Brydger & Porras, LLP

Marital and Family Law Firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Marital and Family Law Firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Meet Our Attorneys

Carin Marie Porras

  • Board Certified Marital and Family Law Attorney
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator
  • Past Chair, Florida Bar Family Law Section
  • AV Peer Review Rated
  • Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 10.0 AVVO Rating

Carin Marie Porras is a partner in the law firm of Brydger & Porras, LLP in Fort Lauderdale. She practices primarily in Broward and South Palm Beach counties and her practice is limited to family law and family law appeals. She is board certified in Marital & Family law and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator.

Ms. Porras was raised in Foxboro, Massachusetts, and attended college at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. She graduated with a double major in French and Spanish, earning honors in French.

Ms. Porras has lived in Florida since 1987. She graduated with honors from the University of Miami Law School in 1994 and is a member of the Bar in Florida, New York and New Jersey.

Ms. Porras is a member of the Broward County Bar Association, where she served as the chair of the Family Law Section in 2004-2005 and as co-chair in 2005-2006.

She was the 2012-2013 Chair of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, which has approximately 4,000 members. Ms. Porras is a past co-chair of the Attorney’s Fees & Ethics Committee (2004-2005); the past editor of the Family Law Section’s quarterly newsletter, the “Commentator” (2005-2007); the past co-chair of the Publications Committee (2005-2007); and the past chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee (2007-2009). Ms. Porras has been a member of the Legislation Committee for the past six years. She chaired the annual Florida Bar Family Law Section Marital & Family Law Review Course form 2009-2012. Ms. Porras served on a Grievance Committee for the Florida Bar from 2000-2004 and she was chairperson of her committee in 2004.

Ms. Porras has published many articles, including the chapter “Marriage” in the Adoption, Paternity and other Florida Family Practice manual produced by the Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education which she has edited and updated since 2000.

Ms. Porras has been recognized by Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, and Top Attorneys in Florida for her excellence in the field of family law. She is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell and recognized by the Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers. Ms. Porras is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator.

Ms. Porras is fluent in Spanish and French.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Marital and Family Law Attorney, 1991
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers
  • Top Attorneys in Florida for Excellence in The Field of Family Law
  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • 10.0 AVVO Rating

Published Works

  • Past Editor of The Family Law Section’s Quarterly Newsletter, “Commentator”, 2005-2007
  • Past Co-Chair of The Publications Committee, 2005-2007

Representative Cases

  • Niederman v. Niederman, 60 so.3d 544 (Fla 4th DCA 2011)
  • Stewart v. Stewart (Fla 4th DCA 2008)
  • MacDonald v. MacDonald, 808 So. 2d 226 (Fla. 4th DCA 2002)
  • Lucente v. Lucente, 908 So.2d 1079 (Fla. 4th DCA 2005)
  • Revier v. Revier, 45 So.3d 570 (Fla. 4th DCA 2010)

Classes/Seminars

  • Practice and Procedure, Florida Bar Family Law Section Certification Review Course, 2003-2007
  • Dissolution Issues, State of Florida

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Broward County Bar Association, Member
  • Broward County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Chair, 2004-2005
  • Broward County Bar Association, Co-Chair, 2005-2006
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section Chair, 2012-2013
  • Florida Bar, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Past Chair, 2007-2009
  • Florida Bar, Legislation Committee, Member
  • Florida Bar Family Law Section Marital & Family Law Review Course, Chair, 2009-2012
  • Florida Bar, Grievance Committee, 2000-2004
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1994
  • New York, 1995
  • New Jersey, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1995
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1994
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2009

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, J.D. 1994
  •      Graduated Cum Laude
  • Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, B.A.
  •      Graduated with Honors
Carin Marie Porras

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