New York Ambassador
Jan. 22, 2019
New York AR Ambassador (Photo by Vonda Chisolm)
Name: Gary Port
Hometown: West Hempstead
Email Address: Gary@PortandSava.com
Business Position: Partner at Port and Sava
Civilian Education: New York University, B.A. History/Psychology. Brooklyn Law School, Juris Doctor
Organizations/Clubs/Philanthropies: American Legion, Commander Post 81, Association of the United States Army, Military Officer’s Association, Boy Scouts of America, past Scout Master, past District Council Member, Past President of the West Hempstead Chamber of Commerce, Past board member of the 4th JAG Officer’s Association; past Chairman of the Nassau County Bar Association’s General Practice, Solo and small firm committee, and the current Chairman of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Veteran’s Law Committee Civilian Honors: New York Law Journal Pro Bono Award 2016, Gittenstein Institute Service Award, Hofstra University Recognition for the Volunteer Legal Assistance Program
Military Retirement Rank and Date, Service and Key Positions: Lieutenant Colonel, 1 January 2015, US Army, Staff Judge Advocate for the 78th Training Division (TPU), on loan to 77th RSC 2003-2005 as assistant to the SJA with special tasking for mobilizations (ADSW), 4th LSO S-3 during OJE mobilization (TPU), Chief of Administrative Boards 77th ARCOM/RRC (TPU), Defense Counsel, Trial Defense Service (AD).
Name of Spouse and Children: Yukiko Port, Sara Port, 1LT Samuel Port, 1st ABCT, 1st ID, Erika Port, Benjamin Port
Army Reserve Ambassador Gary Port was an assistant district attorney in New York City during the crack cocaine crisis, 1990-1993. He presented over 700 indictments to the grand jury, while the “on-call” district attorney took numerous homicide confessions, as a complaint room supervisor would process on average 75 to 100 arrests per shift, and managed a case load of approximately 200 matters at any given time. In 1993, Mr. Port worked for Kanterman, Taub and Breitner, a New York City based insurance defense firm. He later worked at Schneider Harris, a Long Island boutique law firm specializing in representation of medical professionals. Mr. Port founded his own firm in 2002, and in 2006 was joined by Captain George Sava to create Port and Sava. This is a general practice firm with a concentration in Commercial Litigation and Divorce. Mr. Port is also a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Hofstra University Law School, where he runs, under the auspices of the Gittenstein Institute for Health, a Pro Bono legal services program for Veterans.