Jennifer A. Forquer

Top rated family law attorney in Seattle, Washington

Meridian Family Law
Jennifer A. Forquer
Meridian Family Law

Practice Areas: Family law; view more

Licensed in Washington since: 1995

Education: Seattle University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007, 2022

Meridian Family Law

901 5th Avenue
Suite 2800
Seattle, WA 98164 Visit website


Jennifer A. Forquer serves the clients of Integrative Family Law, PLLC as an experienced attorney and accomplished partner. She has extensive experience in family law and covers a wide range of cases. These include divorce proceedings, mediation, high-asset divorce, same-sex family law, cohabitation agreements, prenuptial agreements, cooperative divorce, collaborative divorce, child support, parenting and post divorce enforcement and modifications. In short, it would be difficult to find an area of family law she cannot handle in Seattle, Washington.

The path to Ms. Forquer's impressive family law experience began with her undergraduate studies in 1989. She earned a B.A. in general arts and sciences from The Pennsylvania State University. She then graduated cum laude from the Seattle University School of Law. In 1995, the Washington State Bar Association admitted her to practice law in the state.

During her decades-long family law career, Ms. Forquer developed a solid reputation for taking on family law cases involving complex financial estates. These situations often included executive marriages, joint investments and family businesses. She has also co-authored and co-presented textbook material, marketing material and law presentations.

Outside of work, Ms. Forquer maintains an active interest in giving back to her community. For example, the King County Bar Association's Neighborhood Legal Clinics has counted on her as a dedicated volunteer since 2011.

Practice areas

Family law

Focus areas

Alimony & spousal support, Child support, Custody & visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial agreements, Marital property, Mediation & collaborative law, Same sex family law

