Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2003

Santa Clara University, B.S. (Political Science), 2000




US District Courts

  • Northern District Court of California
  • Central District Court of California
  • Eastern District Court of California


State Bar of California

Santa Clara La Raza Lawyers

Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association

Hispanic National Bar Association


Elias F. Portales (Principal)

Elias F. Portales is the founder of the firm. His practice focuses on commercial litigation and bankruptcy. Mr. Portales has substantial experience in real estate and contract disputes, as well as partnership and fiduciary duty litigation. In addition, he has represented clients under investigation for alleged price fixing and stock back dating. His broad experience representing Fortune 500 companies as well as emerging companies and individuals, enables Mr. Portales to tailor his representation to meet each client's needs. Mr. Portales has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts and in arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association and the California Labor Commissioner.

Before establishing EFP Law Group, Mr. Portales was an associate in the Litigation Practice Group of Morgan Lewis & Bockius.  After the 2008 presidential election, Mr. Portales worked for the Office of Public Liaison at the Presidential Transition Team headquarters in Washington D.C.  In addition to his extensive engagement in gubernatorial and presidential campaigns, Mr. Portales has represented multiple domestic violence clients from the battered women’s shelter, La Casa De Las Madres.