Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. 8000 Flour Exchange Building 310 Fourth Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55415 612.455.0500
Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. 8000 Flour Exchange Building 310 Fourth Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55415 612.455.0500

Christopher T. Porter

Christopher T. Porter

Direct Dial: 612.455.6218

Christopher T. Porter is an attorney at Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. Chris graduated with his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in May 2023 with concentrations in intellectual property and business law.

Chris is a passionate, client-centered, and detailed-oriented member of Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. Chris joined the firm in early 2022 as a law clerk and has collaborated extensively with attorney Craig W. Trepanier to deliver high-quality legal services to TMB’s clients. His primary areas of focus are intellectual property law (including copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets), commercial litigation, sales representative law, employment law, and laws governing non-compete agreements and other restrictive covenants.

During law school at the University of Minnesota, Chris participated in the Intellectual Property Moot Court, the Business Law Clinic, and multiple student organizations. His course experiences ranged from civil litigation and contract drafting to copyright, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, data privacy, and bankruptcy law, among others.

Chris’ undergraduate degree in philosophy uniquely qualifies him to identify straight-forward solutions for what can be complex legal challenges. During college, Chris worked with a general practice attorney in Virginia that exposed him to a variety of legal disciplines including general civil litigation, family law, and criminal defense. Over time, he realized his passion for law rested with helping entrepreneurs and creative businesspeople build their businesses and protect their tangible and intangible property.

Originally from Illinois, Chris loves both the snowy winters and the beautiful summers in the Twin Cities and has enjoyed his time becoming a Minnesotan. Chris’ wife, Jessica, graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2024. Together, they enjoy traveling, spending time with their rescue dog, and camping on the North Shore.

Practice Areas:

  • Copyrights & Trademarks
  • Trade Secrets
  • Sales Representatives
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Non-Competes
  • Business Startups
  • Corporate Law
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Executive Law
  • Business Acquisitions

Jurisdictions Admitted:

  • Minnesota Supreme Court (2023)
  • Federal District of Minnesota (2023)

Professional Associations:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association


  • Liberty University, B.A. (2020) magna cum laude
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D. (2023), Intellectual Property Law Concentration, Business Law Concentration

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