R. Clay Porter


Mr. Porter is a founding partner of Dennis, Corry, Porter & Smith, LLP.  His practice is devoted to the defense of motor carriers and motor carrier insurers throughout the United States. He serves as National Outside Counsel to Schneider National Carriers, Inc., and provides national and regional services to other motor carriers and truck insurance companies.

Mr. Porter is a frequent speaker at transportation and insurance industry seminars including the ATA Forum for Motor Carrier General Counsel, Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA), Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA), Truck Load Carriers Association, The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC), The American Sleep Apnea Association, University of Tennessee Large Truck Safety Symposium, and the International Truck & Bus Safety & Security Symposium.

Practice Areas:

  • Transportation Litigation - Major Motor Carrier Accident Litigation
  • Complex Litigation Oversight
  • National Transportation Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Insurance - Transportation Insurance Policy Forms

Admitted to Practice:

  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Georgia
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Eckerd College, B.A., 1976
  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1979
Professional Affiliations:Expand
  • American College of Transportation Attorneys, Chairman, 2011-present
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association, Founding Member
  • Transportation Lawyers Association, Member
  • The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, Member
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, President, 1987-1990
  • Georgia State Bar, Executive of the Insurance Section, 1987-1990
  • The Mythology of Logo Liability: An Analysis of Paradigms of Lease Liability for Motor Carriers
  • Motor Carrier Liability, Publisher: CCH Incorporated (co-author)
  • The Mythology of Logo Liability, Transportation Law Journal, Spring 2005 (co-author)
  • The Hidden Cost of Non-Compliance, Transportation Law Journal, Fall 2000 (author)