Alice M. Porch
Attorney and Counselor at Law

Mission

Alice Porch founded her law practice to serve businesses where technology meets the law. Alice advises on laws and regulatory rules concerning the use of data. Her team provides efficient legal solutions backed by business and technical knowledge.

Education

Alice attended the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, cum laude. She is a lifetime member of the Golden Key International collegiate honor society and the Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society.

Before becoming an attorney, Alice performed administrative and accounting services for law firms. Her interest in the law led her to complete a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies at St. Petersburg College. She decided to attend law school and graduated from Stetson University College of Law with a Juris Doctor. At Stetson, she earned a Leadership Development Certificate and participated in the study abroad program at St. Hugh's College at the University of Oxford.

Alice served on two legal publications during law school. She was an Assistant Executive Editor on Stetson Law Review. She also was a Staff Editor for Stetson Journal of Advocacy and the Law, an online law review. After law school, she became a regular member of Scribes: The American Society of Legal Writers.

In law school, Alice enjoyed the opportunity to help others. She received the Veterans Law Institute Award and the AmeriCorps JD Segal Education Award for completing 300 hours of public service. She also received the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award for volunteering 148 hours as a student.

Experience

Alice has a variety of legal and litigation experience including state court, federal court, and private law practice. Before law school, she served as a Juror for a trial in Clearwater. As a Paralegal, she worked for a media company where she researched state laws and performed SEO copyrighting for legal websites. In law school, she was a Summer Intern at the Office of Civil Regional Counsel, Second District. Next, she served as a Federal Judicial Intern for the Honorable Elizabeth A. Kovachevich in the Middle District of Florida. In addition, she was a Law Clerk for a private litigation firm in downtown Tampa.

As an attorney, Alice is a seasoned legal researcher and has certifications from Westlaw and LexisNexis. Her past experience with rating and comparing the functionality of major search engines adds to her research abilities. In law school, Alice concentrated her studies on cybersecurity issues. She completed a lengthy research project on cybersecurity, specifically contrasting state data breach laws.

Background

In the late 1990s, Alice and her husband, Stan Porch, founded Digital Dreams, which provided a variety of Internet services such as web hosting and web applications development. For several years, she assisted with developing and managing an exclusive chat system where users purchased memberships and rented chat rooms for their organizations. The chat system gave her first-hand knowledge of constantly battling hackers that aim to harm an e-business. Her experience gave her a unique blend of business and technical knowledge that makes her a perfect fit for cyber law.