm and Solo Practitioner Division of the National Bar Association, which has been in existence since 1925. In 2019, Marwan Porter was sought out by The Cochran Firm, founded by one of the greatest trial lawyers in U.S. history, Johnny L. Cochran, Jr. As a Cochran lawyer, Marwan was successful in opening several Cochran offices throughout the country that represented many clients from disadvantage communities. Further, in 2019, Marwan founded Police Misconduct and Justice Task Force which was formed was to address the nation’s police brutality epidemic. Additionally, in July of 2019, Marwan achieved a record-breaking $5,250,000.00 motorcycle crash settlement in less than 45 days. In 2020, Marwan played an instrumental role in the historic $800 MILLION Las Vegas Mandalay Bay mass shooting settlement with MGM.
Upon graduating from law school, Marwan was hired by one of the most prominent and successful lawyers in the country, Willie E. Gary. Marwan trained directly under his mentor for approximately 10 years and learned to develop, process and litigate multi-million dollar cases. While working as a law clerk at the Gary Law Firm, Marwan assisted the firm in securing a $139,000,000 trial verdict against Anheuser-Busch and as an Attorney was instrumental in representing hundreds of clients in the $800,000,000 mass tort and class action division against big tobacco. In 2011 Marwan took over his father, James Porter’s law firm, which has been in operation since 1969. Marwan continues to work closely with Willie Gary and the Porter Law Firm acts as co-counsel in several Gary Law Firm cases. In less than 6 months, Marwan has grown the Porter Law Firm into a multi-million dollar organization. Marwan is a proficient litigator specializing in litigating wrongful death, catastrophic personal injury, discrimination and business litigation cases, including tobacco litigation and complex contractual disputes. He is licensed to practice law in multiple states including Florida, New York and Washington, D.C. and works with several attorneys throughout the country to assist in funding and maximizing the value of their cases.
As a result of his legal success, in 2011 Marwan was named one of the top 40 lawyers in the country under 40 years old and he was invited for membership into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum whose membership is limited to lawyers that have achieved verdicts or settlements in the amount of One Million dollars or more. Marwan is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., The American Bar Association, National Bar Association, and the Florida Justice Association.
Porter has been coined as this generation's champion for civil rights advocacy and reform. Porter handles several police shooting cases across the nation. Marwan acted as lead council along with famed attorney Willie E. Gary in a heavily litigated case against the City of Miami Beach, the City of Hialeah and 12 of their police officers for the brutal killing of Raymond Herisse. The officers shot at Raymond's stationary vehicle 112 times resulting in his death. As a result of Marwan's tenacity, litigation and trial skills, the case was resolved for close to the states max. More importantly, as a result of Marwan's zealous advocacy The City of Miami Beach of was forced to change its Police shooting policy. The City of Miami Beach is no longer able to shoot at moving vehicles. This policy encouraged by Marwan will surely save lives and promotes general safety.
In April 2017, Porter won what equates to be a nearly $1.4 billion judgment in a breach of contract case after he alleged that his partner cut him out of his share of a $23.6 billion tobacco verdict reached against R.J. Reynolds in 2014.
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