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As an experienced Family Law attorney, Mr. Forsse understands the stress his clients endure and the importance of seeking the best possible outcome. His clients can rest assured that he empathizes with their case and will exhaust every possible avenue to achieve a positive outcome in an otherwise hectic time in their lives.  Mr. Forsse takes great pride in representing each one of his clients in the community where he was born and continues to live today.    


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Family: 80%
    4 years, 500 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    4 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($200-300/hour), Fixed (always), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

18 total 

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  • Rebecca M. Perkins

    I endorse this lawyer. This job is very difficult so when you meet a professional opposing counsel everyone has a better day! He does not compromise his client's position but at the same time, he is not overly aggressive and irrational like so many of our colleagues!


    Rebecca Perkins Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Adam Jackson

    Mr. Forsse is a brilliant attorney that I had the privilege to work with briefly, before he embarked on his own. He knows family law and has no issue driving anywhere and do anything to help his clients. He's an exceptional attorney. I endorse this lawyer.


    Adam Jackson Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Lapine & Forsse

4075 Eleventh Street
Riverside, CA, 92501


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
WITKIN AwardWestern State University2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Matthew E. Forsse2013 - Present
AssociateWallin & Klarich A Law Corporation2008 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar Association, Family Law SectionAffiliate Member2012 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationAffiliate Member2011 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationAffiliate Member2011 - Present
Riverside County Bar AssociationAffiliate Member2011 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Parentage ActionThe Court granted our request to move-away, giving my client primary custody of his children
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of California - RiversidePolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Career DayAttorney Responsibilities2015
Legal SeminarIntro to Family Law Discovery2013
Legal SeminarDomestic Violence in Family Law2011