Give back and pay forward — to help keep the communities in which we practice strong and vital. It’s a simple belief that is at the core of our culture at Porter Wright. Every year, in each of our offices, attorneys, paralegals and staff share their time, skills and financial support where it can have the greatest impact. We roll up our sleeves to haul boxes, serve meals or wield paint brushes to support families and individuals in need. We run, walk, ride and swim to support health initiatives from innovative cancer research to heart disease prevention. We teach, sow and plant to encourage environmental responsibility. We serve on boards and donate pro bono legal services for civic, cultural and artistic aspects of our communities. 

Ohio High School mock trial program
Naples Therapeutic Riding Center
Bill Deas named Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce "Volunteer of the Year"
Hugh McKay added to the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland Board of Trustees
The Columbus Commitment: Achieving Pay Equality

The firm's collective community efforts were recognized when Porter Wright was presented with a 2013 Corporate Caring Award. The firm was honored particularly for its dedication to supporting the arts in Central Ohio. "Our firm donates substantial resources to causes that make a difference," said Rich Terapak, leader of the firm's charitable contributions committee. "When you're doing business in a community, you want the community to be vibrant and prosperous. Our non-profit agencies greatly contribute to that vitality." 

Among those agencies are:

  • Legal Aid Societies of Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland
  • Equal Access to Justice Foundation
  • Inter-Faith Legal Clinic
  • 3Rs Program
  • I Know I Can
  • Literacy Volunteers of Collier County
  • Columbus Early Learning Centers
  • United Negro College Fund
  • The James Cancer Center
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • March of Dimes
  • Homereach Hospice
  • Columbus AIDS Task Force
  • BalletMet
  • The Cleveland Play House
  • Columbus Symphony Orchestra
  • Dayton Art Institute
  • CAPA
  • ProMusica
  • The Frick
  • Cleveland Animal Protection League
  • Collier County and Capital Area Humane Societies
  • Metro Parks of Franklin County
  • YWCA Family Center
  • Dress for Success
  • Adventures for Wish Kids
  • Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
  • Ohio Historical Society
  • Naples Holocaust Museum
  • Columbus Historical Society
  • League of Women Voters
  • Junior Achievement
  • City Year