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Meet Karin Riley Porter

As a former Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Virginia turned criminal defense lawyer, Karin Riley Porter brings a wealth of experience to all of her clients’ cases. During her nine years as a prosecutor, Ms. Porter tried countless cases and is therefore uniquely qualified to understand how cases are filed, investigated, and fought from a prosecutor’s perspective. This kind of insight is invaluable and sets her apart from so many other criminal defense attorneys. Due to her prior career as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney and current successes in criminal defense, you can be certain that Ms. Porter can construct a legal strategy and advise her clients in a matter that is detail-oriented and designed to earn the best possible results. She is also well-qualified to prepare for any potential legal hurdles that may occur in any given case, whether it’s a first-time DUI offense or a violent felony charge.

Past Awards and Accolades

Ms. Porter’s legal acumen has been recognized numerous times by her clients and her peers. She has achieved a perfect score of 10 on Avvo, she is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and she was named one of the top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Association of Trial Lawyers. Ms. Porter is also a member of the National College for DUI Defense, she is a member of the State Bar of Virginia, and she is federally barred in the Eastern District of Virginia. Additionally, she was elected the Chair of the Economic Opportunities Commission of Alexandria.

Legal Training and Philosophy

After graduating from Penn State University Ms. Porter went on to attend George Mason University School of Law, where she earned her law degree with honors. She then had the honor of working as a law clerk for a Fairfax County Circuit Court Judge before launching her own legal career. After years of working as a prosecutor she switched to criminal defense based on her strongly-held belief that everyone accused of a crime deserves devoted legal representation. As such, Ms. Porter always strives to provide her clients the best possible representation.