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MEMBER PROFILE: J. Terrence Porter
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J. Terrence Porter
Porter Mediations
PO BOX 61407
Fort Myers, FL 33906

Tel: (239) 278-0869
Fax: (239) 939-9002

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Calendar Last Updated: 15 Oct 18


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ADR Services:
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FL Certification Qualifications:
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Serving the following Judicial Circuits:
5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

[ Click for Map of Florida's Civil Circuits ]

J. Terrence Porter has experience in settling the following types of case:
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Biographical Notes:
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Terry Porter is an AV rated lawyer with over 36 years litigation experience. Terry Porter is a Supreme Court Certified Civil Mediator and a Florida State qualified arbitrator. He is also certified as a mediator by the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

After serving four years in the United States Navy, Terry moved to Port Charlotte in 1976. In 1977 he moved to Fort Myers and joined the law firm of Henderson Franklin Starnes & Holt and practiced civil and personal injury litigation, including a wide variety of commercial litigation and all aspects of construction litigation.  Terry  practiced with Henderson Franklin until January, 2009 when he started Porter Mediations, P.L. Terry's practice is now limited exclusively to mediations and arbitrations. 

Since becoming certified as a civil mediator in 1997, Terry has developed a solid reputation for his skills as a neutral and regularly accepts mediation and arbitration referrals throughout the State of Florida. Terry is also a frequent lecturer at seminars on trial practice. He is a former member and chairman of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee for The Florida Bar.

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  • Ohio University, B.A., 1968
  • Ohio State University, J.D., 1971
  • Admitted to The Florida Bar 1974

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Memberships & Affiliations :
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  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Past Chairman of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee
  • Past President of the Collier County Claims Association


Rates: vary depending upon number of parties involved in matter.
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Cancellation Policy: Please call for details.
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