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

Hofstra University
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
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Professional Experience
The Law Office of David Porter
- Current
Adjunct Professor
Queens College
Professional Associations
New York State Bar  # 2050060
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Chicago Bar Association
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National Employment Lawyers Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Illinois
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New York
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    On certain matters, such as negotiating severance/ increased severance.
Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Additional Practice Areas
  • Employment Contracts & Non-Compete Agreements
  • Negotiating Severance Packages
  • Ongoing Employment Advice
  • Unemployment Hearings
  • Retaliation
  • Age Discrimination
  • Federal Court & EEOC/ IDHR Proceedings
  • Overtime Claims
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Wage Claims
  • English
Websites & Blogs
David Porter's Website Profile
Law Office of David Porter's Website
Chicago Employment Lawyer Blog
Contact & Map
33 N LaSalle St, #2000
Chicago, IL 60602
Telephone: (312) 236-1207
Fax: (844) 270-1764