Matthew R. Porter

Columbus lawyer

Matthew R. Porter, J.D., LL.M.

Matthew R. Porter is a lawyer who practices in the areas of federal and state tax controversy law, international taxation, and U.S. immigration law. Drawing on his prior experience, Mr. Porter opened Porter Law Office, LLC as an international law firm that caters to the unique needs of a diverse client base.

I work with people from all over the world during times of financial stress and uncertainty. It’s rewarding to provide solutions that end their uncertainty and put them on a path to a better future.

Prior to starting Porter Law Office, LLC, Mr. Porter was a business tax lawyer at a prestigious national law firm where he gained invaluable experience with tax audits, appeals, litigation, collection issues, innocent spouse relief, penalty abatement, gambling tax law, casino tax refunds, and international tax compliance. Mr. Porter has represented clients before the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Franklin County Board of Revision and the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals.

Immediately after graduating law school, Mr. Porter began practicing law at a specialized immigration firm in Columbus, Ohio. As an immigration lawyer, Mr. Porter gained experience in securing temporary work visas, employment-based permanent resident status (PERM), family-based visas and permanent resident status, fiancé visas, visas for aliens with extraordinary abilities, visa transfers, renewals, and amendments, and naturalization (citizenship).

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During law school, Mr. Porter was a student volunteer for the IRS VITA Program where he assisted low-income taxpayers with free tax filings. Mr. Porter was an advocate on the Tax Moot Court team. He also received three CALI Awards for earning the highest marks in: Tax and Professional ResponsibilityFederal Tax Procedure (Tax Controversy) as well as Advanced Individual Income Tax Problems.


  • LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Taxation, Capital University Law School, 2012
  • J.D., Capital University Law School, 2008
  • B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University, 2004, Major in Economics and Business Management

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Ohio State Supreme Court (2008)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Tax Court


Professional Activities

  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA)
  • Member, Columbus  Bar Association (CBA), Business Tax Committee Member
  • Member, American Bar Association (ABA), Taxation Section
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Charity Newsies

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