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Jeff Porter Recognized by Forbes as a Top 200 Lawyer in the US

Mintz is pleased to announce that Environmental Law Chair Jeff Porter is one of only four environmental lawyers named to Forbes’ inaugural Top 200 Lawyers list recognizing lawyers in the US with the most impressive track records in their specialties, leaders in their fields who have broken barriers, and those most respected by peers and clients. 

A Forbes editor involved in the creation of the list states: “A prominent environmental, litigation, and transactional attorney, and the Chair of Mintz' Environmental Law Section, Porter is valued for his services to solve complex legal challenges. Porter specializes in the Clean Water Act, coastal resilience, waterfront development and PFAS liability. Recognized as one of the top environmental lawyers in the country, Porter is adept at balancing political and policy exigencies when providing insight and strategic advice.”

Jeff boasts more than three decades of litigation and transactional experience in environmental law. His clients, including some of the largest global companies, rely on his counsel to deliver legal, political, technical, and risk management solutions to the most complicated environmental law challenges. He is widely recognized as one of the top environmental lawyers in the country. Notably, Jeff has consistently been ranked Band 1 by Chambers USA for more than 18 years.

Forbes reports that the methodology behind the Top 200 Lawyer list involves a comprehensive, multi-step process involving editorial research and evaluations based on interviews with industry insiders, outside nominations, and advice from an independent advisory board. Lawyers were assessed on various criteria, including recent achievements, reputation, industry honors, influence on the legal landscape, advocacy performance, commitment to diversity, and pro bono work.