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Porter & Korvick PA
Pinecrest Professional Building
9655 South Dixie Highway Suite 208
Miami, Florida 33156-5040
Phone: 305-373-5040
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Newt Porter

Newt Porter was born and raised in Miami, Florida and speaks Spanish fluently. Mr. Porter graduated magna cum laude from the University of Miami. He was a Dean's Merit Scholar and graduated cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law. Mr. Porter received the Soia Mentschikoff award, the law school's highest honor for excellence in legal writing, and was an Articles & Comments Editor of the University of Miami Law Review. He is a member of Iron Arrow, the highest honor society at the University of Miami.

Mr. Porter is on the Board of Directors of the Attorneys Information Exchange Group, an elite group of trial lawyers who prosecute complex product liability cases nationally. He is a Co-Chairman of the AIEG subgroup on national door latch litigation for consumers suffering ejection injuries. Mr. Porter is nationally recognized for his expertise in complex engineering aspects of product liability and aviation cases. He has successfully represented clients in cases involving severe burn injury, brain injury, spinal cord injury, and wrongful death cases.

Mr. Porter is a member of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers in the United Kingdom and the Pan- European Organization for Personal Injury Lawyers. He lectures locally and nationally at trial seminars.

Mr. Porter served in the United States Army and commanded active duty special operations aviation units in the Middle East, Far East, and Latin America. Mr. Porter is a military pilot, licensed commercial pilot, and a former helicopter test pilot. Mr. Porter practiced formerly with the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie.

Certifications/Specialties

  • Military Pilot U.S. Army
  • Licensed Commercial Pilot Airplane and Helicopter
  • Former Helicopter Test Pilot
  • Type Rating Helicopter

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1990
  • District of Columbia, 1989

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, 1989
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence, Cum Laude
  • University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, 1979
    B.B.A., Bachelor of Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude
    Major: Politics and Public Affairs

Published Works

  • 2000 Porter, Child Safety Seats, What did the Manufacturer know and When did they Know it?, 1988
  • 997, Watts Porter, Tracy & Komyatte, The Chrysler Minivan Liftgage Latch Litigation
  • Survey of the Law on Employee Drug Testing, 42 U. Miami L. Rev. 553 (1988) Co-Author

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • 2001 Moderator: Successful Handling of Wrongful Death Cases in Florida, Miami, FL
    Speaker: The Child Death Case
  • 2000 Association of Trial Lawyers of America Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, Automotive Product Liability Issues and Trials in the Year 2000
    Speaker: Defective Child Safety Seats
  • 1999 Attorneys Information Exchange Group, Scottsdale, AZ, Auto Focus 1999
    Speaker: Statistics in Product Liability Cases
  • 1997 Western Trial Lawyers Association, Maui HI, Winning Strategies From Trial Masters
    Speaker: Defective Fuel Tanks and Post-Crash Fuel Fed Fire Cases; Defense Crash Testing
  • 1997 Attorneys Information exchanges Group, Atlanta, GA, Auto Focus Spring 1997
    Speaker: Chrysler Minivan Rear Liftgate Latch Presentation
  • 1997 Attorneys Information exchanges Group, Atlanta, GA, Auto Focus Spring 1997
    Speaker: Defective Chrysler Minivan Liftgate Latches - The Battleground
  • 1996 Attorneys Information Exchange Group, San Antonio, TX, Auto Focus Spring 1996
    Speaker: Ejection Injures and the Defective Latch
  • 1996 Attorneys Information exchange Group, Pheonix, AZ, Auto Focus Fall 1996
    Speaker: Chrysler Liftgate Latch Litigation - A National Perspective & What Jury Focus Groups Tell US
  • 1995 Attorneys Information Exchange Group, Pheoniz, AZ, Automobile Product Liability
    Speaker: Discovery in the Product Liability Case

Honors and Awards

  • Former Vice-Chair Florida Bar Greivance Committee, 11th Judicial Circuit Miami-Dade County
  • "AV" rated lawyer in Martindale-Hubbell legal directory
  • Articles & Comments Editor University of Miami Law Review
  • Soia Mantschikoff Award of Excellence in Legal Writing
  • Iron Arrow
  • Honor Graduate United States Army Flight School, Ft. Rucker, AL

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group
    Member, Board of Directors
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
    Member
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
    Member
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, United Kingdom
    Member
  • Pan-European Organization for Personal Injury Lawyers
    Member
  • Dade County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Army
    Major Commander Active Duty Special Operations Aviation Unit
  • Baker & McKenzie, Attorney

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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