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Michael S. Porter

Founder, Managing Partner

Born and raised in Upstate New York, Mike attended Harvard University where he distinguished himself as a student leader. At Harvard, he was an Army R.O.T.C. scholarship recipient, four-year letter winner and captain of the varsity lacrosse team, and elected by his peers to the student advisory board of the Harvard Varsity Club. Following his time in Boston, Mike returned home, earning his juris doctor degree from the Syracuse University College of Law.

After law school, Mike served four years on active duty in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, achieving the rank of Captain. While in the Army, Mike completed Airborne Training School at Ft. Benning, Georgia, and honed his trial skills as both a criminal prosecutor and criminal defense attorney while stationed at Ft. Riley, Kansas and Ft. Drum, New York.

Following his time in the Army, Mike returned to New York to raise his family and practice law. In that time, he has grown his practice as a respected and successful trial attorney, devoting his entire law practice to the representation of injured individuals and their families in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, and other categories of catastrophic personal injury. In his practice, Mike relies upon the guiding principles of hard work, devotion to client needs, and integrity in pursuit of the best possible results for his clients.

Between 2011 and 2014, Mike secured five results in excess of $1 million for the firm’s clients at consecutive trials – totaling more than $9 million in those cases alone. This string of trial results is a testament to Mike’s skills as a trial attorney, and to the unwavering focus and attention to detail that PLG provides to each and every client the firm represents.

Mike is currently a member of various local boards of directors, and is an active member of the New York State Bar Association, his local County Bar Association, and the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers and various other local charities. He lectures frequently on a wide variety of topics that impact his profession.


  • Syracuse University College of Law (J.D.) 1997
  • Harvard University (B.A.) 1994

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • United States District Court (Northern & Western Districts)

Professional & Community Activities

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Board of Directors, Fayetteville-Manlius Youth Lacrosse Association