About Our Firm in Hattiesburg, MS

Elizabeth Porter — Lawyer in Hattiesburg, MA
Elizabeth Porter, Attorney at Law, provides professional and personalized legal representation to clients in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and the surrounding areas. She specializes in criminal defense and family law matters. Get the expert legal advice you deserve when you choose Elizabeth Porter, Attorney at Law. She will zealously fight for and defend your legal rights.


As a Mississippi native, Elizabeth graduated from Presbyterian Christian High School in Hattiesburg. She then went on to the University of Southern Mississippi and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in financial planning and minored in child and family studies. In 2006, she received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Mississippi College School of Law. There she participated as an officer in the Law Student Bar Association and the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity, where she started the Ambulance Chase, a yearly fundraiser with UMMC students.

Professional Experience

Elizabeth served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Fifteenth Circuit Court District, specifically prosecuting crimes against women and children. In 2010, she opened her own legal practice in Hattiesburg, MS, and served as Chief Public Defender for Forrest County from 2012-2015.

Associates, Awards, & Certifications

    • Signature Magazine’s Best of the Pine Belt (Best Attorney 2016)
    • Hattiesburg American’s Top 20 under 40 for 2015
    • Graduate of the Mississippi Bar’s Leadership Forum
    • Mississippi Center for Legal Services Board of Directors
    • Mississippi Public Defenders Association Board of Directors
    • Mississippi Bar Association
    • South Central Mississippi Bar Association
    • Hattiesburg Area Young Lawyers' Association
    • Southern Miss Greek Alumni Hall of Fame
    • Recognized in 2009 by Southwest Mississippi Children's Advocacy Center
For more information about our legal services, call Attorney Elizabeth Porter today at (601) 545-2889.