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Michael Forster

Probate Attorney at Washington, DC

4.2   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 11 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 11 years
    Michigan - MI 13 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2012
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2010
    Not authorized to practice-Administrative No misconduct found

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I am an attorney based in Washington, D.C. who opened up my own practice in early 2012. I focus on helping regular people work through challenges as their attorney. 

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Forster Law Firm
2007 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC, 20001


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Posted by Samantha | May 16, 2018
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Litigation Against Condo Association
I hired Michael to defend my condo association in a claim brought by the other owner. Michael was hired only 5 months before the trial date (after the first attorney passed away), but jumped right in! Michael is responsive, attentive, and highly knowledgeable about condominium law. He always made me feel confident about the direction the association needed to take and was diligent during mediation and trial. I highly recommend Michael for all of your condominium legal needs!
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Posted by Grace | November 28, 2014
A wonderful experience
As a new homeowner and subsequent landlord renting out our beloved condo, Mike provided us much needed guidance in the most professional and comfortable way. He answered all our questions regarding managing the renting-out process and gave us insight on all that we needed to do as new landlords within D.C., which is one of the most confusing systems to navigate. We plan to utilize his services again.
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Posted by Natalie | November 23, 2014
Great experience with a great attorney.
My husband and I relied on Michael to complete our wills and power of attorney. He did the work in a timely, efficient, and effective manner and was a pleasure to work with throughout. He understood our competing priorities, time wise, and was patient as we got everything together. As our family grows and changes we will be going back to him to be sure everything is up to date and in order. And, if there was ever anything else that arose legally we'd not hesitate to turn to him knowing he would take great care of us or make great referrals if needed.
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Posted by Carolyn | November 20, 2014
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Forster is an excellent attorney working with probate, wills and estates. He's helped our family tremendously and I would highly recommend him to any future clients.
Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2014
Nice guy, but lack of landlord-tenant law knowledge
Mr.Forster failed to provide good advice in my landlord and tenant case. I looked for another opinion about how to fill a form and his advice was wrong. It could had cost me a lot of time and money. He was a nice guy, but can not sell himself as a landlord and tenant lawyer. I would not recommend him.


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AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Forster Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2012 - Present


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005


  • Arlington County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly Reduced Fee Panel
  • Panel Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington Area Bicyclists Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (7)
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Real estate Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Forster is an outstanding attorney with a fierce court presence. He is a detail-oriented lawyer who relishes going to bat for his clients. He is honest and trustworthy, and he can navigate the court systems with ease, due to his experience. He is focused and determined, and I highly recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When my family law clients need estate planning work I regularly refer them to Mr. Forster and will continue to do so. Michael is a sharp attorney who is experienced in providing optimal solutions to the estate planning needs of clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael cares deeply about his clients and will work hard to ensure optimal results."
Real estate Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Forster is a trusted colleague. I can always count on him for succinct, accurate information."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike and I worked together on an estate planning matter very recently. He's very knowledgeable and cares very much about his clients. We have also collaborated on several other matters in recent months and I would certainly recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Without reservation, I endorse Michael Forster. Anyone looking for a smart, hardworking attorney who cares about his clients should look no further."
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Washington Probate Lawyer Michael Forster
Michael Forster
Probate Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 13 years