A law firm is only as great as its attorneys. Mark E. Porter, Karin Kan, Sean R. Porter,
and Rebecca Y. Price and David B. Gallup are of counsel to each other in the practice of
law. Together, they have more than 40 years of experience in the practice of law.
  
Mark E. Porter (above, center) is the founder and principal attorney of the firm. He developed high level litigation and business
counseling skills during his service with two of Cleveland’s largest law firms.  Mr. Porter earned his law degree from Rutgers
University School of Law, where he graduated in the top 15% of his class, and was a Mock Trial National Team Member.  Mr.
Porter is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland.  Thereafter, he earned a Masters Degree in History
from the University of Maryland while on active duty as a naval officer.  Mr. Porter is also a graduate of the U.S. Naval War
College, Newport, Rhode Island. He is admitted to all state and federal courts in Ohio as well as the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.
S. Court of Federal Claims.  Mr. Porter is a member of  the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. In addition, he has the
distinction of being  a life member of the Eighth District Judicial Conference, a convocation of judges and lawyers who meet to
improve the legal system in Cuyahoga County and in general.  Mr. Porter is active as an elected councilman for his home town of
South Russell, Ohio. He has tried over 40 cases before juries, judges and arbitrators in criminal and civil cases.  

 Mr. Porter can be reached at (440) 338-1100.

Karin Kan (above, right) was born in Texas and grew up in Southern California.  After college, she worked as a paralegal for an
immigration and human rights attorney.  Ms. Kan then moved to New York City and graduated law school from St. John’s
University School of Law. She was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 2016. Ms. Kan joined the Law Office of Mark E. Porter, LLC, as of-
counsel on March 15, 2021. Prior to joining the firm, she worked extensively in public interest with Catholic Charities of New York,
Cincinnati, and Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio.  She gained invaluable experience working on family matters, criminal defense,
and immigration actions. In the course of her career, Ms. Kan also worked as a public defender for Erie County, where she
represented clients for custody matters, and child support actions, and misdemeanors.   Ms. Kan has also represented clients in
guardianship and probate matters.  Before joining the Law Office of Mark E. Porter, LLC, Ms. Kan worked at a prominent
Cleveland, Ohio, law firm, where she dealt primarily with family law, immigration, and criminal defense clients. Ms. Kan is a
passionate advocate assisting clients in navigating the often complex legal system, and protecting their rights.  She works diligently
and zealously to obtain the best outcomes for her clients.

Ms. Kan can be reached at (216) 868-6168.


Rebecca Yingst Price, (above, left) is of counsel to the Firm. Ms. Price brings a wide variety of high quality experiences in life and
as an attorney to the firm.  Ms. Price earned her law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 2003 and was
licensed to practice in Ohio the same year.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree from University of Rochester in 1999, followed by a
year of teaching English in Santiago, Chile.  She began her legal career at the Cleveland law firm of Thompson Hine as a contract
attorney on a large toxic tort case.  Thereafter she was employed by the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas as a judicial staff
attorney, first for Judge Peggy Foley Jones and later for Judge John J. Russo.  She also has experience in the area of Medicare
appeals, as she was previously  employed by the Medicare Court of Appeals.  Ms. Price has distinguished herself by zealously
protecting and defending the interests of clients under a variety of difficult  circumstances and in a number of areas, including
probate, real estate, administrative law, consumer protection, and a wide variety of other matters.  She is admitted to practice in all
Ohio courts.

  Ms. Price can be reached at (216) 239-5043.
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Sean R. Porter (above, center) joined the firm as of counsel on January 1, 2020, after practicing for two years at another well-
known Cleveland family and criminal law practice. Sean is the latest in a long line of attorneys from the same family practicing in
the Northeast Ohio are. Cleveland has been home to his family since the 1820’s. In joining the firm, Sean is continuing the family
tradition of providing outstanding legal services to clients throughout Northeast Ohio, a tradition of legal service that began with his
great-great uncle, Judge James Connell in the early 1920’s. Sean loves the Cleveland area and shows his appreciation for its people
with superb legal representation.

Sean specializes in representing clients in the Family Law and Domestic Relations areas. In his practice, Sean focuses on Family
Law, Domestic Relations and Criminal Defense. Sean will guide you through the struggles many people experience when engaged in
a Divorce, Dissolution, Child Custody, Child Support, Child Protective Services, or Alimony disputes. He understands that these can
be extremely difficult times for clients, and works to ensure that his clients are happy with the results achieved. Sean works to
make sure that the children involved between married or non-married parties have a household and a living environment that allows
them to grow into the persons they were meant to be. In Criminal Defense cases, Sean builds trust with his clients to ensure that
their rights will be protected every step of the way through the legal process. an wants every client to know that his practice is
devoted to achieving the best results for his clients. Sean is here to represent your best interests and believes that he cannot be
satisfied with an outcome until the client is. Let Sean take on your case and you will see an exceptional attorney in action
determined to protect your interests.

    Sean Porter can be reached at (440) 465-7820.