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David Porter
  • Employment Law, Civil Rights, Arbitration & Mediation
  • Illinois, New York
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Summary

David Porter, Esq. is an experienced, dedicated, and effective advocate for Chicago’s workforce.

Mr. Porter received his B.A. degree from the University of Michigan in 1982 and earned his Juris Doctor degree from Hofstra University in New York in 1985.

After law school Mr. Porter practiced law in New York for 10 years. Then he and his family moved to Illinois (to be closer to their family members), where he has been in private practice since 1995 (all at his current location).

For the last 30 years Mr. Porter has devoted himself to the practice of employment law primarily on behalf of employees. Mr. Porter has represented hundreds of clients against New York and Illinois employers, both large and small, in negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation of claims including retaliation (for protected complaints), discrimination (on the basis of age, race, pregnancy, sex, disability and national origin), FMLA, breach of contract, non-compete agreements, overtime/ wage and hour claims, and unemployment hearings. Mr. Porter has extensive experience in federal court, and EEOC/ IDHR proceedings, as well as in providing general employment advice, strategic counseling, preparing and reviewing employment contracts and non-compete agreements, and negotiating severance packages.

Mr. Porter is a proud member of the National Employment Lawyers Association and its Illinois affiliate (NELA). He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association (“CBA”), and is on the CBA’s referral panels for Employment Law and for Unemployment Hearings and Appeals.

Mr. Porter is a strongly-motivated advocate representing employees, and he provides good, practical, cost-effective advice and representation.

Education
University of Michigan Law School
B.A.
Hofstra University
J.D.
Professional Experience
Attorney
The Law Office of David Porter
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Adjunct Professor
Queens College
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Professional Associations
New York State Bar # 2050060
Member
Current
Chicago Bar Association
Member
Current
National Employment Lawyers Association
Member
Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Supreme Court of Illinois
New York
Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Additional Practice Areas
  • Wage Claims
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Overtime Claims
  • Federal Court & EEOC/ IDHR Proceedings
  • Age Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Unemployment Hearings
  • Ongoing Employment Advice
  • Negotiating Severance Packages
  • Employment Contracts & Non-Compete Agreements
Languages
  • English
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Websites & Blogs
Website
David Porter's Website Profile
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Law Office of David Porter's Website
Contact & Map
33 N LaSalle St, #2000
Chicago, IL 60602
USA
Telephone: (312) 236-1207
Fax: (844) 270-1764