R. Clay Porter


Clay Porter is devoted to the defense of motor carriers and motor carrier insurers throughout the United States. He serves as National Outside Counsel to Schneider National Carriers, Inc. and provides national and regional services to other motor carriers and truck insurance companies. He was one of the founding members of the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA). 

Clay is a frequent speaker at transportation and insurance industry seminars including the ATA Forum for Motor Carrier General Counsel, Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA), Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA), Truck Load Carriers Association, The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC), The American Sleep Apnea Association, University of Tennessee Large Truck Safety Symposium, and the International Truck & Bus Safety & Security Symposium.

Professional Details

Presentations & Articles

  • American College of Transportation Attorneys, Chairman, 2011-present
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association, Founding Member
  • Transportation Lawyers Association, Member
  • The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, Member
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, President, 1987-1990
  • Georgia State Bar, Executive of the Insurance Section, 1987-1990
  • The Mythology of Logo Liability: An Analysis of Paradigms of Lease Liability for Motor Carriers
  • Motor Carrier Liability, Publisher: CCH Incorporated (co-author)
  • The Mythology of Logo Liability, Transportation Law Journal, Spring 2005 (co-author)
  • The Hidden Cost of Non-Compliance, Transportation Law Journal, Fall 2000 (author)