Gregory S. Forman

Top rated Family Law attorney in Charleston, South Carolina

Gregory S. Forman, P.C.
Gregory S. Forman
Gregory S. Forman, P.C.

Practice Areas: Family Law, Appellate

Licensed in South Carolina since: 1992

Education: Temple University Beasley School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

Gregory S. Forman, P.C.

171 Church Street
Suite 160
Charleston, SC 29401 Visit website


Attorney Gregory S. Forman is the founder and owner of his law office in Charleston, South Carolina, Gregory S. Forman, P.C. Attorney at Law. Nationally recognized as one of the top attorneys in the country, Mr. Forman devotes his practice solely to family law, and he has achieved considerable success assisting clients throughout Charleston, Mt. Pleasant and surrounding areas of the state's Low Country with their divorces and other serious legal issues affecting their families.

Among his impressive list of legal credentials, Mr. Forman holds his certification as a family court mediator by the state of South Carolina, and he serves as part of the Mandatory Lawyer Mentoring Program, where he instructs newly licensed lawyers in the best practices of family law. Moreover, he dedicates much of his time outside of his practice to legal research and writing, and he has conducted numerous lectures and continuing legal educations seminars across his region on a variety of topics related to family law.

As a family law mediator, Mr. Forman has helped dozens of parties resolve their conflicts and reach favorable agreements without having to resort to stressful, expensive and time-consuming court battles, and he also has extensive experience handling appeals. Whether inside or outside of the courtroom, he maintains an unwavering focus on protecting his clients' rights and best interests as well as those of their children, and he works hard to help his clients achieve their goals as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

Honored for his professionalism and service, Mr. Forman has earned an AV-Preeminent peer-review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and South Carolina Lawyers Weekly bestowed him with the Leadership in Law award in 2013. He has also received awards for the divorce blog he maintains on his law firm's website, and he has received numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 1984 graduate of Haverford College, Mr. Forman obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 1991. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

An active leader in his legal community, Mr. Forman served as treasurer for the Charleston County Family Court Liaison Committee, and he has served as president of the Trial and Appellate Advocacy Council of the South Carolina Bar. He has also volunteered as a mediator in contentious abuse and neglect cases for the Charleston County Department of Social Service and served as member of the Attorney Fee Dispute Committee for the South Carolina Bar's Charleston region.

*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

Family Law, Appellate
  • 90% Family Law
  • 10% Appellate

First Admitted: 1992, South Carolina

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Ordering a Spouse out of the House on an Ex-Parte Basis
  • Mentor to newly licensed attorneys, South Carolina Supreme Court Mandatory Lawyer Mentoring Program
  • Guest lecturer on evidence and family law at the Charleston School of Law
  • Moderated the annual guardian ad litem training for the Charleston County Family Court bar in 2009 and for the South Carolina Bar for 2010 through 2012
  • Lecturer, American Bar Association’s semi-annual Family Law Section on Lump Sum Alimony, 2008
  • Presenter, South Carolina Bar’s Family Law “Hot Tips” and “Cool Tips” seminars and the Family Court’s Bench/Bar
  • An Iconoclastic View of the Guardian ad litem’s Role
  • A Dozen Grade ‘A’ Strategies: Winning Custody Cases Without Bankrupting Your Client
  • Some Constitutional Issues When Representing Parents Against Accusations of Abuse or Neglect
  • Family Law Issues After a Spouse or Parent Dies
  • Five Ways to Get a Spouse out of the House, Modifying Child Custody, Contingency Fees and Interest  in Collecting Child Support and Alimony
  • Obtaining Relief From Family Court Temporary Orders, Four Rule to Show Cause Pitfalls to Avoid
  • Representing the (Innocent) Wage-earner in Child Custody and Divorce, Joint Legal Custody: What Is It? Why Have It?
  • Board of Editors for the 2010 update of Marital Litigation in South Carolina, Substantive Law, 4th Edition by Professor Emeritus Roy T. Stuckey
  • Creating or Defeating South Carolina Jurisdiction in Multi-State Custody or Support Actions
  • The “Leadership in Law” award from South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, 2013
  • AV rating from Martindale Hubbell
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • Past-President of the South Carolina Bar Trial and Appellate Advocacy Council
  • Treasurer for the Charleston County Family Court Liaison Committee
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • South Carolina, 1992
Educational Background:
  •  Haverford College with a dual major in political science and economics, 1984
  • Thompson v. Thompson, 2019
  • Abate v. Abate
  • Moore v. Moore
  • Emery v. Smith
  • Upchurch v. Upchurch
  • Spreeuw v. Barker
  • Ware v. Ware
  • Bojilov v. Bojilov
  • Katzburg v. Katzburg

Office location for Gregory S. Forman

171 Church Street
Suite 160
Charleston, SC 29401

Phone: 843-720-3749


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

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