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Gregory S. Forman

Family Attorney at Charleston, SC

4.9   57 reviews

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About Gregory

Learn Gregory’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    30%

  2. Family
    30%
    Handling all types of family law cases, including divorce, alimony, property division, child custody and support, abuse and neglect, domestic abuse and separation agreements. Numerous lectures and publications on family law.

    30 years, 1,162 cases

  3. Appeals
    10%
    Handling appeals in both state and federal court, including the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals and the South Carolina Supreme Court.

    30 years, 34 cases

  4. Child custody
    10%

  5. Alimony
    5%

  6. Criminal defense
    5%

    30 years, 77 cases

  7. Domestic violence
    5%

  8. Personal injury
    5%
    Handle personal injury cases through claims process, including lawsuit and appeals.

    30 years, 148 cases

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Licensed for 31 years
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1992
Updated 01/21/2023
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1991
Updated 12/04/2022

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

Contact Gregory

Gregory S. Forman
Suite 160
171 Church Street
Charleston, SC, 29401

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in SC!!
I consulted with 15 lawyers and hired 2 two lawyers prior to finding Mr. Forman. Not only was he able to finally put an end to my horrific 2.5 year divorce case, but he did it quickly and at a fraction of the cost. He is a man of few words and a man of action. He was extremely accessible and shattered the norm for how poorly my previous lawyers treated me. Mr. Forman spotted helpful issues that my other attorneys didn’t, and he strategized in a way that moved my case forward quickly, negotiating a settlement offer I am extremely happy with. My biggest regret was not hiring him sooner. Don’t waste your time looking any further than Mr. Forman!
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Posted by Jim | July 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best In SC
Greg successfuly negotiated an alimony settlement for me. His tactics were direct, efficient and incisive. You won't be coddled or given warm fuzzies, but this man will get your job done and it will likely cost you less than predicted. I will recommend him to anyone seeking legal assistance in the family law arena.
Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Law
Mr. Forman is an excellent lawyer. He is extremely knowledgable and passionate about delivering the results that his clients need. He will not coddle you but he will advise and guide you into making the best decision for your family.
Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Attorny
Greg Forman is a fantastic attorney. He was straight to the point and never wasted my time or money. Greg listened to all of my concerns and goals, and set realistic expectations. He went above and beyond to meet each and everyone one of these expectations. If I had to go back in time and do it all over again, the only thing I would change would be calling Greg sooner.
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Posted by Siakzar | March 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best
If you want a strong lawyer that will never give up ,hire him. Best that there is. But if you are looking for sympathy it’s not him. He will make you work hard ,but will save you money.
Posted by Troy | September 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
powerful ally
Select Mr. Forman if you want a powerful ally on your team. You will quickly appreciate his direct and no-nonsense approach. The opposing side in my case went through two attorneys in a dismal effort to keep up. I am grateful for his guidance and the favorable outcome.
Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Josh
I have worked with Mr. Forman for several years in both DSS cases and a private trial. Mr. Forman always represents his clients zealously and with a vast knowledge of the law. He enjoys an excellent reputation among the judges, fellow attorneys, and clients. I have and would recommend Mr. Forman to a friend seeking representation in the area of family law.
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Posted by Leon | June 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
If you need an attorney then Gregory S Forman family law is your guy. His thorough knowledge of the court system's attention to detail ensures nothing is overlooked or left out. His goal is to win each case and provide his client with a favorable outcome. Excellent attorney highly recommended.
Posted by Damon | October 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Competent and thorough
Mr. Forman was very professional and thorough with my case even though I was located in another state and communicated mainly through email (which was a challenge with all of the spam I get in my 15 yr old email inbox). He helped me get exactly what I was asking for and never sugar coated anything. I appreciated his help and would definitely recommend him. Thanks Mr. Forman.
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Posted by Randy | September 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, quick and efficient service
Gregory will work hard and fight for you. He is a no nonsense guy that gets right to work. He was an asset for me and I do recommend him for your legal services.
Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You will be Very Impressed
Greg is very efficient and knowledgeable. He provided me the best solution within short period of time. He is very fair and transparent about the service and fee. I am very impressed.
Posted by Anthony | August 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family law
We retained Mr Foreman as our attorney for a grandchildren custody case. The first attorney we retained missed some very important aspects that needed to be addressed. Mr Foreman is very knowledgeable, thorough, quick to respond to our questions and provided us with excellent service. Mr Foreman is a “straight shooter” and professional. He was focused on winning our case and he did. Gregory Foreman is an exceptional attorney and we would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Johnny N. | July 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Lawyer In SC For Family Law!!
