Sara E. Porter

Sara E. Porter


Practice Areas

  • Appeals
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction

Representative Experience

  • Defended sitting district attorney in a civil RICO matter; achieved dismissal of the lawsuit on summary judgment and affirmance by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  Farmer v. D&O Contractors, Inc., 640 Fed. Appx. 302 (5th Cir. 2016)
  • Defended historic New Orleans restaurant in an action seeking to reverse its sale; achieved dismissal of the lawsuit and affirmance by the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Bourbon Investments, LLC v. New Orleans Equity, LLC, 2015-1234 (La. App. 4 Cir. 12/21/16), 207 So.3d 1088
  • Preserved several attorney fee and cost awards on appeal in expropriation cases.  See, e.g., Board of Sup’rs of La. State University v. Boudreaux’s Tire & Auto Repair, L.L.C., 2013-0444 (La. App. 4 Cir. 3/5/14), 133 So.3d 1262; Board of Sup’rs of Louisiana State University and Agr. and Mechanical College v. 1732 Canal Street, L.L.C., 2014-0976 (La. App. 4 Cir. 1/15/14), 133 So.3d 109.

Professional Organizations

Member, Louisiana State Bar Association
Member, Minnesota State Bar Association


  • J.D., Tulane University Law School, Order of the Coif, magna cum laude, 2011
  • B.A., Boston College, 2006


  • State of Louisiana, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2015
  • State of Minnesota, 2017
  • Email:
  • Direct: 612.359.7614
  • Fax: 612.359.7602

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