Alissa N. Portner

Portner Alissa

Alissa Portner focuses her practice on complex product liability and mass torts litigation. Alissa's experience includes conducting in-depth legal research and analysis, drafting motions and briefs, and responding to written discovery. Throughout the course of her practice, she has drafted dispositive motions, taken fact witness depositions, and participated in trial preparation. Prior to joining the firm, Alissa served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable J. Mark Coulson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.




  • J.D. magna cum laude University of Maryland School of Law 2019
    • Order of the Coif
    • Manuscripts editor, Maryland Law Review
    • Judicial intern, the Honorable Marvin J. Garbis, United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • B.A. Political Science magna cum laude Franklin and Marshall College 2016
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Clerk Experience

  • Honorable J. Mark Coulson U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, Defense Research Institute
    • Vice-liaison, Product Liability, Young Lawyers Committee
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Maryland Bar Association