Erik Porcaro


Erik Porcaro

Personal Injury Attorney

  • Coastal VA Magazine’s Top Lawyers List

  • Advisory Board Member for Operation Smile

  • 2015 – Won the 2nd Highest Trial Verdict in VA

Recent Settlements/Verdicts

$300,000 For a Slip & Fall at Work

$245,000 After a Driver was Rear-ended

$320,000 After Insurance Offered $65,000

$950,000 Jury Verdict for a Car Accident

$3.5M Verdict Awarded to a Teacher Hit by a Drunk Driver

Erik Porcaro is an experienced litigator who has spent decades successfully fighting for individuals seeking justice. His clients rely on his compassion and empathy, while his opponents know him for his prowess practicing law. The courtroom is where Erik shines. His communication skills help jurors understand what justice looks like.  


“When you’re in court, it’s all about helping the jury see the impact an accident had on my client’s life.”


Erik Porcaro began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan, handling complex investigations and arguing jury trials to verdict. He went on to serve as house counsel to a large insurance company, learning the personal injury process from the defendant’s perspective. This background has forged a fierce and incisive litigator, who has successfully represented clients in complex and serious personal injury cases.


“I used to work for an insurance company as a lawyer, and that gave me a lot of insight into how they deal with and evaluate cases because they see cases as numbers, not as individuals.” 


He is a valued resource and instructor, having trained lawyers in the insurance industry on trial advocacy, the art of cross-examination and legal ethics. Mr. Porcaro is a popular guest lecturer in New York, Virginia and Washington. D.C. and is a long-standing member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.

Erik Porcaro’s record speaks for itself. His ability to dig deep into cases and get the insurance companies to pay what is fair to his clients is driven by his compassion and empathy. As a father, Erik works well with young clients who might be intimidated by legal proceedings. His work as a DA only helps drive him to pursue justice.

Outside the office, Erik is a husband and father. He has three sons, and coaches basketball and lacrosse. In the community, Erik has been involved with Operation Smile since his graduation from college. He continues to serve on its advisory board.

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They actually won my case 3 times!

Larena's Win

After her car accident, Larena asked her father, a local stevedore, for his advice on who to call. He recommended Rutter Mills. Her team of car accident experts at Rutter Mills fought back when the insurance companies tried to deny her the money she needed to recuperate from her injuries. We took her case to trial – and won. When the insurance company filed their appeals, we beat them again – two more times! Larena got the money she needed and the justice she deserved.

When you’ve got a serious injury, you need a serious lawyer. That’s why we chose Rutter Mills.

Motorcycle Accidents Change Everything

When Ed was injured in a motorcycle crash, he knew he needed a serious lawyer to protect his rights. The insurance companies were fighting him every step of the way. Rutter Mills helped prove Ed’s case and get him the money he needed to get on the road to recovery.

I knew I needed Rutter Mills.

Fighting For What's Right

Getting Justice

On his way home from work at the shipyard, Dan was involved in an accident. He tried to file a claim on his own, but the insurance company wouldn’t give him the money he needed to put his life back on track. Dan knew he needed to call Rutter Mills.

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A Rutter Mills case is a serious case. It may mean you have been badly injured. It certainly means you have a lot on the line, and the resolution of your case will make a big difference to you, your family, and your life moving forward.

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Don’t take our word for it. Read what Erik’s clients say about their Rutter Mills experience.

David C.

Firm is solid, professional, and they care about their clients. Mr. Porcaro and his assistant are awesome. They have your best interest at heart. They really want you to be treated fairly and that is invaluable. They are professionals and I give them both 5 stars out of 5. Win or lose they battle for fairness, and for your best interest, and that is what it is about.

Krystal M.

My 1yr old and I were in a pretty bad accident. I called Rutter Mills and they were on it asap! They not only took care of me, but my daughter as well and I couldn't be more thankful!

Mary W.

I highly recommend this law firm. They treated not only me, but my husband like family. Heather Bell was very helpful and nice. Eric Porcaro is a great attorney. Together they were wonderful, professional, and caring people. They worked very hard for our case.

Melissa M.

Super professional and incredibly nice. My paralegal & lawyer, Kamilah White & Erik Porcaro, were so nice and they had some A+ communication throughout the process (even through COVID). This was my first time using a lawyer and they were patient and clear about the process, what to do, and what to expect. Will definitely recommend to any friends/family!

Michael M.

My "Dream Team" Attorney Erik Porcaro and Paralegal Jackie Shuster worked over and above my expectations. She kept an open dialogue throughout the entire process and kept me informed through every phase of my case. I will always come back to Rutter Mills. Thanks for a great experience.

Kayla E

Danielle and Eric were absolutely amazing they took great care of me throughout the entire process this Is my second time working with rutter mills and I couldn’t see myself ever working with anyone else. They are always very professional and time efficient. I highly recommend working with them to anyone.

James A

I was hurt, lost, and defeated. RutterMills found doctors to relieve the pain, found a path that I could walk, and like a Phoenix, RutterMills rose me from the grave and restored my life with over $150,000 win. Thank you for being my guiding light.