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Charles R. Porter Jr.

Charles R. Porter Jr.

Of-counsel, Retired
Corpus Christi, Texas

Charles R. Porter, Jr. has always believed the law "is the glue that holds society together." Although retired, Charlie's patriarchal "glue" still influences the firm. He received a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas in 1943, then served as a Lt. (j.g.) in the U.S. Navy in the Southwest Pacific before returning to the University's law school. After receiving his Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree, the Waco native moved to Corpus Christi to become an Assistant County, then Assistant District Attorney. In 1952 he began a civil law practice, and remained a trial lawyer until he retired 40 years later._ He is a Fellow of the Texas and American Bar Foundations, a member of the International and Texas Association of Defense Counsel, and past President of the Corpus Christi Bar Association.

He and wife, Alice, live in nearby Rockport where Charlie boats, fishes and golfs. He chaired the Board of First United Methodist Church, taught Sunday schools for 30 years, and served as a lay preacher. They have four children and nine grandchildren.


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • University of Texas
    • Bachelor Degree - 1943
    • Major: Business Administration

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • International Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Corpus Christi Bar Association, Past President
  • First United Methodist Church, Chair, Board
  • Corpus Christi, Assistant District Attorney

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Navy, Southwest Pacific, Lieutenant

With offices in Corpus Christi, Austin, and San Antonio, the law firm of Porter, Rogers, Dahlman & Gordon, P.C., serves South Texas, Central Texas, and the Rio Grande Valley. We have many clients in Atascosa, Bastrop, Bexar, Brooks, Burnett, Cameron, Comal, Duval, Gillespie, Hays, Hidalgo, Jim Wells, Kendall, Live Oak, Nueces, Port Aransas, San Patricio, Starr, Travis, Uvalde, Webb, Williamson, and Wilson counties, including the communities of Alice, Brownsville, Del Rio, Edinburg, Fulton, Harlingen, Laredo, McAllen, Rockport, and San Diego.

One Law Firm in Three Cities

Corpus Christi




San Antonio


Porter, Rogers, Dahlman
& Gordon, P.C.

One Shoreline Plaza,
800 North Shoreline
Suite 800 S
Corpus Christi TX 78401
Phone 361-880-5808
Fax 361-880-5844
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