Juli M. Porto


Juli M. Porto represents people who have been injured by the carelessness of others, with a focus on cases involving ridehail companies such as Uber and Lyft. She has been quoted in the New York Times based on her expertise in ridehail cases. Juli handles civil and court-appointed criminal appeals to the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Virginia.

Juli will tirelessly advocate for you so that you receive the compensation that you deserve for the pain and trauma you have suffered through no fault of yours. Most of Juli’s clients are unfamiliar with the litigation process and do not know how to handle the constant phone calls and paperwork coming from the insurance companies. For some, it is even difficult to talk about their trauma. Juli understands these concerns and the first thing she will do for you is stop the harassment – after you walk out of her office, you will not receive another phone call from the insurance companies. Despite the number of cases Juli has prosecuted, she believes no two cases are the same. She will work closely with you to understand your unique situation and recover the compensation to which you are entitled.

Prior to joining the Bar, Juli was an external law clerk for The Honorable Rossie D. Alston, Jr. of the Court of Appeals of Virginia. As an undergraduate, she was a Distinguished Cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and after an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, graduated as an Honors Scholar from New York University.

Professional Honors & Activities

Professional Honors
Super Lawyers (Appeals)
Virginia Business Magazine "Legal Elite" (Appeals)
Washingtonian's Top Lawyers (Personal Injury)
Arlington Magazine’s Top Attorneys (Personal Injury & Appeals)
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys “10 Best in Client Satisfaction" (Personal Injury)
The National Trial Lawyers "Top 40 Under 40" (Personal Injury)

Presentations and Lectures
Virginia's New Appellate System (Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting 2022)
Family Law Appeals: What to Do When Things Go Wrong (Fairfax Bar Association 2022)
Convention Committee, VTLA Annual Convention (VTLA Annual Convention 2022)
Ethics in Appellate Practice (VBA 5th Appellate Summit 2021)
Chair, VTLA Annual Tort Law Seminar (VTLA Tort Law Seminar 2021)
Appellate Analysis: The Law of Duty (VTLA Annual Convention 2021)
Obtaining Neuropsychological Raw Data (VTLA Traumatic Brain Injury Retreat 2021)
Ridehail Seminar (VTLA Annual Convention 2020)
Technology & Advocacy (VTLA Advocacy Summit 2019)
Litigating the Pressure Injury Case (VTLA Nursing Home Litigation Retreat 2019)
Proving Damages (National Business Institute 2016)
Getting the Most Out of Medical Experts and Records (National Business Institute 2016)
Microsoft PowerPoint for Courtroom and Client Presentations (National Business Institute 2015)
The Many Uses of Microsoft Excel in Legal Practice (National Business Institute 2015)

Professional Memberships
Ridehail Crime Victim Litigation Group, National Chair
Virginia Bar Association, Appellate Section Council
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Amicus Committee
American Association of Justice
Fairfax County Bar Association
Prince William County Bar Association

Published Articles

Best Practices for Remote Arguments to the Supreme Court of Virginia, VTLAppeal (2021)

Co-author, Essential Strategies for Representing Brain Injury Plaintiffs, Law360 (February 25, 2021) - sub req.

Quoted, Uber's Challenge to Balance Driver Safety With Customer Privacy, New York Times (March 10, 2020)

Is There a New Sheriff in Town Named "A.H. Tingler?, VTLAppeal, Vol. 3, No. 2, at 6 (2020).

Be Careful What You Ask For: Cashion v. Smith May Not Keep You From Getting It, VTLAppeal, Vol. 3, No. 1, at 10 (2020).

Co-author, Itemizing Intangible Damages in Closing Argument, The Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Vol. 23, No. 3, at 8 (2012).

Community Service

  • Service2School: Helping Veterans Apply to School, 2011 – present

Representative Cases

  • Foster v. Foster, 2022 WL 2202988, Record No. 1141-21-2 (Virginia Court of Appeals 2022)
  • Elliott v. Elliott, 2022 WL 598336, Record No. 0754-21-4 (Virginia Court of Appeals 2022)
  • VTLA Amicus, Doe v. Baker, 299 Va. 628, 857 S.E.2d 573 (Virginia Supreme Court 2021)
  • Jung v. Park, 2021 WL 1235422, Record No. 191495 (Virginia Supreme Court 2021)
  • Hampton v. Meyer, 299 Va. 121, 847 S.E.2d 287 (Virginia Supreme Court 2020)
  • Wilson v. Lee, 2018 WL 633522, Record No. 170347 (Virginia Supreme Court 2018)
  • Toraish v. Lee, 293 Va. 262, 797 S.E.2d 760 (Virginia Supreme Court 2017)
  • Barber v. Wakole, 283 Va. 488, 722 S.E.2d 238 (Virginia Supreme Court 2012)