William L. Porter Founder & President Specializing in Construction Law, Business Law and Labor Law
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Attorney At Law

Firm Responsibilities

Bill Porter, Managing Shareholder of Porter Law Group, specializes in Construction and Employment Law.  In addition to managing the law firm and servicing its clients, Bill serves on numerous legal, professional and community boards and organizations.

Relevant Experience

With more than 30 years of experience in the legal profession, Bill’s practice focuses primarily on legal aspects of the building industry including litigation of construction claims in State and Federal Court as well as through mediation and arbitration.  Bill regularly represents developers, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in complex multi-party construction litigation.  He lectures statewide on construction matters and regularly contributes to legislation on behalf of the construction industry, including chairing the Committee of California attorneys who revised all Construction Collection laws, effective 2012 (SB 189). AppliedLegal.com publishes many of Bill’s presentations on various aspects of construction law. Bill also serves as a mediator and arbitrator and was appointed as a Temporary Pro Tem Judge of El Dorado Superior Court in 2004.


Bill earned his Law degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law where he received American Jurisprudence Awards in Land Use Planning and Administrative Law.  Bill earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration on Marketing from the University of San Francisco.

Prior to college, Bill attended local Sacramento area schools, including Jesuit High School.

Charitable and Other

AV Preeminent, Highest Possible Peer Review Rating from Martindale Hubbell;
AV Preeminent Judicial Edition, Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards, Reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary, Martindale Hubbell;
Top Rated Lawyer in Construction Law, Ethical Standards and Legal Ability, Martindale Hubbell;
Top Rated Lawyer, AVVO Rating by the Legal Community;
Americas Most Honored Lawyers, Top 1%, American Registry;
Expert Network Distinguished Lawyer, Expert Network

Speaking Forums

Lorman Seminars, National Business Institute, California State University, Numerous Builder’s Exchanges, American

Speaking Forums

State Bar of California
Sacramento County Bar Association
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1988
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1989
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1990
U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2003
California Legislature Lien Law Reform Committee, 2008-2009
El Dorado Superior Court Judge Pro Tem 2004-Present
Chair of Committee of California Attorneys to Revise California Lien Laws, SB 189, 2011-2012
Founder and current Board of Directors of Region Business, Inc.
Founder of Applied Legal, Inc. and featured lecturer of www.AppliedLegal.com
Founding Board Member of Real Estate and Construction Networking (“RECON”)
Founding Board Member, Lift Investing, Inc.
Sacramento Builder’s Exchange, Board of Directors, 2009-2011
ASA California Government Relations Committee 2003-Present
Case Law Editor, Owens California Forms and Civil Procedure Treatise, 1986-1987
Author, California Lien Laws and Other Construction Claim Remedies
Families for Children, Board Member, 1996-Present
Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento, Board of Directors, 1996-2005
Rotary Club of Sacramento (Classification: Construction Law)
AGC (Association of General Contractors)
ASA (American Subcontractors Association)
ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors)

Of Note

Chair of Committee of California Attorneys to Revise Construction Collection Laws.  SB 189
AGC of California Legal Advisory Committee
ASA Governmental Relations Committee
Sacramento Builders Exchange Board of Directors 2009-2011
Founder and featured lecturer on  www.AppliedLegal.com
Founder of Region Business, Inc.
Founder of Applied Legal, Inc.
Founding Board Member, Lift Investing, Inc.

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