J. Terrence Porter
Federally Certified
Mediator
County Court Mediator
Circuit-Civil Mediator
Terry Porter is an AV rated lawyer with over 36 years litigation experience. Terry Porter
is a Supreme Court Certified Civil Mediator and a Florida State qualified arbitrator. He is
also certified as a mediator by the United States District Court for the Middle District of
Florida. After serving four years in the United States Navy, Terry moved to Port Charlotte
in 1976 where he practiced general civil litigation.  In 1977 he moved to Fort Myers and
joined the law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt where he practiced until
January 2009. For over thirty three years he has practiced civil and personal injury
litigation, including a wide variety of commercial litigation and all aspects of
construction litigation. Since becoming certified as a civil mediator in 1997, Terry has
developed a solid reputation for his skills as a neutral and regularly accepts mediation
and arbitration referrals throughout the State of Florida. Terry is also a frequent lecturer
at seminars on trial practice. He is a former member and chairman of the Twentieth
Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee for The Florida Bar.
Education:

Ohio University, B.A., 1968
Ohio State University, J.D., 1971
Admitted to The Florida Bar 1974
Memberships & Affiliations:

AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell, Florida Bar Association, Lee County Bar Association, Past Chairman of the
Twentieth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee & Past President of the Collier County Claims Association