Raised on the central coast of California, Walt Porr was appointed to the United States Naval Academy with the Class of 1980. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, Walt completed his training as an Officer of Marines at Quantico, Virginia, before reporting for duty with the 8th Engineer Support Battalion at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, as its Adjutant, Legal Officer, and Classified Material Control Officer. After a further tour of duty with Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron 36, MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, Walt left active duty as a Captain of Marines to pursue a career in the law.
Upon receiving his Juris Doctor from the George Mason University School of Law, Walt then returned to California during which time he served as a Deputy/Assistant City Attorney for the City of Bakersfield for 12 years. Walt then moved to the Boston, Massachusetts area, where he served as an Assistant City Solicitor for the City of Revere, during which time he also earned a Master of Law Degree in Global Technology from the Suffolk University Law School. Walt then served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Boston before returning to the private sector to serve as a trial and appellate attorney for mortgage lenders and loan servicers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island from 2007 to 2018 during the sub-prime mortgage crisis. Walt then moved to Palm Beach County, Florida, where he served for 4 years as the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Palm Beach Gardens; the Assistant Town Counsel for the Town of Lantana; and the Assistant General Counsel for the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority.
Walt has garnered substantial trial and appellate experience in both the federal and state courts in many jurisdictions while handling a wide variety of cases and claims. In addition, he has significant Bankruptcy Court experience, particularly with respect to creditor’s claims and adversary proceedings.