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|MD||Inactive - Retired||2002||02/27/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Maryland Super Lawyer||SuperLawyers||2007|
|Washington, DC Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2007|
|Bar Leaders||Montgomery County, Maryland Bar Foundation||2007|
|Bar Leaders||Montgomery County Bar Foundation||2006|
|Attorney||Goldberg Jones, PLLC||2009 - 2011|
|Attorney||Gierke, Curwen, Metzler & Erie, P.S.||2008 - 2008|
|Sr. Attorney||Strickler, Sachitano & Hatfield, PA||2001 - 2007|
|Attorney||Burgess, Fitzer, P.S.||1998 - 2000|
|Attorney||Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel||1995 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Compass Collaborative||Member||2013 - Present|
|King County Collaborative Law||Member||2011 - Present|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Member||2011 - Present|
|King County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Family Law Section Chair 2014-2015||2009 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|Pennsylvania State University Alumni Association||N/A||N/A|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||Member||2007 - 2011|
|Montgomery County Inns of Court||Barrister||2005 - 2007|
|Montgomery County Bar Association||Member||2002 - 2007|
|Montgomery County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member and Co-Chair (2006)||2002 - 2007|
|DC Bar Association||Member||2001 - 2011|
|Women's Bar Association of Maryland (Montgomery County chapter)||Member and officer||2001 - 2007|
|Seattle University School of Law||N/A||JD - cum laude||1995|
|Pennsylvania State University||Liberal Arts||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|Family Law Section Meeting||ADR Approaches in Family Law - Arbitration, Mediation or Collaborative Law - a Panel Discussion||2007|
|Law School for the Public||Alimony and Marital Property Awards||2006|
|Divorce Legal Seminar Part I and Part II||Divorce||2004|
Posted by Christine
Everything that the other reviewers have written is 100% true. Jennifer is professional, straightforward, and extremely knowledgeable. From my divorce experience I now know that family law is as much about managing emotions as it is about the law. Having someone know this, anticipate it, and manage it in a client, as well as manage the nuts and bolts of ending a marriage, with class, with the least amount of conflict, takes a person with great capacity and depth. Jennifer demonstrated all of these skills, in spades.
Posted by Tom
I'm sorry you're reading this review since it means you are probably experiencing a lot of sadness and disruption. Take heart, you're reading about an excellent lawyer. Jen Forquer represented me in my divorce. I found her to be knowledgeable; organized; and, determined. Frankly, I did not select Jen due to any particular reasoned analysis, but stumbled upon her partner in an effort to hire counsel with a proven track record of expeditiously dealing with the attorney my wife hired some time prior to serving me with a complaint. My original attorney was busy with a number of pressing matters, so her partner Jen handled my case as she had greater availability at that moment and could readily address what should have been a routine dissolution finished in a matter of a few months. Still stunned by the failure of my marriage of almost three decades, I was sleep-walking through life at that moment and agreed to give Jen principal responsibility for my case without a lot of thought. I got very lucky because in hindsight it was the best decision I made during this entire dissolution travail. Jen put a plan in place to move the matter along with minimal expenditure, but my spouse articulated a desire to battle over every aspect of the case and engaged new counsel in an express effort to increase the acrimony and length of the proceedings. Jen transitioned seamlessly from what should have been a low intensity matter of property distribution to a prolonged battle over virtually every feature of the case. Motion after motion was required to move the litigation along which ultimately culminated in a trial exceeding a week. Jen kept me informed of what was happening through regular emails and calls. She chewed into her personal time to accommodate my chaotic existence and keep me on track. I once was a trial lawyer myself and have seen all types of counsel in both trial and appellate practice. Jen is as good as any I've seen. She is prepared and confident in her presentation. Her pleadings and briefs are to the point and well-reasoned. The results exceeded my expectations. She earned my utmost confidence and trust. In my opinion, you will not find a better attorney than Jen Forquer to represent you in a family law matter.
Posted by TB
There is no perfect post-divorce-with-children scenario. It is a truth universally acknowledged that there is a learning curve to co-parenting which can be riff with challenges. When guided by a lawyer who genuinely cares, the parties will ultimately thrive. I base this on my 3+ years experience as a client with superb [Seattle] family lawyer, Jennifer Forquer. I have always been able to rely on her to be engaged and understanding of the unique personal dynamics of our high conflict case, which was further complicated by international elements. Without fail, she prioritized the long-term best interests of our children, and she thought through what could bring us a better future. Jennifer's strength as a lawyer is that she will tenaciously and constructively strive for what is best for the family. She has a genuine aim to proactively help plan the financial dimensions and authentically reduce the potential emotional acrimony over the long haul. I value that Jennifer is an active listener with a steel-trap mind for details, extensive acumen of the relevant law, resourceful, and able to pull together a big picture view of what is fair-minded and practical. Whenever challenges arose, Jennifer remained unflappable, ethical, non-judgmental, and most-importantly reliably solutions-minded. Along the way she has offered me choices. She made herself directly available to communicate about different options I had and what the immediate and long-term horizon ramifications might be. Consistently over time, Jennifer has proven not to be your stereotypical lawyer. The highest praise I can give is that she has been a consummate professional, but also a teacher and a friend. She has championed the stability and welfare of our family collectively and as individuals. By her example, she has taught me to be a better communicator. The knock-on benefits are that our family is able to move forward with our lives in a positive way. Thank you, Jennifer! To all future clients who may be fortunate enough to have Jennifer representing you, without hesitation I know that she will have your back.
Carlos Lastra, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
Jennifer is an exceptionally talented attorney in family law litigation. During her time in my part of the country, I battled against Jennifer in a wide variety of family law matters. As a result, I have since referred her a number of clients because I have complete confidence that she will get the job done right. I endorse this lawyer.
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