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Forrest R Collins

Forrest R Collins

Practice areas:

Mediation, Uncontested Divorce, Divorce / Separation

About Me

In addition to my law and mediation practice, I am the founder and CEO of a mediation and Collaborative Law informational directory called



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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Mediation: 50%
  2. Divorce / Separation: 25%
  3. Uncontested Divorce: 25%



Hourly ($265/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Tonya M Alexander

    I have worked with Forrest on dozens of cases over the last 5 or 6 years and do not hesitate to recommend and endorse Forrest for both mediation and collaborative method family cases. Forrest truly has a talent for helping clients and families in a caring and efficient way. He is knowledgeable about financial issues, and does a great job of simplifying and presenting options to clients. I will continue to recommend and endorse Forrest Collins 100% and really enjoy working with him.


    Tonya Alexander Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Patricia L McGuire

    I'm a family law attorney, and I've sent many clients to Forrest for mediation. He's a great mediator and all of my clients have been successful working with him. He's efficient, economical and very thorough.


    Patricia McGuire Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

1211 SW 5th Ave Ste 2850
Portland, OR, 97204




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Avvo Client's Choice AwardAvvo2014
Avvo Client's Choice AwardAvvo2013
Avvo Client's Choice AwardAvvo2012

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Collaborative Attorney and MediatorForrest Collins, P.C.2013 - Present
Attorney, MediatorCollins Berman, P.C.2011 - 2013
Attorney, MediatorForrest Collins, Attorney at Law2006 - 2011


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsMember2013 - Present
Multnomah County Circuit CourtCourt Appointed Attorney for Children2012 - Present
Oregon Association of Collaborative ProfessionalsBoard Member2011 - Present
Oregon Mediation AssociationBoard of Directors2009 - 2013
Oregon State Bar, Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionBoard Member2009 - 2012
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2008 - Present
Oregon State BarMember2006 - Present
Multnomah County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Case Name Confidential - L. G. and M. G.Successfully mediated

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Publication NameTitleDate BlogMediation vs. Collaborative Law - What Should You Choose?2013 BlogPros and Cons of DIY Divorce2013
OSB ADR Section NewsletterCollaborative Law - A New Approach2010


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawN/AJD2006
Willamette Center for Dispute ResolutionN/ACertificate in Dispute Resolution2006
Linfield CollegeComputer ScienceBS2003

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Guest lecturerMediating Effectively2014
Guest lecturerBuilding Your Mediation Career2012
Mediation SeminarBuilding Your Mediation Career2011
Second SaturdayDivorce for Women2010
Regular speakerDivorce Support GroupN/A