Juli M. Porto


Juli M. Porto devotes her practice to representing victims of crimes and individuals who have been injured by the carelessness of others at both the trial and appellate levels. She focuses on representing crime victims in cases involving rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft.

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 Juli’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 Virginia Court of Appeals. 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.

Professional Honors & Activities

Super Lawyers "Rising Star", 2015 to present
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys “10 Best in Client Satisfaction”, 2016 to present
Virginia Business Magazine "Legal Elite", 2019

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, Chair
American Association of Justice
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Fairfax County Bar Association
Prince William County Bar Association

Published Articles

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)