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Karin Riley Porter

Karin_PorterPrior to joining Price Benowitz, Karin Riley Porter served nine years as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Virginia, handling cases ranging from DUIs to serious violent felonies. She has handled thousands of cases during her career. Ms. Porter’s extensive experience as a prosecutor provides her with knowledge and training that set her apart from other criminal defense attorneys. Ms. Porter understands how law enforcement officers investigate crimes and how prosecutors build and prepare their cases for trial. This perspective allows her to build a strong defense strategy for each of her clients. 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 University 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.

Ms. Porter believes those accused of crimes have a right to devoted legal representation, and 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 one to take.

Karin Riley Porter In Her Own Words

In the following pages, Karin Riley Porter discusses her experience as both a Virginia criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor, in addition to specific offenses such as DUI, reckless driving, and domestic violence.