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Forrest S Turkish

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Bayonne, NJ

3.4   5 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 32 years
    New Jersey - NJ 36 years
    Colorado - CO 34 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1991
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1986
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1989
    Inactive No misconduct found

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Forrest S. Turkish
595 Broadway
Bayonne, NJ, 07002-8808


3.4 / 5.0
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Posted by Mike | June 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Difficult Commercial Case
I hired Mr. Turkish based on referral from a friend. And I am very glad that I did. He took on a very difficult commercial case that other attorneys had turned away. Importantly we had a successful outcome as I got all of the monies owed to me. Mr. Turkish worked through all of the materials in a thorough and diligent fashion. He consolidated and clearly communicated all of my options that allowed me to make the right decisions. And those decisions resulted in a very positive result for me. I would use Mr. Turkish again for any case...difficult or easy!!
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Posted by Paola C. | June 22, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellence, Experienced, and Empathetic
I consulted with Mr. Turkish on two occasions and both times Mr. Turkish was able to give me thorough advise on how to proceed with a civil case that I had filed against an individual who fled the scene of a motor vehicle accident. Mr. Turkish was thorough and generous with his time. His advise was spot on and as a result I was able to collect the money for the damages to my vehicle from the opposing Insurance Company. Thank you !
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Posted by Marc | June 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
Mr. Turkish provided me with exceptional service with a great result in my case. He was extremely professional and expedited my case. The result of the case was more than satisfactory. I only wish that I had contacted him sooner. I highly recommend Mr. Turkish.
Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Don't waste your time
False misleading dishonest tells you one thing then does another. Hired him twice to give a second chance still screwed it up
Response from Forrest Turkish February 11, 2021
Completely false review. Everything was in writing and signed by Mr. Edelman ("Mr. E"), a collection agent who had himself obtained judgment for his customer but could not collect. The matter was too small for me to handle on a contingency. Mr. E stated he knew where the judgment debtor lived, banked and worked. So I agreed to do a favor on the condition that Mr. E (a childhood friend's brother) pay all costs regardless of whether there was a recovery. Unfortunately, the judgment debtor had moved, closed her bank account and her employment had been terminated. I incurred about $120 in court & sheriff fees and postage utilizing the outdated info Mr. E provided but he refused to pay. He gets a bill every year or so since 2003, but this year he called screaming profanities when he received it, and stated "I'm gonna trash you online." The same day his review appeared.
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Worst lawyer I ever got. I hired him to collect my money ($4092,00) he asked me to pay him $400 first so he can start the case Which I did then he haven't done anything to my case And refund $150 out of my $400 and telling me it's my consultation. I spoke to him before I visited him. They offer me free consultation. I got ripped off by him. He hardly let me speak.
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Response from Forrest Turkish February 9, 2018
The statements of the above reviewer Rizwan Hassan (“the Reviewer”) are false and Libelous, as I never undertook representation of the Reviewer to collect his judgment, but rather only a 45 minute consultation on how to collect a judgment he had already obtained through a prior attorney who did not collect it. The amount of work involved for me to handle the extremely small matter, involving only $4093.47, on a one third contingency fee basis, far outweighed any potential attorney fee, and at an hourly fee would have cost more than the amount of the Judgment. For this reason, the Reviewer was initially given a 15 minute free consultation, after which he was given several options for continued consultation of various lengths of time for various amounts, and chose to pay $260 for an additional 30 minutes after the first free 15 minutes (total 45 minutes). During the consultation, the Reviewer represented that in addition to the judgment he knew at which bank the Defendant/Judgment Debtor’s bank account was located. Based on this representation, and conditioned upon the Reviewer providing the Defendant’s banking info, I agreed to freeze the Defendant/Judgment Debtor’s bank account to attempt to recover the amount of the Judgment. Per a written Retainer Agreement, the Reviewer agreed to pay $400 (instead of $260 for the consultation) which was a non-refundable fee whether or not there was a recovery, and to pay a contingency fee of one third of the recovery, if any, but the $400 nonrefundable fee would be credited against and reduce the contingent fee if there was a recovery. After months of more than a dozen telephone calls from the reviewer seeking status, during which the Defendant/Judgment Debtor’s bank info was repeatedly requested but not provided (as the Reviewer was getting it), the Reviewer finally admitted he did not have the Defendant’s banking information, and the matter was therefore terminated. After wasting over 3 hours of my time (2.25 hours logged- another hour or more of additional weekly phone calls with Reviewer which were not even logged), the reviewer was charged only $250 (out of the $400 non-refundable fee paid - $150 was refunded), or less than the quoted $260 price for the initial 45 minute consultation although that meeting lasted 1.25 hours and another 2 hours was wasted as a result of the Reviewers misrepresentation, including, among other things, consultation with him, reviewing his documents, preparing a substitution of attorney of record and letter to his former counsel requesting execution of same so I could be allowed to appear and file the appropriate documents if/when the banking info was received. This low charge and refund were beyond generous. The Reviewer responded with his libelous post, as no good deed goes unpunished. The Reviewer will shortly be answering a defamation lawsuit.
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Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Office Of Forrest Scott Turkish
  • 2000 - Present


  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Tulane University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1981

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  • English

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Forrest S Turkish
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
Bayonne, NJ
Licensed for 36 years