David Porter works in the firm’s employment and commercial litigation practice, bringing substantial appellate experience to the group. Before joining KHVPF, Mr. Porter was an Assistant Attorney General at the Michigan Attorney General’s Office, handling civil and criminal appeals. He has briefed and argued dozens of appeals in state and federal court, including several involving complex issues of constitutional law in the U.S. Court of Appeals and a case of first impression in the Michigan Supreme Court. He is the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Brief Award, recognizing outstanding advocacy in the Michigan Supreme Court. Mr. Porter previously served as law clerk to Judge Richard A. Griffin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and Justice David F. Viviano of the Michigan Supreme Court.
Mr. Porter graduated summa cum laude from DePaul University College of Law, where he was selected to join the Order of the Coif and National Order of Barristers. Mr. Porter also graduated with honor from James Madison College of Public Affairs at Michigan State University, earning a degree in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy.