Frederic A. Portman
Certified workers’ compensation specialist by Ohio State Bar Association
Fred 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, Personal Injury, and Social Security Disability.
Professional and Bar Association Memberships
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