Education
Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, AB Magna Cum Laude in Economics, 1979.  Special studies in Marketing and Business Administration.
Mortar Board National Honor Society. Distinction Work: Alternative Energy Sources for New England Pulp and Paper Mills. Debate and Public Speaking Team.
The American University Washington College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1982

Legal Experience     
Arthur W. Porter, Professional Corporation. Shareholder attorney. General litigation practice, including divorce, custody, maintenance and property division, complex business, real estate, criminal and personal injury.
Porter, Spencer, Burghart(f/k/a Thomas and Porter). Shareholder Attorney. President.  Responsible for successful operation of medium sized business oriented firm. Advised business clients on all aspects of the birth and growth of their companies. Lead counsel on all clients’ complex civil litigation involving assembling team of lawyers and witnesses in the successful presentation of client matters in State and Federal courts and in alternative dispute resolution forums.
Holland and Hart (f/k/a Spurgeon, Haney and Howbert). General litigation practice, including complex business, real estate, criminal and personal injury.  Also handled business, transactions and commercial dispute resolution. Member of hiring committee responsible for meeting firm expansion objectives. Attracted and retained new clients while leading associates in work production and community service.
Fulbright and Jaworski, Washington, D.C.  Litigation and Administrative Law Practice Intership. Responsible for legal research and preparation of memoranda, motions, discovery pleadings and briefs before The Interstate Commerce Commission, The Railroad Commission of Texas and the various United States Courts of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Other Employment
Rocky Mountain Motorworks, Inc. – During 1998 and 1999 I had the privilege of taking a one-year sabbatical from the practice of law to serve as the Director of New Business/Public Relations for Rocky Mountain Motorworks. Responsible for launch of the company’s expansion into BMW product lines, including product selection, product development, beneficial relations, catalog design, marketing plan and full implementation.
First National Pawn, Inc. - Vice President.  Worked with two business partners in the setup, establishment, growth and eventual sale of successful retail and pawn broker store.
Radio Shack - Tandy Corporation, Various Positions. Started in sales.  Progressed to position as Store Manager while enrolled as a full time college student. Responsible for all aspects of store operation, hiring, merchandising, new store opening and for the overall success of the team. Consistently led region in sales and growth.

Professional Associations

      Admitted: Colorado - all Courts; United States District Court for the District  of Colorado and The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

       Memberships: Colorado Bar Association, El Paso County Bar Association, The American Bar Association, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America and The National Institute for Trial Advocacy

      El Paso County Bar Association: Trustee; Program Chairman; Ask-a-Lawyer, Call-a-Lawyer; Mock Trial Coach; Membership Chairman

      Colorado Bar Association: Young Lawyers Division - Executive Council; Convention Committee

      The Colorado Lawyer: Column Editor

      Colorado Trial Lawyers Association:  Membership Committee


Community Activities

       Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado, Inc. Board of Directors. Member of Project Business Committee, Co-Chairman, Member of Executive Committee, Chairman of JA Bowl-a-Thon; Vice President

       Recipient:  Junior Achievement National Bronze Leadership Award

       Recipient:  Junior Achievement National Silver Leadership Award

      CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. Domestic Relations CASA Volunteer

      Colorado Balloon Classic, Inc. – Legal Advisor

      Colorado Springs Chorale – Member

      Penrose Stadium and Equestrian Center – Board Member

      Save Lowell School Project – Committee Member

      Pikes Peak Hill Climb Educational Museum – Vice President, Director, Chair-Museum Committee, Chair-Vintage Division

      Colorado Public Expenditure Council –  Member of Board of Directors and Executive Committee

      Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado, El Paso County Committee

      Colorado Golf Association for the benefit of Craig Hospital, Colorado Open Task Force – Member

      Boy Scouts of America, Pikes Peak Area Council, Council President's Award Recipient; Ute District Chairman, District Camping Chairman, Camping Commissioner,​ Eagle Scout, Bronze Palm, Order of the Arrow - Vigil Honor Member

      Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 – BAAAC Chairman – Gold Camp Elementary School

      The Vintage Grand Prix of the Rockies at PPIR – Inaugural year Chairman

      Rocky Mountain Concours d’Elegance – Committee Member

      Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region – Committee Member​

      Morgan Adams Foundation: Concours d’Elegance Car Committee

Arthur was born and raised in Darien, Connecticut. He moved to Colorado Springs in 1982 and considers himself as much a native as you could possibly be without having been born here.

Arthur is married to his wife Kristen, and between them they have raised four children, now adults.

Arthur enjoys everything that there is to enjoy about living in Colorado, from outdoor hiking, winter sports, golf and other outdoor activities to the many and varied cultural and artistic offerings that our state has to offer. In addition, in his spare time, Arthur has attained world renown as an expert in the historic restoration and racing of the legendary cars of the Bavarian Motor Works.

Take a look at Arthur’s education, work, civic and other experience below and you will see that as your attorney, he brings a significant and varied life experience to bear in the handling of all of your matters.


About Arthur W. Porter


6225 West 48th Avenue, Suite 105
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Arthur W. Porter

312 South Weber Street, Suite 200

Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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