“Numerous Acts Of Financial Misconduct,” MA Attorney Andrew M. Porter Disbarred. Over $400,000 of clients money was admittedly “misused.”

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Attorney Porter ADMITTED to "acts of fraud, deception, and misuse of funds totaled over $400,000 in the aggregate." That is an admission of crimonally STEALING over $400,000. Where is the arrest warrant for Grand Theft? 

"Numerous Acts Of Financial Misconduct," MA Attorney Andrew M. Porter Disbarred. Over $400,000 of clients money was admittedly "misused."

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court disbarred an attorney for misconduct summarized on the web page of the Board of Bar Overseers

The respondent, Andrew M. Porter, resigned from the practice of law pursuant to S.J.C. Rule 4:01, § 15, and was disbarred. In his affidavit of resignation, dated January 30, 2017, the respondent acknowledged that bar counsel could establish by a preponderance of the evidence at a disciplinary hearing that the respondent had committed numerous acts of financial misconduct against his former law firm and clients. The misconduct included the improper billing of the law firm and clients for the respondent's own personal expenses unrelated to the practice of law; the respondent's intentional misuse of client funds from client trust accounts; and his personal receipt and retention of a retainer paid by a client for legal services, which payment belonged to his firm. The respondent acknowledged that the foregoing acts of fraud, deception, and misuse of funds totaled over $400,000 in the aggregate. By his conduct, the respondent violated Mass. R. Prof. C. 1.15(b), 1.15(c), 8.4(c), and 8.4(h).

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Source: Legal Profession Prof

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Holliston attorney named 2016 ‘Best Lawyers in America’

HOLLISTON — Andrew M. Porter, of Holliston, was named to the 2016 “Best Lawyers in America” list by Best Lawyers, a longstanding peer-review publication.

Porter is a partner at Todd & Weld LLP in Boston He is a first-time “Best Lawyers” honoree and is listed under the “Family Law and Family Law Mediation” category. He has over 25 years of experience in family and probate law, business representation and business litigation. Porter has litigated cases in the Massachusetts state and federal courts and has appeared on numerous occasions before the Massachusetts appellate courts.

He is a certified Rule 8 domestic relations and probate mediator and trained probate and family court conciliator. In addition to his family law and business litigation practice, he currently serves as counsel to the boards of directors for several companies and corporations.