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J Porter deVries

De Vries Law Hawaii, LLLC
Contact: 808.339.3200
Law School: Pace University School of Law - Pace University
Jurisdictions: Hawaii
New York


About J Porter deVries
Prior to starting his practice in Hawaii, Porter worked as an associate attorney at Segal Gebski, in the Financial District. At this firm, Porter was involved in all aspects of commercial litigation, including document review, trial preparation, and he second-seated the principal attorneys during trial. Porter successfully resolved a $6 million defamation suit and avoided liability for a commercial shipper in connection with damage to a well-known Joan Miro painting. Porter worked as a law clerk at the top-rated intellectual property firm: Cowan, Liebowitz, & Latman. He worked closely with senior attorneys on international trade matters involving import/export regulations, warehousing contracts/remedies, and intellectual property (gray goods). Porter was involved in defending a client against copyright infringement claims asserted by an international designer. During law school, Porter served as a legal adviser to the United Nations mission of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. In this role, Porter regularly participated in international meetings and conferences at UN Headquarters. He prepared a comprehensive report on international environmental commitments that was used to shape the IUCN's position at Earth Summit 2012 in Rio De Janeiro. From this experience Porter developed a deep desire to act locally. His community involvement is a direct product of his experience at the United Nations. Porter graduated cum laude from Pace Law School and received certificates in International and Environmental Law; he graduated phi beta kappa from Penn State University with a B.A. in Economics & Policy.
Practice Areas
  • Real Estate Law
  • Construction Law
  • Business Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York 
Pace University School of Law - Pace UniversityJ.D. (2012)International and Environmental Law
Honors: Phi Alpha Delta (honors society) Editor: Green Law Journal
Pennsylvania State University - University ParkB.A. (2009)Environmental Political Economy
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
Professional Associations
Member, Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce


Website: De Vries Law Hawaii



75-5591 Palani Rd, Suite 2003
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Telephone: 808.339.3200