Giovanni Porta

Giovanni Porta

Principal, Solicitor & Notary Public


Giovanni founded Porta Lawyers on 1 July 2000. His view was to provide legal services with city expertise, which is cost effective and at a location convenient to clients.

Giovanni has developed a wealth of business and community experience, originating from his early teaching career, dealings with the Italian Community and his vast experience in the legal profession. The knowledge, which Giovanni has developed, enables him to be a trusted advisor to his clients, now spanning up to three generations.

Giovanni practices extensively in the areas of Commercial, Property and Succession Law. He prides himself in being commercially and practically astute, which is of great comfort to his clients.

Giovanni is a proud supporter of his Italian heritage and is pleased to offer many specialized areas of law to our Italian clients. Many of Porta Lawyers’ clients often enjoy the opportunity to converse in their native language.

Giovanni is a member of numerous professional and community organisations.

Away from the office, Giovanni is a keen musician. He swims regularly and enjoys valuable time with his family.


Giovanni founded The Will Registry in 2009.

The Will Registry is a new online service which allows individual persons or businesses to register the location (but not the content) of their Wills and other important documents at a very reasonable cost.

You are invited you to visit The Will Registry at to explore the range of services offered and the benefits of registration.

Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial & Retail Leasing
  • General Property
  • Contract Law
  • Residential Property
  • Commercial Property
  • Business – Sale and Purchase
  • Wills and Estates
  • Estate disputes
  • Notary Public
  • Childcare


  • Bachelor of Education, James Cook University (1977)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours), QUT (1992)
  • Notary Public (2013)


  • Supreme Court of Queensland (1995)
  • High Court of Australia (2009)


  • Italian Chamber of Commerce
  • Queensland Law Society
  • International College of Notaries Public
  • Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners


  • Fluent written and spoken Italian