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Christopher T. Porter is a Paralegal 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 business and intellectual property law. Chris recently took the Minnesota bar exam and is expected to obtain his law license and begin practicing law as a full-fledged attorney in October 2023.
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 executive law, employment law, non-compete agreements and restrictive covenants, unpaid wages, commercial litigation, and laws applicable to independent manufacturers’ sales representatives.
During law school at the University of Minnesota, Chris participated in the Business Law Clinic, the Intellectual Property Moot Court, and multiple student organizations. His class experiences ranged from contract drafting and civil litigation to copyright, trademarks, and bankruptcy law, among others.
Chris’ undergraduate degree in philosophy uniquely qualifies him to identify simple 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 Aurora, 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, will graduate 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.