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Edward R. Forman

Civil rights Attorney at Columbus, OH

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I litigate civil rights cases because I believe in them.  I believe in the right to free speech, the right of citizens' to be secure in their own homes, and the right to be free from false prosecutions and excessive force at the hands of the police.  This is why I went to law school, and why I have spent the last 13 years fighting for my clients as hard as I possible can. If we do not protect our rights, no one will protect them for us. 

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Licensed for 19 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/11/2022

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

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Marshall and Forman LLC
250 Civic Center Dr Ste 480
Columbus, OH, 43215-5086

Reviews

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Posted by Nicholas Holbrook | April 28, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Brilliant and polite
I didn't hire him, but would have. He was very polite and very helpful.
Posted by Mari | February 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look no further!!!
Attorney Ed Forman did an awesome job representing me as a client and understanding the importance of my case. Employment discrimination is never fun, but you can count on Ed to work diligently until satisfactory results are achieved. Honesty is very important when such cases present themselves and Ed was very honest about the results and outcome of this case. It help me tremendously and I would recommend Ed to anyone needing representation in a split second. Thanks again Ed!
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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney and Highly Recommended!
I highly recommend Edward Forman. He is not only a very talented attorney, but also very passionate and dedicated to his cases and the clients he serves. He handled my employment discrimination case and was very timely with all matters and attentive to all my questions and concerns. Additionally, he was very sensitive to a topic of discrimination that was very personal and difficult for me. He was very knowledgable and able to explain all legal matters to me in layman's terms, walking me through each step of the process. Furthermore, the case outcome and final settlement greatly exceeded my expectations going into the case. I recommend him and his law firm to all those experiencing employment discrimination and civil rights issues.
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Posted by Debbie | January 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Attorney
I met with Ed at a devastating point in my life. That feeling was short lived after our first meeting. He made me feel like a we could conquer the world when he accepted my case. From day one he was extremely knowledgeable of the laws, very professional, compassionate and his integrity was apparent in the way he presented himself. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to have Ed Forman represent me. Not only did he win my case but I got the justice that he demanded I get. I would recommend to anyone seeking an attorney in a Civil Rights or Employment law case, call Ed Forman before anyone else!
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Posted by Carla | January 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
To say that I got lucky in finding Ed Forman is an understatement. I was in a situation that I had never been in before and did not know where to turn or what to do. Not only did Ed truly listen, he also understood what I was going through emotionally. He was encouraging and supportive throughout the entire process. He is incredibly knowledgeable and thorough in his profession but beyond that he is personable. You don't feel as though you are alone. My advice to anyone who is looking for an attorney to represent them in employment law and civil rights - Ed should be your first phone call.
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Posted by Randy | July 21, 2015
excellent civil rights attorney
Mr. Forman has an excellent record as a civil rights lawyer. For the past 10 years, I have referred any civil rights work that comes through my office to Mr. Forman. Not only have my referrals all been thoroughly impressed with his skills, Mr. Forman has routinely kept me in the loop as much as his clients. I truly appreciate all of his hard work. I would not hesitate to make referrals to Mr. Forman in the future.
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Posted by Lisa | April 15, 2015
Incredible person. Incredible attorney.
Ed Forman was recommended to me by a mutual acquaintance when I was going through a difficult situation, and I never anticipated meeting an attorney who was such a genuine advocate for me. Ed worked on my case in a way that I imagine someone would fight for a family member. He knew my situation inside and out, came to know me as a person, presented options for how to proceed, and was exceptional at following through and following up. He cared about taking the case as far as it needed to go, no matter how much extra time it meant. He is someone who fights for what is right and who also cared about my well being. Ed still follows up with me even though the case is over. He cares about the people he helps. He's an intelligent, diligent attorney who uses his knowledge to make this world a better place.
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Posted by Nancy | September 30, 2014
Excellent Attorney
I am a current client of Ed and have been exceedingly impressed with his skills and knowledge as an attorney. He is very hard-working, returns your calls/emails immediately, and is also very knowledgeable on all legal matters. He is also very kind and compassionate toward his clients. I have had such unfortunate circumstances in my life and I can easily say that Ed has gone above and beyond to guide me, listen carefully to my circumstances, and thoroughly explain the available options. Just like the other reviewer, I am very grateful to have Ed as my attorney. I was referred to Ed by my neighbor at the time who was a law professor. He provided excellent reviews regarding Ed’s abilities and knowledge and I could not agree more with him. I am very thankful for that recommendation and I also highly recommend him here to other prospective clients. I am so grateful to Ed for being so diligent, hard-working, and compassionate in dealing with my situation. I cannot thank him enough for going above and beyond to help me. I assure you that you will be equally impressed with his abilities. He is undoubtedly the best attorney I have ever met!
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Posted by Tatiana | August 7, 2014
Outstanding Attorney.
I know , I put 5 stars on everything regarding Edward's evaluation and it seems unrealistic, but, believe me!- when you don't know whom to turn to, who can help you, and being pushed around from one attorney to another,- it is extremely satisfactory to just get a moment of a feeling at some point, that ..someone didn't abandon you and gave you his hand of help. Attorneys have this great responsibility for peoples lives! We rely on them to help us when we need help most! It sounds very cheesy, but I'm grateful to God, that Edward contacted me regarding my case. I was lost in a mess of searching for an attorney. Communication was great: updates, timely emails, calls.. Professionalism was great too. He was very respectful, while discussing sensitive to me topics. Very, very pleased. Thank you.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-325 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Marshall and Forman LLC
  • 2003 - Present

