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Arthur Woods Porter

Member Spotlight

October 2022

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Hometown: Born and raised in Darien, Connecticut
Law School: The American University Washington College of Law
Live in: Castle Pines
Works at: Arthur W. Porter, P.C.
Practice Areas(s): Family Law
CBA Member Since: 1983

Arthur and his wife Kristen have been married for 18 years. Each was previously married, and together they formed a blended family of six. They recently moved from Colorado Springs to Castle Pines, where they plan to retire—one day!

Describe yourself in five words.

Passionate, dedicated, positive, kindhearted, and funny.

What is one of the most positive experiences you’ve had as a lawyer?

Time and again, my practice has allowed me to positively impact the lives of families, especially children. The best example was the chance I was given to help one child pursue his Olympic Team dream.

What is your favorite place to escape to in Colorado?

We love to be on the water. Any chance we get, we enjoy boating at either Horsetooth Reservoir in Ft. Collins or Pueblo Reservoir. It’s such a great way to relax and recharge.

Outside of the law, what are your hobbies?

My serious avocation is restoring and racing historic BMW racing cars. This hobby came to me from a client who offered to pay his bill with an old race car. Since then, I have restored 26 cars (now on the 27th) and raced all over the world. Check out!

Favorite place you’ve traveled to:

We’ve been privileged to have traveled extensively. But far and away our most memorable trip was to Barcelona, Spain. What a city!

What’s your favorite board game?

We love the look, feel, and challenge of an intense set of backgammon matches. We play on a vintage Crisloid board. Big and clunky. It can get pretty intense!

How do you find work/life balance?

This is an easy one. Work is important. It’s a calling of sorts. But at the end of the day, it’s a means to an end. Peter Sellers was quoted as saying: “You have to live before you die, or you’ll die before you live.” Don’t forget it!

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

I’ve had achievements throughout life. Plaques and trophies are nice. But greatest of all is successfully creating our blended family of six and raising f