Mr. Porritt was born in Pontiac, Michigan. He graduated from Michigan State University (B.A. in Business Pre-law, with honor, 1976) and was an Evans Scholar. He attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 1981)
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He was first admitted to the bar in 1982. Mr. Porritt is a member of The State Bars of Ohio, Michigan and Texas. He is also admitted to the U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio and the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan.
Mr. Porritt's concentration has been in transportation with an emphasis on trucking claims, product liability, auto liability, cargo claims, dram shop, premises liability, general liability and insurance coverage litigation. He has tried over 50 cases in both Ohio and Michigan to jury verdict, including numerous wrongful death and catastophic injury claims of high potential exposure.
He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Toledo Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, State Bar of Michigan Negligence Section, Oakland County Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, The Transportation Lawyer's Association and The Defense Research Institute-Trucking Section.