William G. Porter

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Offices Columbus
Phone 614.464.5448
Fax 614.719.4911

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Bill is a partner and immediate past chair of the firm’s litigation practice group. His practice focuses on complex litigation where, for over 35 years, he has led trial teams, litigated and tried a wide variety of cases on behalf of public and private corporations and their directors and officers, including class actions and injunctions in federal and state courts. As lead trial lawyer, he has litigated on diverse legal topics, including products liability, health and patient care, corporate, banking, fiduciary and commercial matters.

Bill regularly appears in both federal and state trial and appellate courts. He has tried more than 40 jury and bench trials and has appeared multiple times before the Ohio Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for Sixth Circuit and numerous state courts of appeal. He recently argued before the Ohio Supreme Court, where he successfully defended a business issue of company-wide significance for a Fortune 50 company.

Bill is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is listed in Chambers and Partners, Ohio Super Lawyers and the Best Lawyers in America.

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Bill is a frequent lecturer on attorney-client privilege issues, internal investigations and on trial advocacy issues, including presentations to the Ohio State Bar Association on “How to Handle the Obstreperous Lawyer in Depositions,” “Real Evidence for Trial Attorneys,” and “Ethical Vignettes for the Trial Lawyer."

Bill is a member of the American Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Columbus Bar Association.

Bill received his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He received his B.A. cum laude from Amherst College.

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