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Matthew R. Porter

Matthew R. Porter

We work with people from all over the world during times of uncertainty. It’s rewarding to provide solutions that end their uncertainty and put them on a path to a better future.
Porter Law Office, LLC
(1 Attorneys)…

Immigration and Visas

255 Lincoln Circle
Suite A
Gahanna, OH 43230

11 years

(614) 428-2887

(614) 655-3602

What made you choose your primary specialty focus of law?

We live in a country founded by immigrants. As an immigration lawyer, it is rewarding to help individuals get on their way to living the American Dream. 

What makes your law firm unique?

Porter Law Office, LLC is a highly specialized law firm that helps a diverse, international client base in Columbus, Ohio and throughout the United States. We are unique in that we have blended two federal practices together, namely, immigration law and federal tax controversy. Foreign nationals need to have their immigration issues resolved, but many also have tax issues that were unknown to them. Mr. Porter is dedicated to resolving complex immigration and tax issues that are unique to foreign nationals living and working in the U.S. and abroad.

Describe your ideal client.

A client that is as determined to achieve their goals as we are. 

Describe your charitable activities.

I am a Charity Newsie. Our goal is to clothe school aged children in Franklin County, Ohio. 100% of our donations are used to achieve that goal. You may see us selling papers in December in our "Newsie Whites". 

Immigration and Visas
  • Citizenship
  • Employer Work Visas
  • Family-based Visas
  • H1-B Visas
  • Naturalization
  • Permanent Resident-Green Card
  • Visas
  • Federal Tax
  • Real Property Tax Valuation
  • State and Local Tax
  • Tax Controversies and Appeals

Capital University Law School
LL.M. (Master's) in Taxation, 2012

Capital University Law School
J.D., 2008

Bar Association Membership

Columbus Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
American Bar Association - Section of Taxation


Mr. Porter was recently selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers and has been selected as a Top Lawyer by Columbus CEO Magazine. Mr. Porter has a Master's Degree in federal taxation, which has taught him how to develop analytical and comprehensive solutions to his client's issues. Mr. Porter has published articles in AILA's Voice magazine and has been quoted in the Columbus Dispatch. 

Court Admissions

Ohio Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for Southern District of Ohio
United States Tax Court

Board/Committee Membership

Member of Charity Newsies

Bar Admission Date


Summary of Firm

Dedicated to assisting individuals and businesses navigate the complex world of U.S. immigration law.

Summary of Previous Employment

Since 2014, Mr. Porter has been practicing immigration law at Porter Law Office, LLC. In 2008, Mr. Porter began his legal career working at a national immigration law firm where he gained unmatched experience on family-based immigration cases and employment related immigration cases (i.e., H-1B visas, PERM, etc.). While working towards his Master's Degree, Mr. Porter was a business and international tax lawyer. 

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes. We offer a free initial case consultation.

Fixed-Price Services and Fees

PERM (Labor Certification), Form I-140, Form I-485, H-1B Visa (New H-1B, Extension, Transfer, Amendment), and Family-Based Immigration (Form I-130, Form I-485, Form I-131, Form I-765)


Fees by Hourly Rate

Generally, hourly rate services include responding to a request for additional evidence (“RFE”) by USCIS, appeals, requests for reconsideration, U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) audits, court review, waivers, or removal proceedings, and tax controvsery services. 


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