Experienced Attorney

Elizabeth Porter, Attorney At Law, provides quality legal representation for family law and criminal defense cases throughout South Mississippi. Turn to Elizabeth for divorce, child custody, child support, adoption, paternity, misdemeanors, felony criminal cases and more. You will receive individual attention and one-on-one time tailored to your needs. 

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Family Law

Dealing with family law matters? Elizabeth specializes in all types of family law including divorce, child custody, child support, adoption, contempt, and grandparents’ visitation cases.

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Criminal Defense

Facing a misdemeanor or felony? Ensure your legal rights are protected with Elizabeth Porter, Attorney at Law.

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Personal Injury

Hurt in a car wreck? Turn to Elizabeth Porter, Attorney at Law, for all of your personal injury needs.

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Charged with a DUI offense? Trust Elizabeth to handle your case with both compassion and expertise.

Elizabeth Porter, attorney at law

Specializing in Criminal Defense and Family Matters

Elizabeth Porter provides professional and personalized legal representation to clients in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and the surrounding areas. She specializes in criminal defense and family law matters. Get the expert legal advice you deserve when you choose Elizabeth Porter. She will zealously fight for and defend your legal rights.


A Hattiesburg native, Elizabeth graduated from Presbyterian Christian High School then went on to the University of Southern Mississippi where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in financial planning and minored in child and family studies. In 2006, she received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Mississippi College School of Law where she participated as an officer in the Law Student Bar Association and the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity.

Professional Experience

Elizabeth first served as an Assistant District Attorney, specifically prosecuting crimes against women and children in the 15th Circuit Court District. Later as Chief Public Defender in Forrest County, Elizabeth represented persons charged with crimes ranging from grand larceny to capital murder. Elizabeth opened her solo law practice in Hattiesburg, MS, in 2010 and currently serves the city Hattiesburg as Municipal Prosecutor Pro Tempore.

Associates, Awards, & Certifications

  • Signature Magazine’s Best of the Pine Belt (Best Attorney 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Hattiesburg American’s Top 20 under 40 for 2015
  • Graduate of the Mississippi Bar’s Leadership Forum
  • Mississippi Center for Legal Services Board of Directors (2016 - 2017)
  • Mississippi Public Defenders Association Board of Directors (2014 - 2017)
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • South Central Mississippi Bar Association
  • Hattiesburg Area Young Lawyers' Association
  • Southern Miss Greek Alumni Hall of Fame
  • Recognized in 2009 by Southwest Mississippi Children's Advocacy Center for her outstanding work with children
  • Kindness in Action Recognition 
  • 2019 Sales and Marketing Professional Pinnacle Finalist 

Service Areas

Forrest | Lamar | Marion | Perry | Pearl River | Wayne | Jones | Smith | Simpson | Covington | Jeff Davis | Lawrence

Schedule a Consultation with Elizabeth Porter

When facing any legal matter or suit, it is best to consult with an attorney first to ensure your rights are fully protected. Elizabeth will defend you against even the toughest charges. Call Elizabeth Porter, Attorney at Law, today to schedule a consultation.

(601) 545-2889