Mr. Portman pursued every avenue available in law school to hone his advocacy skills, including trial practice courses and moot trial competitions. In that regard, he was the recipient of the 2016 New Brunswick Trial Lawyer’s Association Prize in Trial Advocacy. Since then he has continued to develop and demonstrate his skills in litigation.
Mr. Portman is also a part-time instructor of Family Law, Litigation and Employment Law at Seneca College in Newmarket, and is a Member of the Board of Directors for the Peel Family Education Centre in Brampton & Mississauga. He has been recognized for his research contributions and scholarship, most recently in the United Nations Human Rights Council Workshop Report on Unilateral Coercive Measures.
Paul brings a breadth of experience and understanding in various areas of law, but focuses on the areas of civil litigation, particularly family and employment law, corporate/commercial law and wills & estates. Having said that, Paul works closely with Peter Roupas of the firm who provides mentorship on his files when needed.
Mr. Portman is available for consultations after-hours and on weekends (by appointment) at our Newmarket, Barrie and Mississauga offices.