For anyone reading this review let me upfront about Mr. Forman, he will not come off warm & fuzzy. If you want a lawyer to listen to your story and then comfort you during this stressful part of your life, move on this is not the lawyer for you. But if you want a lawyer that is very ethical and extremely knowledgeable in SC family law then your search is over. I had spoken with several lawyers over the last 3 years on a parenting plan that I agreed to, but put my ex in a position that allowed her discretion in several important areas, which she used for years to prevent me from seeing my son more or talking to him during the week. How knowledgeable is this lawyer? Well, I spoke to 4 lawyers over years and none of them had any insight that could help in my situation. When I spoke with Mr. Forman he made me aware of some aspects of my parenting plan that no other lawyer brought to my attention. Mr. Forman filed contempt against my ex, which was scheduled for a 2 hours but ended up being over 3 hours. My ex’s lawyer was trying to bring up technicalities and some very weak arguments, but Mr. Forman was all over it. Mr. Forman is a beast in the courtroom. You hire this man to be your lawyer, know you are hiring one of the best if not the best family lawyer in South Carolina. I had a law firm recommend him and made that statement about him and I completely agree. I felt he had total control of the courtroom and just annihilated the other lawyer. I couldn’t stop talking to friends and family for days about how well my lawyer was in court. I got everything I wanted in my case, Mr. Forman is worth every penny! Oh ya, I almost forgot to mention his fast communication. He is incredible on how fast he will respond to you. I would email my lawyer when I was at work and make a big deal with my co-workers about how my lawyer will respond. Its very normal for him to respond within 15 minutes or less.
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Posted by Dillon | July 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You need this guy in your corner; retain him.
I first retained Mr. Forman in 2014 for my child custody and visitation case. I was spooked away by his brutal honesty and I ended up retaining a different attorney. After 5 years of what became an endless cycle of litigation, I realized I needed to find a new lawyer. I called Mr. Forman and asked if he would take my case again. Understandably, he wanted to know why I had fired him the first time. Feeling that "because I'm an idiot" would have been a bad answer, I explained that I hadn't known what I was doing. He agreed to take my case and we got to work. His objectivity to my situation was hard to sit through sometimes but the things he pointed out were things that I realistically needed to consider. He stayed in close contact and kept me in the loop on correspondence with opposing counsel. He listened to my concerns, shared his concerns and we were able to draw up a proposal. Working with Mr. Forman was a great experience. His savvy and expertise taught me more in a month than I had learned in the 5 years prior. Ultimately my case was resolved with a settlement agreement instead of going to trial. Since the settlement I haven't had to go back to court or seek legal counsel for anything. My life is finally normal and I feel comfortable saying it's all thanks to Gregory Forman.
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Posted by Chris | February 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient and Effective
I was pretty nervous choosing a new attorney after having the same one for years, but due to scheduling, I had to choose another attorney for this matter. My attorney referred me to Mr. Foreman. I went in with high expectations and they were surpassed. He’s incredibly efficient and he’s not interested in small talk on your dime. I found Mr. foreman to be extremely detailed and organized. It was also comforting to find out he’s mentored some of the top attorneys in the area. If you’re looking for honest feedback, good or bad, while getting realistic expectations, then you have to choose Mr. Foreman. What I have found through the attorney searching process is, just because the firm may have billboards and flashing lights doesn’t necessarily make them better attorneys, it’s just makes them better at marketing. It’s laughable that Mr. Foreman has ever been reviewed less than a 5. You will not regret retaining Mr. Foreman.
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Posted by Staci | December 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You Won't Regret Calling Greg
Greg has represented me on multiple occssions, and I am happy to recommend his services to anyone that needs a Family Law Attorney. He realistically prepares you for the situation you are facing in a no-nonsence, yet very professional, way. You can walk into court knowing that you are in the absolute best hands possible. Highly recommend.
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Posted by Gerald | November 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and efficient
I found Mr. Forman to be very helpful, knowledgeable and efficient handling my uncontested divorce case. He actually drafts many of the documents right in front of you so that you can follow along and confirm that everything is correct. Communication was also excellent with quick replies to my emails.
Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Forman did an outstanding job representing me during a very difficult divorce. He has en extremely detailed knowledge of South Carolina Family Law that only comes from years of experience. He is straightforward and honest, and will work hard to get the settlement you deserve.
Posted by Jonathan | April 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced Family Law Attorney
Mr. Forman is clearly very experienced - based on my interactions with him, and his blog on his website. I look for an attorney based on integrity and experience. I found the integrity that I was looking for with Mr. Forman. I would recommend his services to anyone.
Posted by William | April 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very sharp attorney.
Mr. Forman wasted no time effectively advocating my case. Bright, wise, meticulous, honest and continuously learning, Greg proved, above all, highly skilled at navigating treacherous waters, helping me retain crucial rights.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Gregory S. Forman, PC
  • 1993 - Present

Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Haverford College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • Abate v. Abate
  • Won appeal; opposing party found in contempt

Associations

  • Charleston County Family Court Committee
  • Treasurer
  • 2000 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar Trial & Appellate Advocacy Committee
  • President
  • 2005 - 2006

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Leadership in Law
  • South Carolina Lawyers Weekly
  • 2013
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012

Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • South Carolina Guardian Ad Litem training
  • An Iconoclastic View of the Guardian Ad Litem’s Role
  • 2010
  • South Carolina Child Support Enforcement CLE
  • Equitable Estoppel as a Defense to Support
  • 2010
  • South Carolina Child Support Enforcement CLE
  • Is the Application of Civil Contempt in South Carolina’s “Daddy Roundups” Improper?
  • 2010
  • Child Custody Update
  • Getting the Child Heard
  • 2010
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Semi-Annual Meeting
  • Lump Sum Alimony
  • 2008
  • South Carolina Bar Family Court Cool Tips
  • Using Forms and Case Management Software in Family Law Practice
  • 2005
  • Family Law Litigation
  • Family Law Litigation in South Carolina
  • 2003
  • South Carolina Bar Ethics CLE
  • Ethics–Try it You Might Like How it Feels
  • 2002
  • Family Law in South Carolina f
  • Family Law in South Carolina
  • 2002
  • Custody, Support Issues and Equitable Distribution
  • Custody, Support Issues and Equitable Distribution
  • 2002
  • Charleston County Family Court Bar CLE
  • Guardian Ad Litem legislation
  • 2002
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • 2000
  • South Carolina Bar Family Court Cool Tips
  • Child Custody
  • 1999
  • Child Custody, Family Court Litigation and Recent Developments in Family Law
  • Child Custody, Family Court Litigation and Recent Developments in Family Law
  • 1999
  • Charleston County Family Court Bar CLE
  • Inexpensive Methods of Litigating Child Custody
  • 1999
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (1)
Endorse Gregory
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Greg's knowledge of law in this area is second to none. You will know very quickly where you stand in your family court matter when talking to him. He is a great choice for family court."
Family Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Greg has assisted me in my own family court cases and I frequently ask him questions about practicing family law. He is one of the most knowledgeable family law attorneys in the state of South Carolina and I highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Greg Forman is a walking encyclopedia of all things Family Law. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and gives each matter thoughtful consideration, with a creativity that continues to impress me. He devotes significant time to reading and writing about Family Law, which gives him an undeniable edge. Google his name and you'll find him in many reported opinions. HIs blog is a resource for both litigants and lawyers."
Family Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Greg Forman is an outstanding family law attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Greg started as an adversary, when I was working for another attorney. Then, he became a friend. After that, a mentor. Not only is Greg one of the most intelligent family law practitioners in the state of South Carolina, he may be the single-most generous such practitioner when it comes to his time and expertise; Greg is doing more for young attorneys than I've seen any law school do. He is a fierce advocate, a fearsome adversary, a trusted colleague, a generous mentor, and a wonderful friend."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Gregory. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Smart lawyer."
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Charleston Family Lawyer Gregory S. Forman
Gregory S. Forman
Family Attorney
Charleston, SC
Licensed for 31 years