Gary Port, Port & Sava

Gary Port
Port & Sava
303 Merrick Road
Suite 212
Lynbrook, NY 11563

Phone: (516) 352-2999

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Trial attorney with 32 years of experience who manages a small four attorney law firm. Twenty-eight years of experience as an Army officer in the United States Army Reserve. Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Hofstra University.

Civilian Resume: After leaving active duty in 1990 Mr. Port was an assistant district attorney in New York City during the crack cocaine crisis. He presented over 700 indictments to the grand jury, while the “on-call” district attorney took numerous homicide confessions, as a complaint room supervisor would process on average 75 to 100 arrests per shift, and managed a case load of approximately 200 matters at any given time. After leaving the District Attorney’s Office in 1993, Mr. Port worked for Kanterman, Taub and Breitner, a New York City based insurance defense firm. He later worked at Schneider Harris, a Long Island boutique law firm specializing in representation of medical professionals. Mr. Port founded his own firm in 2002, and in 2006 was joined by Captain George Sava to create Port and Sava. This is a general practice firm with a concentration Matrimonial/Family law, commercial litigation and assisting service members, veterans and dependents.

Mr. Port is also a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Hofstra University Law School, where he runs, under the auspices of the Gittenstein Institute for Health, a Pro Bono legal services program for Veterans.

Military Resume: Retirement Date, Date of Rank, Service and Key Positions: Retirement:1 January 2015, Lieutenant Colonel, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, US Army, Staff Judge Advocate for the 78th Training Division (TPU), on loan to 77th RSC 2003-2005 as assistant to the SJA with special tasking for mobilizations (ADSW), 4th LSO S-3 during OJE mobilization (TPU), Chief of Administrative Boards 77th ARCOM/RRC (TPU), Defense Counsel, Trial Defense Service (AD).

Organizations/Clubs/Philanthropies: American Legion, Commander Post 81, Association of the United States Army, Military Officer’s Association, Boy Scouts of America, past Scout Master, past District Council Member, Past President of the West Hempstead Chamber of Commerce, Past board member of the 4th JAG Officer’s Association; past Chairman of the Nassau County Bar Association’s General Practice, Solo and small firm committee, and the current Chairman of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Veteran’s Law Committee

Civilian Honors: New York Law Journal Pro Bono Award 2016, Gittenstein Institute Service Award, Hofstra University Recognition for the Volunteer Legal Assistance Program.

MILITARY AWARDS: Meritorious Service Medal, with one oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Ribbon,Army Service Ribbon with a “M” device

Mr. Port was also a member of Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s Veterans policy committee and with Mr. Sava drafted several sections of the Governor’s white paper on Veteran’s issues.

Mr. Port holds a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School, 1986 and B.A. with a double major in History and Psychology from New York University.