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Choi T. Portis- Attorney and Community Leader

Choi T. Portis, a Detroit native, is Deputy General Counsel for the City of Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. In her current position, she handles complex litigation matters, supervises outside counsel, reviews Department contracts, and serves as counsel to the Department Director and the Board of Water Commissioners regarding various legal issues. Choi serves as a member of the executive counsel for the State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section; and as the Affiliates Director for the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.  Choi is admitted to practice is in the State of Michigan, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and the United States Supreme Court. Choi is a proud graduate of Eastern Michigan University and Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Choi is also the owner of Portis Legal, PLC, a small boutique law firm focused on providing cost effective legal services relative to business entity formation, contracts, trademarks, copyrights, estate planning, and probate and estate matters. 

Choi serves as a mentor to many and as a tutor to bar candidates through the Wolverine Bar Association. She also dedicates her time to service projects in the Inkster community as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Eta Iota Omega Chapter. Choi was the 2017 Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Barrister's Honoree and a member of the Michigan Chronicle's 2017 40 Under 40 class.