I am a lifelong resident of Kansas City. I attended Rockhurst High School, the University of Missouri-Columbia, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, where I served as Literary Editor of the Law Review. Upon my graduation from law school, I spent one year as a judicial law clerk in Jackson County, Missouri and then spent several years at a prominent Kansas City litigation firm. In 2011, I realized a lifelong dream and founded the Porto Law Firm. I am also an adjunct professor at a local community college where I teach tort and contract law. I currently reside in the Kansas City area with my wife, Christina, and our four children: Rosemary, Charlie, Agnes, and Beatrice.