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Forrest Kim Clinard

Entertainment Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   9 reviews
  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 30 years
    Florida - FL 37 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1993
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1986
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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


Law Office of Forrest K. Clinard
1 Glenlake Pkwy Ne Ste 650
Atlanta, GA, 30328


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Ryan | February 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
small business attorney
Forrest has been essential for our small business with all of our legal needs. He's professional, responsive, thorough, and reliable, and highly recommended.
Posted by Marjorie | February 4, 2021
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Phenomenal Entertainment Attorney
It has truly been a pleasure working with Mr. Forrest K. Clinard for the past 6 years. I found his information on "Avvo" in 2015. After looking through numerous entertainment attorneys on this site, I just kept coming back to his profile and reading all the wonderful comments from clients who have worked with him. When we connected by phone and I explained my legal matters, I knew from the first phone call, that there was no need for me to search any further for an entertainment attorney. Over the years, I've learned so much terms used in the entertainment industry like option rights, life rights, option period, purchase agreement contracts, etc. Forrest's wealth of knowledge and years of experience in the industry gave me the fuel to start my production company. This year we gained the attention of a well known production company in Hollywood, with a story that I've been developing. Forrest was exceptional in guiding me through the process once the project got sold, as he made sure all the necessary paperwork was in place, thoroughly reviewing each document with me and making sure I had a good understanding of these contracts before signing them. Forrest is a true professional in the business, compassionate, honest, trustworthy and just a good hearted individual who puts the needs of his clients first and at the end of the day he gets the job done. I wish this site gave " 10 stars or more, because he would be so deserving of each one! I'm so blessed to have listened to my intuition when choosing him to represent me and I know that we will be working together for many years to come. Forrest is simply the BEST !!!
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Posted by Tim | March 11, 2020
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Copyright and Intellectual Property Law - Well Explained
I attended the talk Forrest Clinard gave on copyright and aspects of intellectual property law. The presentation was thorough, with explanations of the history and current status of copyright and fair use. Mr. Clinard offered several examples of the do's and don'ts when using brand names and trade marked products. Ample time was given to questions from the audience. An informative presentation -
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Posted by Robin | March 10, 2020
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A Wealth of Information
I was referred to Forrest Clinard by a friend to help me copyright my book as I had no real experience with the process. He not only helped me with that but also agreed to come and speak to my group of writers on copyright legalities. He was well-prepared, knowledgeable, thorough, and organized. We all learned so much! I will certainly contact him again when I need to move my book into the film markets and for any other legal issues I might need.
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Posted by Robert | May 20, 2016
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Lucky to have found this gentleman.
It seems that attorneys have to face a lot of tough public opinion, some of it deserved, some not. But on occasion, you're privileged enough to find one with the "old-fashioned" qualities of both experience and compassion (yes, I'm actually using that word in conjunction with lawyers). Forrest Clinard is just one of those people. I'm semi-retired now and have few financial resources anymore, but his legal fees were so reasonable for the work performed, that if I had the funds, I would have gladly paid him MORE for his efforts. His response time, his care in treating you as a valued individual, his lifetime of experience in law, all added up to one of the most pleasant and beneficial experiences I've ever had with a legal professional, anywhere, any time, any place. I feel that I didn't only gain a wonderful attorney, but a friend.
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Posted by MIKE | October 17, 2011
At the recommendation of another client, I hired Atlanta attorney Forrest K. Clinard to manage some business related legal issues. As a business law and business litigation specialist, Forrest K. Clinard exuded professionalism, legal knowledge, and excellent communication skills. He listened, addressed my concerns, and seemed genuinely interested in protecting my assets. Forrest was punctual in delivering the services I requested. Service fees were very affordable for the Atlanta area. Despite hundreds of business lawyers in metro Atlanta, I would rank Forrest second to none. I believe both corporate and small business persons would benefit from Forrest K. Clinard’s expertise in business law.
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Posted by Kimy Kennedy - Peachtree Estate Sales | August 24, 2011
Business Litigation - Atlanta
I'm a small business owner - who upon having a client 'ignore' a contract - Mr. Forrest Clinard came to my rescue. HIGHLY recommend his legal expertise.
Posted by Darrell | July 28, 2011
Compassionate and Effective
When I first met with Forrest Clinard I was impressed with his demeanor. Instead of filling me with b.s. about the law and what he had done in the past he listened to my case wholeheartedly. He understood my goals and what I needed to accomplish and worked the case to meet those expectations. I was most concerned about getting my medical bills paid and the liens against me fulfilled. Mr. Clinard was able to educate me of the entire process instead of just letting me wait by the way side. I have dealt with lawyers in the past that leave you in the dark unless they need something signed, but I was always able to get my questions answered with Forrest and a complete understand of the events unfolding. In the end I was pleased with the end result and would recommend him to anyone with the unfortunate event of dealing with a personal injury claim.
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2011
Absolutely One of Atlanta’s Best Litigation Attorney!
Having worked with many lawyers throughout my career, I can wholeheartedly state that Forrest Clinard is absolutely one of Atlanta’s best litigation attorney! For several years, Mr. Clinard has provided me with exceptional wise counsel. Aside from possessing honor and a thorough knowledge of the law, he is genuinely committed to protecting the best interest of his clients. For me, contending with business litigation issues can be often be confusing and stressful, knowing this, Mr. Clinard attentively addressed my questions by providing me with clarification of the straight facts and guiding me through the whole process. He has demonstrated a high level of expertise and epitomizes professionalism never losing sight of achieving the objective. On more than one occasion and without any hesitation, I have referred Forrest Clinard to friends and acquaintances that were also in need of an excellent business litigation attorney!
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  • The Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Florida State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Giltex Corp. v. Diehl, 544 So. 2d 302 (Fla. 1st DCA 1989)
  • In a case still cited by others today the First District Court of Appeals reversed the trial court in favor of Mr. Clinard's client and remanded the case back to the trial court for further proceedings, which ultimately were successful for the client.


  • Atlanta Film Society
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Women in Film & Television in Atlanta
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Georgia Production Partnership
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • North Fulton Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2008 - Present
  • North Fulton Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Georgia, Entertainment and Sports Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Multi-Bar Leadership Council
  • Co-chairman
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Multi-Bar Leadership Council
  • Director
  • 2009 - 2013
  • North Fulton Bar Association
  • President
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2011
  • North Fulton Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2004 - 2006
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Honors and Awards

  • 2015 President's Award
  • North Fulton Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Presidential Service Award
  • North Fulton Bar Association
  • 2008
  • Award of Appreciation for Pro Bono Work
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 1993


  • Florida Engineering Society Journal
  • Know Your Code of Ethics
  • 1991

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
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Intellectual property Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am a big fan of Forrest and literally just referred a client to him today. Intellectual Property is super dangerous in the hands of most lawyers. If you have something you want to protect get off the internet and call Forrest, he will graciously explain whats going on, talk strategy and protect your rights. Top Shelf Counsel."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Forest is an excellant litigator. He is considerate of his clients and represnts them with zeal and expertise. The respect of his colleagues was evidenced by his service as the President and a long term Director of the North Fulton Bar Association."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Forest is one of the most talented and professional lawyers in our community. I consider it a great honor to be a fellow member of the bar with a lawyer of such high caliber."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He was my opposing counsel in a complex and odd case. He was professional, friendly and very effective."
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Atlanta Entertainment Lawyer Forrest Kim Clinard
Forrest Kim Clinard
Entertainment Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 37 years