Juli M. Porto represents people who have been injured by the carelessness of others, with a focus on cases involving ridehail companies such as Uber and Lyft. She has been quoted in the New York Times based on her expertise in ridehail cases. Juli handles civil and court-appointed criminal appeals to the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Virginia.
Juli will tirelessly advocate for you so that you receive the compensation that you deserve for the pain and trauma you have suffered through no fault of yours. Most of Juliâ€™s clients are unfamiliar with the litigation process and do not know how to handle the constant phone calls and paperwork coming from the insurance companies. For some, it is even difficult to talk about their trauma. Juli understands these concerns and the first thing she will do for you is stop the harassment after you walk out of her office, you will not receive another phone call from the insurance companies. Despite the number of cases Juli has prosecuted, she believes no two cases are the same. She will work closely with you to understand your unique situation and recover the compensation to which you are entitled.
Prior to joining the Bar, Juli was an external law clerk for The Honorable Rossie D. Alston, Jr. of the Court of Appeals of Virginia. As an undergraduate, she was a Distinguished Cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and after an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, graduated as an Honors Scholar from New York University.
BAR ADMISSIONS Virginia District of Columbia U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
EDUCATION George Mason University School of Law, J.D. New York University, B.A., Honors Scholar United States Military Academy, National Defense Service Medal, Air Assault (Honorable Discharge)
PROFESSIONAL HONORS & ACTIVITIES The National Trial Lawyers "Top 40 Under 40" (Personal Injury) Virginia Business Magazine "Legal Elite" (Appellate) Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (Appellate) American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys â€œ10 Best in Client Satisfaction" (Personal Injury)
CLE Instructor, VTLA Annual Convention, Ridehail Seminar (VTLA 2020) CLE Instructor, VTLA Advocacy Seminar (VTLA 2019) CLE Instructor, Litigating the Pressure Injury Case (VTLA Nursing Home Litigation Retreat 2019) CLE Instructor, Proving Damages (National Business Institute 2016) CLE Instructor, Getting the Most Out of Medical Experts and Records (National Business Institute 2016) CLE Instructor, Microsoft PowerPoint for Courtroom and Client Presentations (National Business Institute 2015) CLE Instructor, The Many Uses of Microsoft Excel in Legal Practice (National Business Institute 2015)
Ridehail Crime Victim Litigation Group, National Chair American Association of Justice Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Fairfax County Bar Association Prince William County Bar Association
PUBLISHED ARTICLES Be Careful What You Ask For: Cashion v. Smith May Not Keep You From Getting It, VTLAppeal, Vol. 3, No. 1, at 10 (2020).
Co-author, Itemizing Intangible Damages in Closing Argument, The Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Vol. 23, No. 3, at 8 (2012).
COMMUNITY SERVICE Service2School: Helping Veterans Apply to School, 2011 present Prince William Soccer, Inc., 2010 present American Red Cross, Fort Myer Clinic, 2008 2009
REPRESENTATIVE CASES Wilson v. Lee, 2018 WL 633522, Record No. 170347 (Virginia Supreme Court 2018) Toraish v. Lee, 293 Va. 262, 797 S.E.2d 760 (Virginia Supreme Court 2017) Barber v. Wakole, 283 Va. 488, 722 S.E.2d 238 (Virginia Supreme Court 2012)