James Porter

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Alabama, USA
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Practice Expertise

  • Litigation
  • Appellate
  • Class Actions

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate
  • Class Actions
  • Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Second Amendment and Firearms Manufacturing ...
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Jay Porter has extensive experience at both the trial and appellate levels of state and federal courts. He has represented individual and corporate clients in cases involving a wide spectrum of issues. While his practice has focused primarily on civil defense litigation, Jay has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in class actions, parties in defamation suits, defendants in asset forfeiture cases, parties involved in insurance-related actions, and plaintiffs in civil rights cases.

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 2011
  • Alabama, 2005

Court Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court, District of Columbia
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, District of Maryland


  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 2005, cum laude, Senior Editor, Alabama Law Review, Campbell Moot Court Board, Honor Court Defense Counsel, Bench and Bar
  • Dartmouth College, A.B. Classical Archaeology, 2000

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate
  • Class Actions
  • Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Second Amendment and Firearms Manufacturing Industry



The Declassified blog offers commentary and insights on the latest class action suits, significant class action opinions, relevant changes to laws and rules, and important class action trends. Declassified covers topics ranging from significant Supreme Court and appellate court decisions regarding class certification requirements to proposed or enacted legislation, rules and regulations that impact class action litigation to key industry developments that may indirectly impact class action...

It Pays to Be Covered

Bradley's It Pays to Be Covered Blog discusses insurance law developments and industry trends in property and casualty insurance, including the growing cyber insurance market, coverage for drones, and blockchain exposures. We also address practical risk management strategies of interest to risk managers, legal staff, and corporate officers and directors responsible for property and casualty insurance policy portfolios, claims management, and resolution. Our attorneys provide insights based on...

Patent 213

Patent law, like most things in life, is subject to change. Changes to patent laws not only impact investment in your existing IP, but directly shape strategies to protect your freedom to operate. The Patent 213 blog provides up-to-date, insightful analysis of the evolution in the written description and enablement requirements of 35 USC 112 and the subject matter eligibility requirements of 35 USC 101. The Patent 213 blog analyzes key decisions from the district courts and the Federal Circuit,...

The Law of Order

Bradley’s The Law of Order blog serves as a general parliamentary procedure resource, providing information about creation and revision of governing documents (constitutions, bylaws, or rules), application of Robert’s Rules of Order and other procedural authorities in a variety of contexts (such as nonprofits, political parties, homeowners associations, unions, churches, trade associations), and leadership of any type of organizational meeting. In an effort to make all things parliamentary more...


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