Experienced in a wide range of legal issues, our attorneys choose to practice at Lohman Law Group, P.A., because it affords them the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people and organizations that comprise our community. Each of them is fully committed to the long-term client relationships and team atmosphere that is the cornerstone of our firm. No matter what the issue we stay focused on efficient and effective legal service while always keeping the client’s best interests at heart.
R. Max Lohman, Jr.
R. Max Lohman, Jr. was born and raised in southern Indiana, just north of Louisville, Kentucky. Upon graduating high school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in the Nuclear Power Training Program. After becoming “nuclear qualified” and attaining the rank of Machinist Mate Second Class (MM2/E-5), Max received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. Upon graduation he selected Naval Aviation and after receiving his “Wings of Gold” Max transitioned to rotary wing aviation where he was qualifed as an aircraft commander in the SH-60B Seahawk and as a Functional Check Pilot (squadron level test pilot). Max was deployed twice to the Persian Gulf where he amassed over 1400 total flight hours, with ~600 hours of combat flight time and more than 500 shipboard landings. His sea tour came to end with his selection as the squadron and wing "Pilot of the Year" and culminated in selection as the 1999 Naval Helicopter Association “Pilot of the Year.” For his shore tour Max returned to the Naval Academy as a military professor where he taught Naval Warfare Strategy and Tactics. While teaching at the academy, Max attended the University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law where he obtained his Juris Doctor degree. Subsequently, in 2003 Max moved to Palm Beach County and began his legal career, choosing to focus his practice in the area of local government/municipal law. Max is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell, is a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in City, County and Local Government Law, and has more than fifteen years of experience in this field. Max currently serves as the City Attorney for the City of Palm Beach Gardens, the Town Attorney for the Town of Lantana and General Counsel for the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority and the West Palm Beach Art & Entertainment District. Max also serves as the Special Magistrate for the Towns of Glen Ridge and Cloud Lake.
In 2014, Max founded the Lohman Law Group, P.A. to meet the ever growing need for expansive, comprehensive legal representation from a single law firm that represents the interests of local governments, while providing the legal experience and resources of much larger firms. Max strives to provide an “in-house” legal department experience at a cost that makes economic sense and represents a real value to the firm’s clients.
Max is a member of the Board of Directors and General Counsel for a non-profit organization, Operation 120, Inc., serving homeless female military veterans in Palm Beach County with temporary housing and transitional life skills. In 2014 he founded Lohman Law Group, P.A. and more recently serves as President of SureTrust Title.
Max and his wife, Kristen live in Atlantis, Florida with their rescue dogs, Bentley, Luna, Emmie, and Labradoodle, Kena.
Walter H. Porr, Jr.
Walt Porr received his undergraduate degree in history from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland in 1980. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps and served on active duty for five years, serving primarily as an Adjutant and Legal Officer. While on active duty, Walt completed the Legal Officer’s Course at the Naval Justice School in Newport, Rhode Island in 1982 and was the Honor Graduate in his class. Soon after his promotion to Captain, Walt left active duty and received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the George Mason University School of Law (now the Antonin Scalia Law School) in Arlington, Virginia in 1988. In 2006, he received his Masters of Law Degree (LL.M.) from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts in 2006.
Walt was admitted to the State Bar of California in December of 1988. Since then, he has been admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court; the First, Ninth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal; the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (January 2004); the State of New Hampshire (December 2012); the State of Rhode Island (May 2013); the State of Florida (November 2013); as well as in the federal District Courts in each of these states.
Walt has been a trial and appellate attorney for the majority of his career, most significantly in municipal government settings. He served as an Assistant/Deputy City Attorney for the City of Bakersfield, California, for 12 years; as an Assistant City Solicitor for the City of Revere, Massachusetts, for nearly 2 years; and, as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Boston assigned to its Inspectional Services Department for 1 year.
More recently, Walt worked as a trial and appellate lawyer on behalf of mortgage lenders, secondary market mortgage holders and mortgage loan servicers for whom he handled complex foreclosure related litigation in state and federal court, along with title curative, declaratory relief and related matters associated with real property subject to mortgage liens that were in default.
Walt and his wife, Susan, reside in Lake Worth, Florida. They have seven children.