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Karin Riley Porter
Prior to launching Karin Riley Porter Attorney at Law, Ms. Porter served nine years as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Virginia, handling cases ranging from DUIs to serious violent felonies. She has litigated thousands of cases during her career and is known as an aggressive and shrewd defense attorney with a strong track record for success. That is due in part to Ms. Porter’s extensive experience as a prosecutor, which provides her with unique knowledge and training that set her apart from most other criminal defense attorneys. Due to her prior experience, Ms. Porter has an innate understanding of how law enforcement functions when it investigates crimes, and how prosecutors build and prepare their cases for trial. This perspective allows her to build a strong defense strategy for each and every one of her clients.
Awards and Education
Ms. Porter is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Association of Trial Lawyers. She is a member of the National College for DUI Defense and has been elected Chair of the Economic Opportunities Commission of Alexandria. Ms. Porter is a member of the State Bar of Virginia and is federally barred in the Eastern District of Virginia. She is a graduate of Penn State and earned her law degree, with honors, from George Mason University School of Law. After finishing law school, Ms. Porter had the honor of working for a Fairfax County Circuit Court judge as a law clerk.
Philosophy and Dedication
Ms. Porter believes all those accused of crimes have a right to devoted legal representation. That is why she brings a comprehensive, detail-oriented focus to every case with which she is involved. Ms. Porter’s clients can depend on her to examine every possible legal strategy to use in a defense against criminal charges, and to provide valuable advice on the best course of action to take. She is able to do this by attending frequent seminars and training sessions so that she can stay ahead of the curve when it comes to law enforcement and prosecutorial trends. This is especially true in defending against DUI and drug charges and other criminal offenses that involve evidence of a biologic and scientific nature.
Karin Riley Porter in Her Own Words
Below are several links to question-and-answer pages excerpted from an interview with Karin Riley Porter in which she discusses her experience as both a Virginia criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor.
- On Criminal Defense Experience
- On Mistakes and Legal Counsel
- On Being a Former Prosecutor
- On The Prosecutor’s Office
- On Switching from Prosecution to Defense
- On Domestic Violence