Juli M. Porto
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 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 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.
Professional Honors & Activities
Washingtonian's Top Lawyers (Personal Injury)
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 “10 Best in Client Satisfaction" (Personal Injury)
Presentations and Lectures
Convention Committee, VTLA Annual Convention (VTLA 2022)
Chair, Tort Law Seminar, Protecting Your Client's Recovery (VTLA 2021)
VTLA Annual Convention, Appellate Analysis (VTLA 2021)
Traumatic Brain Injury Retreat (VTLA 2021)
VTLA Annual Convention, Ridehail Seminar (VTLA 2020)
Advocacy Seminar (VTLA 2019)
Litigating the Pressure Injury Case (VTLA Nursing Home Litigation Retreat 2019)
Proving Damages (National Business Institute 2016)
Getting the Most Out of Medical Experts and Records (National Business Institute 2016)
Microsoft PowerPoint for Courtroom and Client Presentations (National Business Institute 2015)
The Many Uses of Microsoft Excel in Legal Practice (National Business Institute 2015)
Ridehail Crime Victim Litigation Group, National Chair
Virginia Bar Association, Appellate Section Council
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Amicus Committee
American Association of Justice
Fairfax County Bar Association
Prince William County Bar Association
Co-author, Essential Strategies for Representing Brain Injury Plaintiffs, Law360 (February 25, 2021)
Quoted, Uber's Challenge to Balance Driver Safety With Customer Privacy, New York Times (March 10, 2020), available at: tinyurl.com/PortoNYT
Is There a New Sheriff in Town Named "A.H. Tingler?", VTLAppeal, Vol. 3, No. 2, at 6 (2020).
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).
- Service2School: Helping Veterans Apply to School, 2011 – present
- VTLA Amicus, Doe v. Baker, 857 S.E.2d 573 (Virginia Supreme Court 2021)
- Jung v. Park, 2021 WL 1235422 (Virginia Supreme Court 2021)
- Hampton v. Meyer, 299 Va. 121, 847 S.E.2d 287 (Virginia Supreme Court 2020)
- 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)