Warren S. Forest, of Family + Law = Solutions, is recognized as one of the top one percent of attorneys in the United States by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.
In addition, Mr. Forest is one of the top 10 family law lawyers in the Bay Area according to the American Institute of Legal Counsel who seek top rated industry leaders according to clients and other lawyers.
Further Warren S. Forest is recognized as one of the top 100 divorce and family law lawyers in Northern California by the organization The National Advocates. Recognition is by invitation only and extended to those lawyers who meet strigent qualifications.
Warren S Forest is a native Californian. Mr. Forest is the founder and managing director of Family + Law = Solutions.
Mr. Forest obtained his J.D. from the SJ Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. He also has a B.S. from the Orfalea College of Business Administration at Cal Poly SLO where he was an honors graduate in Accounting. Mr. Forest is a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of California. He is also a member of the Family Law Bar of Santa Cruz County. Mr. Forest is an active member of Santa Cruz County Collaborative Practice.
Mr. Forest previously served the Santa Cruz County Superior Court, Family Law Division, as an attorney in the office of the Family Law Facilitator. He previously served as attorney with Family Matters, providing assistance to victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Santa Cruz County California. On a personal note, Mr. Forest has numerous interests. He previously served an appointment for Dominican Hospital Foundation where he was a member of the Board of Directors. In addition, he served on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Forest is an accomplished skier – twice capturing first place in his division in alpine ski racing. Mr. Forest is a long time recreational runner having completed a marathon and half marathons and annually competes in local running events including the Wharf to Wharf race. He has recently taken up pickleball.
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I have known Warren professionally for 20 years, Warren is a diligent and creative lawyer who can find imaginative solutions to his clients legal problems. He is also a warm, caring, and very pleasant person to work with and be around.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|National Association of Distinguised Counsel||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|10 Best||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2015|
|Top 100 Lawyers||The National Advocates||2015|
|Attorney at Law||Private practice||1993 - Present|
|Associate||Robertson, Lewis & Kirk||1991 - 1993|
|Associate||Smith & Smith||1991 - 1991|
|Senior Attorney||Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation||1989 - 1991|
|Associate||Pearce, Smythe & Weibe||1986 - 1988|
|Associate||WHITE & CASE||1986 - 1986|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Distinguished Counsel||Member||2015 - Present|
|Collaborative Practice Group of Santa Cruz County||Past President||2014 - 2015|
|Family Law Bar of Santa Cruz County||Member||2005 - Present|
|Family Bar Section of the State Bar of California||Member||2004 - Present|
|U.S. Supreme Court||member||1990 - Present|
|State Bar of California||member||1985 - Present|
|Acquistapace v. Monreal||Father retained all parental rights.|
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|University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law||law||Juris Doctor degree||1985|
|California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA||College of Business Adm. Honors graduate in Accounting.||Bachelor of Science degree||1982|
|Family Law Seminar||Divorce, child custody, and support||2009|