Christian P. Porter brings over 30 years of knowledge and experience to the firm. Working with community association boards and other related entities, he specializes in the areas of condominium and community association law, and commercial litigation. He provides legal guidance in all aspects of association law, including the review of governing documents and the enforcement of association rules and covenants, preventing client disputes from proceeding to court when feasible. Additionally, he practices real estate litigation, construction litigation and arbitration, bankruptcy law and litigation, and foreclosure law. As a partner of PMKC and previously Porter Tom Quitiquit Chee & Watts, Porter has successfully managed countless clients’ legal matters with the support of his dedicated staff.
He is a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the U.S. Federal Court of Claims.
Serving on the Legislative Action Committee of the Community Associations Institute, Porter advocates state legislation that favorably impacts local condominium and community associations. He also shares his wealth of knowledge at educational seminars in Hawaii. As a board member of the Condo Council of Maui, he educates condominium owners and association directors on changing community laws by coordinating speaking engagements, and presenting at seminars.
Based on the recommendations from the legal community, the respected legal source Martindale-Hubbell awarded Porter a “BV distinguished” rating for his exceptional ethical standards and legal abilities. For the fifth (2016 – 2020) consecutive year, his work in real estate litigation was also recognized by his peers in the 26th edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.”
He is published in his areas of expertise, authoring “How to Get Results in Collection of Delinquent Debts in Hawaii” and “Litigating Disputes Over Easements and Restrictive Covenants.”
Born in France, Porter lived in various cities in the U.S. and Japan based upon his father’s military assignments, attending Radford High School in Hawaii. In 1981, he graduated cum laude with his B.S. in criminal justice from Chaminade University. Shortly after, he earned his J.D. from William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, in 1984.