Lisa Porter

Lisa R.J. Porter

Managing Partner

Lake Oswego, Oregon
866-945-1978 (Toll Free)

Lisa Porter, Esq., Managing Partner (admitted in OR and WA) grew up in Southern Oregon. She was raised by a mother with a disability. After years of debilitating symptoms that were progressive, her mother was finally diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. After high school, Lisa became a lead paralegal for eight years for a handicapped attorney. From an early age, Lisa understood the day to day struggles of those with disabilities whether at home or in the work place. Because of this, Lisa developed a strong passion for helping those with disabilities. She went on to graduate from Lewis and Clark Law School in 1995. At the same time, she held a clerkship with former Plaintiff's Firm, Pozzi, Wilson, Atchison where she focused on workers compensation appeals, personal injury, and Social Security Disability. At the Pozzi firm, Lisa had the experience of working on breast implant class action litigations. An interest in this area led her to work as a corporate attorney/account executive managing large class action lawsuits of many types.

In 2002, Lisa began a solo practice. In her practice as Johnston Porter Law Office, P.C. Lisa continued to offer legal services in the areas of Workers Compensation, personal injury, and Social Security Disability. She also realized many of her clients struggled with financial difficulties and so a portion of her practice was devoted to consumer protection and bankruptcies as well. In 2011, Lisa began developing her practice more exclusively in the Social Security Disability arena.

She joined David Lowry Law Offices' disability practice as a contract attorney under JP Law, PC. In 2011, Lisa partnered with Melissa Kenney to form the law firm, KP Law PC, which merged with retiring attorney, David B. Lowry's, law practice. KP Law PC was a disability benefit rights firm that offered legal services in Social Security Disability, disability rights education, and public policy advocacy on behalf of disabled citizens primarily in the Pacific Northwest.

In 2015, JP Law, PC acquired KP Law, PC in an effort to offer a wider span of services for the injured and Disabled clients. The firm also teams up with other Disability attorneys and law firms in providing hearing level representation as well as appellate research and brief writing in Social Security Disability cases from Appeals Council to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. With Lisa's advocacy skills, JP Law PC is now one of the premier law firms in Social Security Disability on the West Coast, and is now making national recognition, as Lisa has successfully represented clients from Alaska to Puerto Rico.

Areas of Practice

  • 70% Social Security Disability
  • 20% Personal Injury
  • 10% Other complimentary practice areas

Litigation Percentage

  • 20% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • VA Disability, Accredited by Veteran's Administration, 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 2002
  • Washington, 2001
  • U.S. District Court District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law, Portland, Oregon
    • J.D. – 1995
  • Southern Oregon University
    • B.A. – 1992
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Political Science


  • Speaker: “At the Corner of Law Practice & Disability Continuing Legal Education”, Portland OR, 2014
  • Speaker: Adult Congenital Heart Association 7th National Conference: Social Security Disability Benefits for ACHA patients, Chicago, IL, 2014
  • Presenter: Nuts and Bolts of Social Security Disability, Clark County Bar Association, Vancouver WA, 2012
  • Presenter: Social Security Disability Benefits for Those with Aspergers, Aspergers Association Portland, OR, 2013
  • Judge: Regional trial advocacy competition, Law Students University of Portland, 2010 – 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • NOSSCR, Member, 2011
  • Oregon Women Lawyers, Member, 2002
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Veterans Administration Accreditation, Member
  • NACBA, Member
  • Oregon Minority Lawyers Association Board – Co‐Chair 2006, Member
  • Washington County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • KP Law, PC, 2012 – 2015
  • David Lowry Law Offices, Of Counsel, 2011 – 2012
  • Pozzi Wilson Atchison, Law Clerk, 1993 – 1995
  • Portland City Attorney, Summer Associate
  • Center for NonProfit Legal Services, Inc., Paralegal, 1984 – 1992

Recent Blog Posts


  • Illauna Recommends Lisa Porter

    I was represented very well, your service was wonderful. I tried all these years to get my benefits; and you got it for me. I am so thankful. I have referred people to your law firm
  • Tala Recommends Lisa Porter

    The JP Law staff are angels. I am so lucky to have JP Law helping me get my disability.  
  • Shellie Recommends Lisa Porter

    Your service was great, I started working with you towards the end of my case, and everything was smooth until the end
  • Shelley Recommends Lisa Porter

    You have done so much for me; I appreciate you all so much. Lisa was very personable, and she stood up for me, it only took her one try to get me my benefits. I will recommend you.
  • Greg Recommends Lisa Porter

    I am so impressed with my attorney Lisa. Out of all that paperwork, she pulled out information on my neck injury from 2009 and presented it to the Judge. This evidence made all the difference. Lisa gets a 10 in my book. Everyone at JP Law was great.  
  • Pamela Recommends Lisa Porter

    Your service was great; Lisa was very sweet and helpful.  
  • Tunicia Recommends Lisa Porter

    You got the job done, I've started to receive my benefits, my questions were answered in a timely manner, I am very grateful    
  • Lauren Recommends Lisa Porter

    Oh my god, your service is the best. Lisa was excellent. I really appreciate everything she did for me, Thank you Lisa  
  • Sherry Recommends Lisa Porter

    Your service was really good, Lisa was great, I've given her business card to people as a recommendation, Thank you  
  • Gary Connelly Recommends Lisa Porter

  • Kimberly Recommends Lisa Porter

    Lisa Porter was great, I had lots of questions at first, you answered my questions. Everything went smoothly and I got a bench win, your service was great.  
  • Carla Recommends Lisa Porter

    I was so grateful that I won my case, many thanks to JP Law for all your help  
  • Nicholas Recommends Lisa Porter

    I was very happy with you, I've been fighting for this for 3 years with another attorney and then you took over and everything was great. Thank you very much.  
  • Anna Recommends Lisa Porter

    I thought Lisa Porter was very knowledgeable. I was very happy with the support that I received from your staff  
  • Erik Recommends Lisa Porter

    My 15-year-old daughter and I picked your website as we found it to be very compassionate    
  • Bonnie Recommends Lisa Porter

    Lisa is awesome, she is the best, I am so glad I finally received my benefits.  
  • John Pesonen Recommends Lisa Porter

    Very nice and informative, they went to work right away.
  • Sherry Recommends Lisa Porter

    I am extremely happy with JP Law's service. I was trying to get disability for 20 years and I was so happy when I won  
  • Harry Recommends Lisa Porter

    I am very pleased with your law firm, you did a great job and I was happy with how we were represented  
  • Marie Recommends Lisa Porter

    You were very helpful and I appreciate everything you have done for me  
  • Tammy Recommends Lisa Porter

    Lisa is great and the girls in the office are always on top of things  
  • Bart Recommends Lisa Porter

    Your service was very helpful. Attorney was knowledgeable. Felt like questions were answered in a timely manner.  
  • Jesus Recommends Lisa Porter

    Just can't thank you enough  


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