Daniel Forrest

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Law Office of Daniel E. Forrest, P.A.
 | 450 East Las Olas Blvd, Suite 1090
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: 954-800-5000
Fax: 954-252-4095
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011, 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Those in Fort Lauderdale who are dealing with family law issues benefit from the beliefs of Daniel Forrest of the Law Office of Daniel E. Forrest, P.A.; that even complicated cases can be settled without prolonging litigation. His family law practice allows him to fulfill his passion as an advocate for the rights of those who are dealing with matters of domestic violence, divorce, paternity, child support, premarital agreements, parenting plans, visitation, custody, property division, post-judgment modifications, restraining orders, time-sharing and equitable distribution.

Certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Mediator and by the Board of Legal Specialization and Education of The Florida Bar in Marital & Family Law, Mr. Forrest has also received an Avvo “Superb” rating from his work with previous clients. For his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, he earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

A prolific writer with many published works, Mr. Forrest is also a member of the Broward County Bar Association; the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar; and is admitted to practice in Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida.

Mr. Forrest attended the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts with a major in history. Honored as a member of the Pro Bono National Honor Society and the Moot Court Honor Society, he obtained a Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law in the same year he graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law with a major in negotiation and settlement advocacy.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 7 years

Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011, 2014 - 2018

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board Certified

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About Daniel Forrest

Admitted: 2006, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.forrestesq.com/Attorneys/Daniel-E-Forrest.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Florida Legal Elite - ("Up and Comer") - Respected by their peers for excellence in law, these 148 attorneys under 40 years old represent the future of the legal profession in Florida, Florida Legal Elite, 2016
  • Super Lawyers® "Rising Stars" - An honor afforded to no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in Florida, 2018
  • AV- Preeminent Rated , 5.0 out of 5.0 Overall Peer Rating in Family Law - the highest possible ranking, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers® "Rising Stars" - An honor afforded to no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in Florida, 2010
  • 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, 2014
  • 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, 2016
  • Voted by his peers as an Up and Comer for Inclusion - Florida Trend Legal Elite magazine, 2016
  • Super Lawyers® "Rising Stars" - An honor afforded to no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in Florida, 2017

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Re-Certified as a Specialist in Marital & Family Law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, 2017
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, 2013
  • Board Certified in Marital & Family Law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 2007
  • Florida, 2006
  • Broward County Bar Association, Member, 2006 - Present
  • Family Law Section of The Florida Bar, Member, 2006 - Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Faculty, Deposition Skills: Florida, NITA - National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2017
  • Florida Dissolution of Marriage, Chapter 2 - Grounds For Dissolution And Effect of Fault, The Florida Bar, 13th Edition, 2017
  • Florida Dissolution of Marriage, Chapter 2, The Florida Bar, 10th & 11th Edition, 2010
  • 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
  • Chapter 2 - Grounds For Dissolution And Effect of Fault, Author, Florida Dissolution of Marriage, 12th Edition, The Florida Bar, 2015

Educational Background:

  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California, Major: Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution - Negotiation and Settlement Advocacy, 2006
  • University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gainesville, Florida, B.A., Honors: Dean's List, Honors: Pre-Law Honor Society, Major: History, 2002
Office Location for Daniel Forrest

450 East Las Olas Blvd
Suite 1090
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Phone: 954-800-5000

Fax: 954-252-4095

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Last Updated: 4/18/2018

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