Lisa Porter grew up in Southern Oregon. She was raised by a mother with diagnosed Multiple Sclerosis. After high school, Lisa became a lead paralegal for eight years for a handicapped attorney. From an early age, Lisa understood the day to day struggles of those with disabilities whether at home or in the work place. Because of this, Lisa developed a strong passion for helping those with disabilities. She went on to graduate from Lewis and Clark Law School in 1995. At the same time, she held a clerkship with former Plaintiff's Firm, Pozzi, Wilson, Atchison where she focused on workers compensation appeals, personal injury, and Social Security Disability. After working as a corporate attorney/account executive managing large class action lawsuits, Lisa began a solo practice. In her practice as Johnston Porter Law Office, Lisa continued to offer legal services in the areas of Workers Compensation, personal injury, and Social Security Disability. She also realized many of her clients struggled with financial difficulties and so a portion of her practice was devoted to consumer protection and bankruptcies. In 2011, Lisa began developing her practice more exclusively in the Social Security Disability arena. She joined David Lowry Law Offices' disability practice. In 2011, Lisa partnered with Melissa Kenney to form the law firm, KP Law, LLC, which merged with retiring attorney , David B. Lowry's, law practice. KP Law is a disability benefit rights firm that offers legal services in Social Security Disability, disability rights education, and public policy advocacy on behalf of disabled citizens primarily in the Pacific Northwest. The firm also teams up with other Disability attorneys and law firms in providing hearing level representation as well as appellate research and brief writing in Social Security Disability cases from Appeals Council to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. KP Law is now one of the premier law firms in Social Security Disability in the Northwest.

Areas of Practice

  • 90% Social Security Disability
  • 10% Veteran's Disability

Litigation Percentage

  • 20% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • VA Disability, Accredited by Veteran's Administration, 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 2002
  • Washington, 2001
  • U.S. District Court District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law, Portland, Oregon
    • J.D. - 1995
  • Southern Oregon University
    • B.A. - 1992
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Political Science


  • Nuts and Bolts of Social Security Disability, Clark County Bar Association, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Oregon Women Lawyers
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Veterans Administration Accreditation, Member
  • NACBA, Member
  • Oregon Minority Lawyers Association Board – Co‐Chair 2006
  • Washington County Bar Association, Member
Practice Areas
Law Office Contact
Lisa Rene Johnston-Porter
  • Licensed for 17 years

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