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J. Terrence Porter, Mediator & Arbitrator, Fort Myers, Florida.

J. Terrence Porter

Porter Mediations
PO BOX 61407
Fort Myers, FL 33906
Tel: (239) 278-0869
Fax: (239) 939-9002
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Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Discovery Referee, Facilitation & Systems Design, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
  • Practice Commenced: 1997
  • Total Mediations (as of Jan 2021): 2000
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Jan 2021): 100
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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.

Case Experience

  • Automotive
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Eminent Domain
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wrongful Death


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

Memberships & Affiliations

  • 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

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