J. Whit Porter began his Landman career in 1976 buying lignite leases. He was Land Manager for a 35,000 acre lignite lease block in which the project is still operating as an active surface mine today. In the mid 1980’s the transition into other land services occurred when oil and gas, right of way, and other land functions were taken on. A decade later, J.W. Porter & Associates, L.L.C. was formed and began to grow.

Today, J.W. Porter & Associates, L.L.C has a staff of over 25 with our main office located in Shreveport, Louisiana and additional offices located in Texarkana and Little Rock, Arkansas.

J.W. Porter & Associates, L.L.C. has experienced personnel in many areas of land services performing contract work in both public and private sectors. We offer oil and gas leasing, forestry consulting, pipeline services, acquisition and relocation assistance, utility and telecommunication services, property management, and title services.

J.W. Porter & Associates, L.L.C. has alliances with surveyors, engineering firms, and real estate appraisal firms to enable it to offer and provide full service project management.

Our firm prides itself in working very closely with our clients. Through our many years of service in the land business, we have developed solid contacts and relationships with other land professionals and as a result we have the effective personnel to represent you in a professional manner.

A professional company with professional service and personnel.


  • Route & Site Selection
  • Permitting – Federal, State & Local
  • Title Research/Abstracting
  • Survey Notification/Coordination
  • Right of Way Acquisition& Negotiation
  • Site/Fee Land Acquisition
  • Right of entry
  • Damage Settlements
  • Forestry Consulting and Appraisals
  • Appraisals (Sub-Consultant Basis)
  • Surveys (Sub-Consultant Basis)
  • Oil, Gas and Lignite Leasing
  • Property & Fee Land Management
  • Payrolling
  • Condemnation
  • Louisiana-DOTD Approved Consultant