Los Angeles Attorney Mitchell A. Port
Mitchell A. Port, Esq. is an attorney in Los Angeles focusing his practice on probate, trust administration, estate planning, and tax controversies. Mitch has been honored to be included in an elite group of approximately 10 percent of all attorneys who holds an AV Preeminent Rating, a designation trusted worldwide by buyers and referrers of legal services. Mitch also maintains a superb AVVO client rating of 10.0 making him AVVO’s “Top Attorney” in probate. Recognized as a “Super Lawyer”, Mitch is included among outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement; the patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.
As a solo practitioner for nearly 3 decades, Mitch continues to provide each client with the specialized skills, experience, personal focus, and hands-on attention they need at cost-effective rates.
Mitch represents individuals and businesses with cases pending before all Superior Courts throughout California in matters involving guardianships, probate, probate disputes, trust administration, and trust disputes. Mitch also prepares living trusts, wills, durable powers of attorney as well as advance health care directives; of course, under the right circumstances, Mitch will discuss and prepare other appropriate estate planning tools (such as special needs trusts, irrevocable trusts, and other trusts).
Mitch Port translates all legal and tax jargon into plain English for his clients when dealing with tax controversy cases in the U.S. Tax Court and problems with the Internal Revenue Service, while strategizing during a California probate case, and when discussing estate tax planning so that every client he works with is informed, up-to-date, aware of case developments, and able to make educated and informed decisions. Mitch works with clients throughout Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, and Santa Barbara counties. At a client’s request, Mitch will work in any courtroom in California.
A California attorney since 1982, Mitch earned an LL.M in tax law from the University of San Diego School of Law and a J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law. Mitch graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles with a B.A. in Political Science.
Mitch has been a pro bono speaker for many professional accounting associations and service and non-profit organizations, as well as a writer whose articles have been published in several trade publications. He serves or has served on the board of directors of several non-profit organizations. Mitch is an avid and skilled cyclist who has ridden throughout the eastern seaboard and on long rides from California to Mexico. He has also backpacked in half a dozen national parks, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and Canada. Mitch has two adult daughters who are in pursuit of their own career goals.