MARK A. PORTER obtained a Master of Arts in Labor Relations from Wayne State University in 1986, and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Detroit in 1988.
His areas of practice include labor and employment law; criminal law; and regulatory law. In addition, he represents both individual and business clients before various State and Federal administrative agencies.
Mark is a retired police officer with 29-years of street experience in Detroit and Oakland County, Michigan, and was awarded a medal for bravery while serving at the Royal Oak Police Department in 1996. His practice includes the representation of public safety personnel in both administrative and criminal hearings; and he specializes in criminal defense work for police and corrections officers.
He was the in-house Labor Counsel for the Michigan State Police Troopers Association from 2000-2004, and during that time he successfully argued several cases before the Michigan Court of Appeals on behalf of the Association.
He is the author of the article “When the Cop Becomes the Suspect: a Primer on Garrity,” which is published in the 2002 Criminal Law Review of the Michigan State Bar; and he is a columnist for The Peace Officer, published by the Michigan Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police. He is also on the roster of approved lawyers at both the Fraternal Order of Police Legal Defense Fund at fop.net, as well as the Professional Law Enforcement Association, at plea.net.
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