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James R. Porritt, Jr. is a 6th generation of eldest sons born to eldest sons. He was born February 26, 1948 the first seven children. He graduated from Lake Orion High School in 1966 and married his high school sweetheart, Christine, in 1969. In 1970 he graduated from Oakland University and enrolled in Wayne State University Law School. He graduated from law school and was licensed to practice in 1973. He began his legal career while attending law school in the offices of I. Goodman Cohen in the Ford Building in downtown Detroit.

In 1973 he returned to Oakland County to continue his career and moved to Oxford, Michigan where he and Christine have proudly raised their five children. He became a partner in a firm with offices in Oxford and Orchard Lake, Michigan. His initial business was that of a general practitioner with a concentration on litigation and included criminal defense, personal injury, divorce and general civil lawsuits.

In 1982 Mr. Porritt joined forces with a well recognized law firm in Lake Orion to form Parenti, Treinen, Bunting, Hohauser & Porritt, P.C. By 1986 the partners elected to discontinue the corporate entity and to share space as separate attorneys. He has continued in that business format to this day and continues to share space in a unique law building built as a replica of a lighthouse on the shore of Lake Orion.

Mr. Porritt serves as a current Director of the Orion Area Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Grievance Committee of the North Oakland County Board of Realtors. In 1989 he and his wife established a Re/Max franchise which is also located in the same building and it has won numerous awards for its performance over the years. He is the immediate past Chairperson of the Oakland Bar Association Real Estate Committee. He is a past president of Kiwanis. He maintains memberships in the Real Estate Sections of both the Michigan and American Bar Associations.




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