Kaley “Kat” Porter has been passionate about state and federal workplace protections and labor law for many years, as she has exclusively practiced labor law since beginning her legal career. Her enthusiasm has only intensified since joining LawrenceQueen and she is excited to represent clients that are dealing with difficult employment challenges and discrimination in the workplace. She brings energy, tenacity, creativity and compassion to her practice at the firm.
Kat has a B.A. in English Literature from Florida State University and earned her law degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law. She was admitted to the Virginia Bar in November 2020. Prior to joining LawrenceQueen, she clerked for Associate Chief Administrative Law Judge, Carrie Bland, at the Department of Labor’s Office of Administrative Law Judges. As a Judicial Law Clerk, Kat specialized in Black Lung law, though she also handled federal whistleblower, wage and hour enforcement, longshore and harbor workers’ compensation, and immigration matters. In law school, she served as a student caseworker in Washington and Lee’s Black Lung Clinic, seeking justice for our nation’s coal miners through Black Lung benefits claims.
When not working Kat enjoys exercising her skills as a musician, devouring novels, powerlifting, and cooking delicious meals for her family.
- National Employment Lawyers Association
- Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
- Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
- Virginia Bar Association
- Eastern District of Virginia
- Western District of Virginia