Education

  • The Ohio State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • The Ohio State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • Aldrich v. City of Columbus
  • Summary Judgment Motion Denied and Settlement Reached
  • Homewood v. McCarthy
  • Temporary Restraining Order Awarded
  • Graley v. City of Coshocton
  • Jury verdict in Client's favor

Associations

  • Ohio Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Associaiton
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Superlawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Superlawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Ohio State Bar Association publication
  • Wrongful Termination: Know the Basics
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Ohio Employment Lawyers Association Annual Seminar
  • Barriers to Re-Employment after Termination
  • 2016
  • Police Liability Cases from Start to Finish
  • Obtaining key Information to Make or Break a Claim
  • 2016
  • Ohio Association for Justice Winter Convention
  • ADA Disability Law and Interplay with Workers' Compensation
  • 2015
  • Midwest Labor and Employment Law Conference
  • Update -- Fair Labor Standards Act
  • 2014
  • Police Liability in Ohio
  • Filing a Civil Action
  • 2014
  • Basics of Employment Law
  • ADA/FMLA
  • 2013
  • Handling the Police Liability Claim
  • Documents and Settlement
  • 2013
  • Columbus Employment Lawyers Association
  • The Legal Rights of Workers
  • 2013
  • Midwest Labor Law Conference
  • Recent Trends and Developments Under the FLSA
  • 2011
  • Ohio Association for Justice Annual Convention
  • FMLA and ADA Issues for the Personal Injury Lawyer
  • 2011
  • Police Liability
  • Bringing Police Liability Claims
  • 2011
  • Ohio State Bar Association Annual Convention
  • Independent Contractors Under the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (8)
Endorse Edward
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ed is an excellent and knowledgeable attorney in the area of civil rights and employment law."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I routinely recommend Ed to clients who are facing employment law issues. My clients find Ed to be responsive, skillful, and compassionate."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Workers Compensation and Employment issues often cross paths. So when I need to refer a client out, I know my clients are in good hands with Ed."
Civil rights Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed Forman is an adept litigator who devotes his full energy to every case he encounters. I have no reservation recommending him to potential clients seeking assistance or fellow attorneys seeking co-counsel."
Civil rights Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strong endorse Ed Forman. He is a passionate and skilled advocate for those who have been the victims of civil rights violations. I have referred numerous clients to him over the years, and have personally observed his courtroom skills in action. A top-flight lawyer."
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Columbus Civil rights Lawyer Edward R. Forman
Edward R. Forman
Civil rights Attorney
Columbus, OH
Licensed for 19 years