Attorney Frederic A. Portman

Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist by Ohio State Bar Association

Fred Portman is a personal injury lawyer, Ohio Workers' Compensation attorney, and Social Security Disability advocate in Columbus, OhioFred graduated from Ohio State with a BA in 1969, and from Ohio State Law School in 1973

Fred Portman started his law career working for the Attorney General’s Office for 1 year. After gaining trial experience there he went into private practice from 1974 to 1976.

In 1976 Fred joined the firm of Green, Schiavoni, Murphy, Haines & Sgambatti as a partner. There he focused his practice on workers’ compensation, personal injury, and labor and employment matters.

In 1983 he co-founded Cloppert, Portman & Sauter, and then added current partner, Mark Foley, in 1984 to form Cloppert, Portman, Sauter, Latanick & Foley in 1985, where he continued practicing in the areas of of workers’ compensation and personal injury. Mark and Fred left Cloppert firm in April 2002 to start Portman & Foley, LLP focusing on the areas of Ohio Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury..


Ohio State University, BSED. 1969
Ohio State University College of Law 1970-1973, cum laude, Juris doctor


Professional and Bar Association Memberships

American Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Columbus Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Ohio Association for Justice
Franklin County Association for Justice


Awards and Recognition

Best Lawyers in America – Workers’ Compensation
Ohio Super Lawyers – Workers’ Compensation 2009, 2010, 2011
AV Rating – Martindale-Hubbell
Who’s Who In Law – Columbus Business First


Practice Areas

Ohio Workers' Compensation
Personal Injury


Law Office Information

Portman & Foley LLP
766 Northwest Boulevard
Columbus, Ohio 43212

(614) 461-1234


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