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DANIEL E. FORREST is a graduate of the University of Florida (B.A., 2002) and Nova Southeastern University School of Law (J.D., 2006). He is Board Certified in Marital and Family Law by The Florida Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization and Education. Mr. Forrest has received Martindale-Hubbell's esteemed "AV- Preeminent" rating, which recognizes lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability. He has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® (“Rising Stars”) Magazine for 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, and 2016, an honor afforded to no more than 2.5% percent of lawyers in Florida. Mr. Forrest is also certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator. He was honored with the distinction of receiving 5.0 out of 5.0 Overall Peer Rating in Family Law, which is the highest possible ranking given by Martindale-Hubble and serves a testament to the fact that fellow attorneys consider Mr. Forrest at the highest level of professional excellence. Only a select group of attorneys are ever awarded with this premier distinction. Mr. Forrest is a member of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, Broward County Bar Association, and American Bar Association. He authored Chapter 2 (Grounds For Dissolution And Effect Of Fault) of the 10th, 11th, and 12th Editions of The Florida Bar’s complete guide to dissolution of marriage, entitled, Florida Dissolution of Marriage. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Florida, as well as the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of the U.S. District Courts of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Mr. Forrest is a member of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association.  He has been a frequent guest lecturer at Nova Southeastern University Law School’s Family Law Litigation Workshop. Mr. Forrest was voted by his peers for inclusion in Florida Trend Legal Elite magazine as an Up and Comer for 2016.


Mr. Forrest specializes in all matrimonial and family law matters, including divorce, paternity, premarital agreements, domestic violence, enforcement, contempt, alimony, child support, custody, visitation, parenting plans, time-sharing, equitable distribution, property division, restraining orders, mediation, and post-judgment modifications. His practice is fully devoted to complex marital and family law cases, allowing Mr. Forrest to offer clients the in-depth legal knowledge they may require.  His clients consist of successful professionals, physicians, athletes, entertainers, entrepreneurs, businesspersons as well as attorneys. Mr. Forrest prides himself in his ability to settle sophisticated cases without the need for prolonged litigation. When the input of a court is necessary, however, Mr. Forrest has the experience, special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in law to achieve maximum results for his clients. He has been evaluated by The Florida Bar for professionalism, and tested for expertise. Mr. Forrest is recognized and certified by The Florida Bar as having the highest level of competency and experience in marital and family law. Mr. Forrest is competitive, but compassionate, and always strives to achieve the best results for his clients.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 75%
    Less than 1 year
  2. Child Custody: 10%
    Less than 1 year
  3. Child Support: 5%
    Less than 1 year
  4. Domestic Violence: 5%
    Less than 1 year
  5. Family: 5%
    Less than 1 year



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Jeniffer Viscarra

    I endorse this lawyer. I met Daniel as opposing counsel. I found him to be very fair, knowledgeable, and professional. I have referred him clients knowing they will be well represented!


    Jeniffer Viscarra Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Andrew Scott Lieberman

    Mr. Forrest is an excellent attorney and mediator. Mr. Forrest understands the complexity of family cases and respects the parties and the lawyers involved in the mediation process.


    Andrew Lieberman Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Daniel E. Forrest, P.A.

900 S. Pine Island Road, Suite 230
Plantation, FL, 33324


FLMember in Good Standing200606/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarsSuper Lawyers®2016
Rising StarsSuper Lawyers®2015
Rising StarsSuper Lawyers®2014
AV- Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Florida Supreme Court Certified Family MediatorFlorida Supreme Court2013
Board Certified in Marital and Family LawThe Florida Bar - Board of Legal Specialization and Education2012
Rising StarsSuper Lawyers®2011
Rising StarsSuper Lawyers®2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Daniel E. Forrest, P.A.2012 - Present
AssociateLaw Office of Michael J. Alman, P.A.2009 - 2012
AssociateZimmerman & Bayne, P.A.2006 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Broward County Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Florida Bar, Family Law SectionN/A2006 - Present
Broward County Bar Association, Young Lawyers' SectionN/A2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hill v. Hill, 74 So.3d 1093 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2011)Motion for Rehearing En Banc granted. Affirmed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Florida BarFlorida Dissolution of Marriage, 12th Edition, Grounds for Dissolution and Effect of Fault2014
The Florida BarFlorida Dissolution of Marriage, 11th Edition, Grounds for Dissolution and Effect of Fault2012
The Florida BarFlorida Dissolution of Marriage, 10th Edition, Grounds for Dissolution and Effect of Fault2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A2006
University of FloridaHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Pepperdine University School of LawN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law Litigation WorkshopThe Transition From Law School To The Practice Of Law2012