  • 100% Family law

First Admitted: 1995, Washington

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Educational Background:
  • Graduated cum laude from the Seattle University School of Law., 1995
  • Pennsylvania State University, BA in General Arts and Sciences, 1989
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Admitted, United States District Court -Western Washington, 1998
  • Admitted, Supreme Court of the United States, 2005
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • I co-authored the updates to Chapter 6 (Enhancing Civility and Maintaining Privacy for Your Clients) for the Third Edition of the Washington State Family Law Deskbook, which is published by the Washington State Bar Association and should be released in 2022.  The Deskbook is a go to for family law attorneys on all aspects of the practice.  Chapter 6 addresses professionalism and civility in family law, how to protect a client's privacy in family law matters (sealing of records, protective orders, applicable court rules and statues, discovery, etc.), maintaining privacy of clients’ and children’s health care records and information (HIPPA, Washington State health care statutes, privileges, waivers, custody evaluations, CR35 examinations, etc.) and ethical concerns related to client privacy and the use of technology (metadata, use of email, share file programs, the cloud, devices, etc.).  , Co-Author, WSBA's Washington Family Law Deskbook, 3rd Edition 2022 - Chapter 6 Enhancing Civility and Maintaining Privacy for Your Clients, Publisher - Washington State Bar Association, Washington State Family Law Attorneys, 2021
  • Co-presenter with Paige Haley on new developments in the area of child support at the King County Bar Associations Annual Family Law Hot Topics CLE, Co-presenter with Paige Haley , Child Support - Hot Topics, 2018
  • I co-authored this article and it was a continuation of our prior article on civility.  It was published in the King County Bar Association's Bar Bulletin September 2017.  The article discussed the importance of considering the effect of divorce litigation on children and provide advice about about how to lessen the negative effects of divorce on parents and their children., Co-authored with Sharon Friedrich, Additional Thoughts on the Issue of Civility: Discovery in Family Law and the Effects of Conflict on Children, King County Bar Association's Bar Bulletin, King County Attorneys, 2017
  • I co-prepared the materials and co-presented a 1 hour CLE at the WSBA's annual Family Law mid-year CLE and conference about attorney's ethical obligations in safeguarding client privacy.  It covered the privacy issues associated the use of technology and the interplay with the attorney's obligations under WA State's Rules of Professional Conduct., Co-presenter with Sharon Friedrich at the 2017 WSBA Family Law Midyear Meeting and Conference, New Issues Regarding Protection of Client Confidentiality, Washington State Bar Association, Washington State Family Law Attorneys, 2017
  • I co-authored this article and it was published in the King County Bar Association's Bar Bulletin for November 2017.  In this article, Sharon and I discussed the interplay between an attorney's ethical obligations to protect client information and the technology that attorneys use every day such as computers, cell phones, email, cloud based servers, etc., Co-authored with Sharon Friedrich, Ethical Duties to Protect Your Client’s Confidentiality and Data , King County Bar Association's Bar Bulletin, King County Attorneys, 2017
  • I was selected as one of the Super Lawyers for Washington in the area of Family Law., Super Lawyer, Thompson Reuters/Super Lawyers Washington, 2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell has rated me as Distinguished since at least 2019., Distinguished , Martindale-Hubbell, 2022
  • , Distinguished, Martindale-Hubbell, 2020
  • Super Lawyer, Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine, 2007
  • I was a member of the "Bar Leaders" fellows program within the Montgomery County, Maryland Bar Foundation.  The program is dedicated to furthering the high ideals of the legal profession.  I resigned when I returned to Washington State in 2007., Bar Leaders, Member, Montgomery County, Maryland Bar Foundation , 2006
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • I have been a dedicated volunteer with the King County Bar Association's Neighborhood Family Law Clinics since 2011.  This Clinic is held every Monday evening (holidays excluded) and provides free legal advice and assistance to King County residents in all aspects of family law.  Pre-COVID I provided in person assistance to the Clinic's clients on a regular basis.  With the advent of COVID, the Clinic switched to providing assistance remotely and the level of my involvement has increased.  Most of the Clinic's clients are low income and facing difficult situations for which they are unable to afford an attorney and the Clinic provides them access to legal counsel as many times as needed., 2022
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Washington State Bar Association - I was admitted in 1995 and have been a member in good standing since then , 2022
  • Washington State Bar Association; Family Law Section - I have been a member of the Family Law Section since 2009 , 2022
  • King County Bar Association member and member of the Family Law Section since 2009.  I was the Chair of the Family Law Section in 2014-2015 after having been the Vice Chair in 2013-2014 and Secretary in 2012-2013.  , 2022
  • Domestic Relations Attorneys of Washington (DRAW) - I have been a member of this organization since it began in 2019., 2022
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals - I have been a member since I became a collaborative law practitioner in 2011 after completing the required 40 hours of mediation training and initial training specific to collaborative law.  This is an international organization of collaborative practitioners and it provides trainings for the members, information for the public about collaborative law and is dedicated to furthering collaborative law worldwide. Website:, 2022
  • King County Collaborative Law - I've been a member of this organization since 2011 and I have been the Chair of the Standards and Best Practices Committee since 2017.  As Chair of that committee I provided updated standards that apply to all members of the organization, provided protocols for remote sessions when COVID changed our world and have begun working a forms bank for the use of all members.  This organization provides regular trainings in the area of collaborative practice and information for the public about the use of collaborative law in family law as well as other areas of practice.  Website:  , 2022
  • Compass Collaborative - I have been a member since 2014. Compass Collaborative is a practice group of collaborative law professionals who came together to help divorcing couples resolve disputes using an open, transparent and cooperative approach. Our practice group is an association of attorneys and other professionals serving the Seattle area and the Eastside.  We meet on a regular basis (initially monthly but moved to 4 times per year) and provide training in collaborative law practice for it's members.   Website: , 2022
  • Collaborative Professionals of Washington - I have been a member since 2018.  In 2020 I became a member of the Board  and am currently the Treasurer.  This is a non-profit association of independent professionals from the fields of law, mental health, and finance and is focused on promoting the practice of collaborative law and providing information, training and support to collaborative practitioners throughout the State of Washington.  Website: , 2022
  • Maryland Bar.  I was admitted in 2002 and practiced family law in Montgomery County, MD during the time resided in MD.  After I returned to the State of Washington, I maintained my active membership for several years but went on inactive status in August 2014., 2014
  • District of Columbia Bar.  I was admitted to the DC Bar in 2001 and practiced family law in DC as well as MD until I moved to Washington State in 2007.  While I maintained my active membership for a period of time after moving, I resigned in 2011., 2011

Office location for Jennifer A. Forquer

901 5th Avenue
Suite 2800
Seattle, WA 98164

Phone: 206-859-6800


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007, 2022

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