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Gale Porter

Senior Counsel

Gale is a third generation Tampa native having extensive commercial litigation experience covering a wide variety of business, real estate, and intellectual property related disputes. He routinely appears before state and federal courts throughout Florida and beyond. Gale offers aggressive and effective representation in all phases of the litigation process. Gale will aggressively litigate your case, employing broad based practical experience, effective problem solving and negotiation skills, and well-planned litigation and courtroom strategy, in order to maximize your odds of success. In recognition of his efforts, in 2008, Gale became AV Peer Review rated by Martindale Hubbell, a rating that “attests to a lawyer’s legal ability and professional ethics, and reflects the confidential opinions of the Bar and the Judiciary”. The AV rating indicates “the highest level of legal ability and ethics – the pinnacle of professional service”. Gale has been married to his wife of 22 years, has three children, and is actively involved in Tampa Bay Area civic community.

Practice Focus

  • Business/Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Technology and Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Construction Litigation


  • Member of Florida Bar


  • Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court
  • U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association


  • University of Florida, Juris Doctorate, 1985
  • Florida State University , B.S., Business, 1982
  • Jesuit High School, Tampa, 1979