Lisa Porter

Lisa R.J. Porter

Managing Partner

Location:
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Phone:
503-245-6309
866-945-1978 (Toll Free)
Fax:
503-530-8770

Lisa Porter, Esq., Managing Partner (admitted in OR and WA) grew up in Southern Oregon. She was raised by a mother with a disability. After years of debilitating symptoms that were progressive, her mother was finally diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. After high school, Lisa became a lead paralegal for eight years for a handicapped attorney. From an early age, Lisa understood the day to day struggles of those with disabilities whether at home or in the work place. Because of this, Lisa developed a strong passion for helping those with disabilities. She went on to graduate from Lewis and Clark Law School in 1995. At the same time, she held a clerkship with former Plaintiff’s Firm, Pozzi, Wilson, Atchison where she focused on workers compensation appeals, personal injury, and Social Security Disability. At the Pozzi firm, Lisa had the experience of working on breast implant class action litigations. An interest in this area led her to work as a corporate attorney/account executive managing large class action lawsuits of many types.

In 2002, Lisa began a solo practice. In her practice as Johnston Porter Law Office, P.C. Lisa continued to offer legal services in the areas of Workers Compensation, personal injury, and Social Security Disability. She also realized many of her clients struggled with financial difficulties and so a portion of her practice was devoted to consumer protection and bankruptcies as well. In 2011, Lisa began developing her practice more exclusively in the Social Security Disability arena.

She joined David Lowry Law Offices’ disability practice as a contract attorney under JP Law, PC. In 2011, Lisa partnered with Melissa Kenney to form the law firm, KP Law PC, which merged with retiring attorney, David B. Lowry’s, law practice. KP Law PC was a disability benefit rights firm that offered legal services in Social Security Disability, disability rights education, and public policy advocacy on behalf of disabled citizens primarily in the Pacific Northwest.

In 2015, JP Law, PC acquired KP Law, PC in an effort to offer a wider span of services for the injured and Disabled clients. The firm also teams up with other Disability attorneys and law firms in providing hearing level representation as well as appellate research and brief writing in Social Security Disability cases from Appeals Council to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. With Lisa’s advocacy skills, JP Law PC is now one of the premier law firms in Social Security Disability on the West Coast, and is now making national recognition, as Lisa has successfully represented clients from Alaska to Puerto Rico.

Areas of Practice


  • 70% Social Security Disability
  • 20% Personal Injury
  • 10% Other complimentary practice areas

 

Litigation Percentage


  • 20% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

 

Certified Legal Specialties


  • VA Disability, Accredited by Veteran’s Administration, 2011

 

Bar Admissions


  • Oregon, 2002
  • Washington, 2001
  • U.S. District Court District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

 

Education


  • Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law, Portland, Oregon
    • J.D. – 1995
  • Southern Oregon University
    • B.A. – 1992
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Political Science

 

Classes/Seminars


  • Speaker: “At the Corner of Law Practice & Disability Continuing Legal Education”, Portland OR, 2014
  • Speaker: Adult Congenital Heart Association 7th National Conference: Social Security Disability Benefits for ACHA patients, Chicago, IL, 2014
  • Presenter: Nuts and Bolts of Social Security Disability, Clark County Bar Association, Vancouver WA, 2012
  • Presenter: Social Security Disability Benefits for Those with Aspergers, Aspergers Association Portland, OR, 2013
  • Judge: Regional trial advocacy competition, Law Students University of Portland, 2010 – 2013

 

Professional Associations and Memberships


  • NOSSCR, Member, 2011
  • Oregon Women Lawyers, Member, 2002
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Veterans Administration Accreditation, Member
  • NACBA, Member
  • Oregon Minority Lawyers Association Board – Co‐Chair 2006, Member
  • Washington County Bar Association, Member

 

Past Employment Positions


  • KP Law, PC, 2012 – 2015
  • David Lowry Law Offices, Of Counsel, 2011 – 2012
  • Pozzi Wilson Atchison, Law Clerk, 1993 – 1995
  • Portland City Attorney, Summer Associate
  • Center for NonProfit Legal Services, Inc., Paralegal, 1984 – 1992