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Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 50%
  2. Business: 30%
  3. Internet: 20%


Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

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  • Daniel M Lear

    Forrest and I share a passion for figuring out how to bring law to the masses. And, to be completely honest, Forrest probably walks the walk better than I do. A tireless advocate for change in the legal system but also, and more importantly, for clients and their interests, I have no hesitation endorsing Forrest completely.


    Daniel Lear Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Walter Daniel Williams

    I first met Forrest in law school where I considered him to be one of the smartest students in my class. I have now had the opportunity to work with Forrest in the field. Forrest and I have communicated about our cases together and I have always appreciated his input. I have also had the opportunity to be an opposing counsel to Forrest. In this instance, Forrest’s analysis was quick and accurate. In addition, he was a pleasure to work with and there was a real ease of communication. I would not hesitate to refer clients to Forrest or call him myself for advice. The clients I have referred to Forrest have been very happy with the services he provided. I fully endorse Forrest Carlson.


    Walter Williams Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Forrest Carlson

150 Nickerson St Ste 311
Seattle, WA, 98109-1634


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Grand PrizeLegal Tech San Francisco Startup Weekend2014
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2014
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Forrest Carlson2009 - Present
CofounderVizibid2012 - 2014
AssociateLaw Offices of Robert M. Zoffel2008 - 2010
Law ClerkLaw Offices of William H. Taylor2007 - 2007
Legal InternCentral American University Law Clinic2006 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington WillsCofounder and Author2015 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Low Bono SectionChair2015 - Present
Practice of Law Board Work Group of the Washington State Supreme CourtMember2014 - 2015
National Coalition for a Civil Right to CounselMember2014 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Low Bono SectionSecretary2014 - 2014
Washington State Bar Association, Low Bono SectionBoard Member2014 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Low Bono SectionChair Elect2014 - 2015
Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust SectionMember2013 - Present
Low Bono Section Formation CommitteeBoard Member2013 - 2014
Washington State Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice SectionMember2012 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2012 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2011 - 2015
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
William L. Dwyer American Inn of CourtMember2007 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Washington WillsDo-It-Yourself Will-Drafting Instructions2015
De NovoWhy Newer Lawyers Should Keep an Eye on Proposed APR 282012
Seattle University School of Law International Human Rights Clinic in collaboration with OneAmerica (formerly Hate Free Zone)Voices from Detention: A Report on Human Rights Violations at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Seattle UniversityEnglish & SpanishBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
7 Keys to Managing a 21st Century PracticeCompeting with the Forms Sellers: How to Position Yourself as the Smarter Choice2016
Making the Right Moves: Leadership & Development for Military Spouse AttorneysLeveraging Technology in Your Practice2015
Legal Lunchbox Series: Unbundling Legal Services: A Practical PerspectiveBenefits of Unbundling Legal Services2015
Redefining "Entrepreneurship"Law and Entrepreneurship2014
Mission Possible: Choose the Future of Your PracticeLawyer as Entrepreneur and Civil Legal Need2014
Legal Tech Demo NightVizibid; Increasing Access to Legal Services with Model Legal Documents for Lawyers2014
January 2014 Meeting of the William L. Dwyer American Inn of CourtMerchant of Venice: Understanding the Role of Judicial Bias in Decision-Making2014
How to Hang Your Own ShingleStaying Alive in Solo Practice2012