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John V. Porter Jr.


877-270-4221 (Toll-Free)

(606) 789-3790


John V. Porter was born and raised in Paintsville, Kentucky. After graduating from Paintsville High School, Mr. Porter attended the University of Kentucky where he earned a Bachelor's Degree and Juris Doctor Degree. Upon graduation, Mr. Porter returned to Paintsville and has practiced law throughout Eastern Kentucky since that time. He is married to Diana Koppel Porter and is the father of two children, Brittany and Johnny.

Areas of Practice

  • Automobile/Trucking Litigation
  • Education Law
  • Workers Compensation Defense
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Insurance Coverage/ Bad Faith Defense

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 1970
  • University of Kentucky
    • B.A. - 1967


  • Defense of Hearing Loss Cases, Pike County Bar Association
  • Defense of Psychiatric Cases, Pike County Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • "A" Rated Lawyer in Martindale Hubbell since 1980

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Johnson County Bar Association, Member, 1974
  • Johnson County Bar Association, Prior Secretary and Treasurer, 1970 to Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 1970 to Present
  • Paintsville Board of Education, 1990 to 2002

Past Employment Positions

  • Kentucky Department of Highways, Legal Aide, 1968 to 1969
  • Boggs Construction Company, Laborer, 1967


  • English


  • Delta Theta Phi