Glenn A. Portman, JD

Glenn Portman

Title: Of Counsel
Company: Bennett, Weston, LaJone & Turner, PC
Location: Coppell, Texas, United States

Glenn Portman, Of Counsel at Bennett, Weston, LaJone & Turner, PC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in bankruptcy, oil and gas, and real estate.

Mr. Portman became partner at Bennett, Weston, LaJone & Turner, PC in 2004, and was recognized as counsel in 2014. Prior to his work with this firm, he garnered experience at Johnson, Bromberg & Leeds as an associate from 1975 to 1980. In 1980, he was made partner at the firm and served in this capacity for 12 years, then serving as Arter & Hadden LLP and Arter, Hadden, Johnson & Bromberg. In addition to these roles, he has served as an Executive Board Member of the Southern Methodist University School of Law since 1994 and was on the Visiting Committee of the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University from 1999 to 2004. From 1994 to 1996, he served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Physicians Regional Hospital. He has also been a lecturer of Bankruptcy Topics, for the South Texas College of Law with the State Bar of Texas and Vice Chairman Commissioner of Planning & Zoning with City of Coppell, TX.

Mr. Portman prepared for this career by first earning a Bachelor of Arts in history from Case Western University in 1968. He continued his studies at Southern Methodist University where he earned a JD in 1975. He was admitted to practice with the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in 1998; the United States District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Texas in 1988; the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas in 1983; the State of Texas in 1975; and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas in 1975.

On a civic level, Mr. Portman has extended his skills to serve as the Vice Chairman of Planning and Zoning Committee, Coppell, TX  since 2008 and had also been the Treasurer of Lake Highlands Square Homeowners Association from 1990-1993 and a Firm Representative of United Way Metropolitan Dallas from 1982-1992. He served as the assistant editor-in-chief of the Southwestern Law Journal from 1975 to 1976 and has contributed to numerous articles and professional journals. He has served on several boards of his alma mater, Southern Methodist University, including the Executive Board and Alumni Association. Furthermore, he has maintained professional affiliation with the American Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the State Bar Texas, the Dallas Bar Association, the Turnaround Management Association, the 500 Club Inc. and the Assemblage Club.

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