Meet The Team
Experienced and Strategic
Mr. Poretz, a seasoned trial attorney, holds the prestigious AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, the highest rating given in both legal ability and ethical standards, from national lawyer rating service Martindale-Hubbell®. Mr. Poretz has been actively engaged in the practice of law for over ten-years and has appeared on behalf of his clients in state and federal courts hundreds of times. Mr. Poretz’s trial experience began as a T. Brooke Howard Fellow with the Alexandria, Virginia Public Defender’s Office. Later, Mr. Poretz served as a judicial clerk to the Alexandria Circuit Court judges and continues to serve that Court as guardian ad litem, committee, trustee and commissioner in chancery.
Mr. Poretz has represented numerous individuals and entities in a variety of criminal, civil and administrative matters. Institutional clients represented by Mr. Poretz include BB&T Bank, Amazon.com, United Way of the National Capital Area, the State of Maryland and The Birchmere Music Hall. A native of Alexandria and graduate of T.C. Williams High School, Mr. Poretz remains active in the community, regularly participating in a variety of pro bono matters. Mr. Poretz has served as pro bono of counsel to the Alexandria Public Defenders Office, pro bono counsel for the Legal Aid Justice Center, and has participated in numerous other charitable endeavors. He is the former President of the Alexandria Bar Foundation, former Chairman of the Beat the Odds scholarship program and, currently, is a Member of Alexandria’s Board of Zoning Appeals.
Mr. Poretz is a member of the Virginia State Bar, and the District of Columbia Bar and the Alexandria Bar Association and lives in Alexandria with his wife and son.