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James W. Porter

James W. Porter

Partner

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP
Alabama, U.S.A.

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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

Education

  • 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
Blogs

Declassified
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

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...

Family Business Advocates
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Bradley’s Family Business Advocates Blog is a resource for family business owners and advisors. All business owners must plan ahead, think strategically and manage risk in order for their businesses to thrive. Family business owners must also manage family dynamics in the business, build...

Patent 213
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

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...

Tennessee Appellate Review
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

A successful appeal depends on counsel’s substantive understanding of appellate rules, procedures, and strategies. The Tennessee Appellate Review blog is a resource for commentary and insights on the latest state and federal appellate news. Join the conversation as we analyze decisions from the...

The Law of Order
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

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...

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