David L. Porteous

David Porteous graduated from Michigan State University Cum Laude in 1974 and went on to receive his Juris Doctorate with distinction from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.  He was raised in Reed City and has practiced law in Western Michigan since 1978.


Well-known and respected in the banking community, David serves on numerous boards of directors.  He is currently lead director of the Board of Directors of Huntington Bancshares Inc. of Columbus, Ohio. He is a past director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis and Chemical Bank Central.


Dave is a recognized authority on economic development and has served on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA), the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, the State Correction Commission, and the Alliance for Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


In 1998, Dave was elected to the Board of Trustees of Michigan State University, serving as board chairman from 2003 to 2006. He has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Michigan State College of Law.  Dave is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Jackson National Life Insurance Company of New York, and the Michigan 4-H Foundation. He is a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan, and was appointed to the Attorney Grievance Commission by the Michigan Supreme Court in 2007.


Married with three children, Dave is involved in community activities including Rotary International, the Osceola County Community Foundation and the United Methodist Church.


Contact Information:

Phone number: 231-832-3231 ext.1026

Email: davep@mwplegal.com



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