Olivia R. Porter is an Associate in the firm’s Trusts & Estates, Trust & Estate Litigation and Mental Health, Guardianship & Elder Law Litigation Practice Groups. Olivia’s practice focuses on assisting clients on a variety of matters including contested probate proceedings, estate and trust accounting proceedings, and various other complex disputes between beneficiaries and fiduciaries, as well as complex elder law litigation, including Mental Hygiene Law Article 81 and SCPA 17-A guardianship matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Olivia served as Nassau County Assistant District Attorney, where she performed as a litigator and prosecuted both misdemeanor and felony offenses. During her tenure as Assistant District Attorney, she tried multiple cases to verdict and conducted numerous court hearings.
Olivia received her J.D. from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University where she was a member of the Hofstra Trial Advocacy Association, and was awarded Hofstra Law’s Child and Family Advocacy Fellowship. As a law student, she completed 750 Pro Bono hours and received the “Gold Award” for public service. Olivia served as Judicial Intern to the Honorable Joanna Seybert, United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York, and was an extern at the New York State Office of Court Administration, where she assisted the chief counsel in research and policy proposals relating to the New York Mental Hygiene Law. Olivia received her undergraduate degree from Hofstra University where she studied Psychology.