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  • Phone: 903-600-HURT (4878)

    Fax: 903-705-6253

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After graduating from High School in Bryant, Arkansas, Greg Porter attended Baylor University. There, he studied Japanese and English. He graduated cum laude from Baylor University in 1993, and he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. After graduation, he taught English in Itayanagi, Japan. When he returned to Texas, he enrolled at Baylor University School of Law.

During law school, he was a member of the Baylor Law Review. He also participated in mock trial and moot court competitions. Mr. Porter graduated cum laude from Baylor Law School in 1997.

Following law school, Mr. Porter worked for a large civil defense firm in Dallas, Texas. He also obtained first-hand experience in representing and dealing with insurance companies while working for a multi-national insurance company.

In 2000, he moved to Tyler, Texas, where he worked for other law firms and gained valuable experience representing clients in a wide variety of civil cases. In 2013, Mr. Porter made the decision to found his own firm.

Professional experience and honors include the following:

  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy
  • Member of the East Texas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”) – Associate.
    • To obtain this ranking, a lawyer must have tried a minimum of twenty civil jury trials to jury verdict as lead counsel. They must also have been nominated, voted on, and approved by the members of the East Texas Chapter of ABOTA.
  • Top AV rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Register of Preeminent Lawyers.
    • This peer review rating is a testament to the fact that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.
  • Named as a Texas Super Lawyer – Rising Star by Thomson Reuters
    • 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2009.
Education
  • Baylor University, B.A., Japanese and English, cum laude, 1993
  • Baylor University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1997
Memberships
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • T. John Ward Inn of Court - Member
  • Smith County Bar Association
  • Smith County Bar Foundation
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • East Texas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates ("ABOTA") - Associate
  • Tex-ABOTA - Member
Admissions
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Western, Northern, and Southern Districts of Texas.
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • Texas State Courts, Fifth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court