Laura Pazin Porter
Laura Pazin Porter is an associate attorney with Tom Rhodes Law Firm and was previously an
associate in the law firms of Rhodes Vela and Lyons & Rhodes, P.C.
Mrs. Porter determined at an early age that she wanted to be an attorney,
based on her desire to help others and her interest in public speaking.
She is the first lawyer in her family.
Mrs. Porter was born in Florida and lived there until High School when
her family moved to South Texas. She graduated from McAllen Memorial High
School in 1993, the University of Texas Pan-American in 1998, and received
her J.D. from St. Mary's University School of Law in 2001. Mrs. Porter
has been actively practicing law since 2001, and provides the firm with
experience in civil litigation, including complex litigation and civil
trial work, as well as appellate law experience. Mrs. Porter has participated
in cases in litigation in Texas, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Minnesota,
New Mexico, Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky.
Mrs. Porter has assisted in obtaining jury verdicts and settlements. She
has been named by her peers as a "Texas Rising Star" through Thomson Reuters in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012.
Mrs. Porter is admitted to practice in the following courts: Texas Courts,
New Mexico Courts, United States District Court for the Western District
of Texas and the United States Supreme Court.
She is an active member of numerous professional organizations including
the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice,
San Antonio Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, and past president
of the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association.
Mrs. Porter is married to Chad Porter and they have two young daughters.
Her family enjoys spending time outdoors and playing with their dog, Rufus.
Mrs. Porter and her family attend Alamo Heights United Methodist Church
where Mrs. Porter assists in teaching Sunday School and Ushering Sunday Services.