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Daniel E. Forrest Esq.

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Daniel E. Forrest

Location:
Plantation, Florida
Phone:
954-800-5000
Fax:
954-252-4095
Email:
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There are hundreds of divorce attorneys in Florida. Choosing the right one can seem like a daunting task, but choose an accomplished attorney who is on your side, and devotes 100 percent of his practice to family law. Attorney Daniel Forrest represents clients in Fort Lauderdale and throughout South Florida in a wide range of family law legal matters. He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar Association in Marital and Family Law and also Certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Mediator. His determination and focus have led to numerous legal accomplishments, including the honor of a 5.0 out of 5.0 Overall Peer Rating in Family Law -- 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. He has also been honored with  Martindale-Hubbell's esteemed "AV- Preeminent" rating, which recognizes lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability. Additionally, Mr. Forrest has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers in 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016, a distinction that no more than 2.5% of Florida lawyers receive.

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. Born and raised in South Florida, he is familiar with the nuances of Florida laws and courtrooms and knows what to expect from the judges here. 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.

South Florida clients are in good hands when they choose to work with attorney Daniel Forrest.

Learn more about the results an experienced lawyer can help you obtain by scheduling your initial consultation. The firm can be reached online or by calling 800-642-8160.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Family Law
  • Marital & Family Law
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Mediator, Florida Supreme Court, 2013
  • Marital & Family Law, The Florida Bar, Board of Legal Specialization and Education, 2012

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2007

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
    • J.D. - 2006
    • Honors: Moot Court Honor Society
    • Honors: Pro Bono Honor Society
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California - 2006
    • Major: Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution - Negotiation and Settlement Advocacy
  • University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gainesville, Florida
    • B.A. - 2002
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Pre-Law Honor Society
    • Major: History

Published Works

  • Florida Dissolution of Marriage, Chapter 2 - Grounds For Dissolution And Effect of Fault, The Florida Bar, 12th Edition, 2014
  • Florida Dissolution of Marriage, Chapter 2 - Grounds For Dissolution And Effect of Fault, The Florida Bar, 11th Edition, 2012
  • Florida Dissolution of Marriage, Chapter 2 - Grounds For Dissolution And Effect of Fault, The Florida Bar, 10th Edition, 2010
  • Florida Dissolution of Marriage, Chapter 2, The Florida Bar, 10th & 11th Edition, 2010

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers® "Rising Stars" - An honor afforded to no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in Florida, 2016
  • Super Lawyers® "Rising Stars" - An honor afforded to no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in Florida, 2015
  • Super Lawyers® "Rising Stars" - An honor afforded to no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in Florida, 2014
  • Super Lawyers® "Rising Stars" - An honor afforded to no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in Florida, 2011
  • Super Lawyers® "Rising Stars" - An honor afforded to no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in Florida, 2010
  • AV- Preeminent Rated , 5.0 out of 5.0 Overall Peer Rating in Family Law - the highest possible ranking, Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Family Law Section of The Florida Bar, Member, 2006 - Present
  • Broward County Bar Association, Member, 2006 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Michael J. Alman, P.A., Associate, 2009 - 2012
  • Zimmerman & Bayne, P.A., Associate, 2006 - 2009

Languages

  • English

Paulina Forrest Esq.

Paulina Forrest Esq.

Location:
Plantation, Florida
Phone:
800-642-8160
Fax:
954-252-4095
Email:
PAULINA FORREST is a graduate of the University of Central Florida (B.A., 2007) and Florida Coastal School of Law (J.D., 2010). She graduated law school with High Honors and High Distinctions. Prior to joining the Law Office of Daniel E. Forrest, P.A., Ms. Forrest was the Appellate and Training Attorney for the Fourth District of Florida Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel. Her legal career began assisting indigent persons entitled to counsel in dependency cases, defending the civil rights of parents throughout the State of Florida. She was drawn to the importance of the work, and the State’s need for quality attorneys to be a voice for people who are usually ignored. She has litigated cases involving a wide spectrum of vulnerable populations. It is and will always be her passion to bring families torn apart by substance abuse or mental health issues together again. She has personally tried cases involving mental health disorders, substance abuse sufferers, termination of parental rights, and guardianships of vulnerable adults. She has been a frequent lecturer on dependency law.

Ms. Forrest devotes her practice to any and all adoption, dependency, matrimonial, and family law matters, including divorce, paternity, adoption, premarital agreements, domestic violence, enforcement, contempt, alimony, child support, custody, visitation, parenting plans, time-sharing, equitable distribution, property division, restraining orders, mediation, post-judgment modifications, Agency Adoptions, Annulments, Assisted Reproductive Technology, Child Abduction, Child Abuse and Neglect, Child Advocacy, Child Dependency, Cohabitation Agreements, surrogacy arrangement, Collaborative Family Law, Domestic Violence, Gay and Lesbian Family Law, International Adoptions, Independent Adoptions, Interstate Adoptions, Juvenile Dependency, Juvenile Law, Same Sex Marriage, Step Parent Adoptions, Surrogacy Law, and Termination of Parental Rights.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Family Law
  • Marital & Family Law
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Adoption
  • Dependency
  • Termination of Parental Rights

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2010

Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, Florida
    • J.D. - 2010
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Honors: With High Distinction
  • University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida

Classes/Seminars

  • Shelter Training, the Basics and More , OCCCRC
  • Everything you need to know about mental health evaluations, OCCCRC

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay Chamber of Commerce, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, Appellate and Training Attorney
  • Law Office of Fred Tromberg, Clerk- Attorney

Ancillary Businesses

  • Testimony Training for Licensed Professionals
  • Lecturer for ACE classes on legal, mental health, and substance abuse issues