There are many quality Collaborative Law attorneys, divorce mediators and family law attorneys in Portland. Here are a list of reasons to choose Forrest:

Practice Limited to Family Law

Forrest limits his practice exclusively to family law. When you work with Forrest you can be confident that you are working with someone who has extensive knowledge and expertise in Oregon family law.

Commitment to Excellence

Forrest is a past Board member of the Oregon Association of Collaborative Professionals, Oregon Mediation Association and the ADR Section of the Oregon State Bar. Forrest regularly attends continuing education programs in the field of family law and is part of a practice group called Bridges Divorce. Additionally, Forrest has spent a substantial amount of time developing this website as a resource for clients.

Our Approach

Forrest offers a wide variety of services to meet the needs of all clients, including Divorce Mediation, Collaborative Law, Uncontested Divorce and assistance with Do-It-Yourself Divorce. When you first meet with Forrest the meeting will focus on which divorce process makes the most sense for your situation.


Forrest has been practicing law since 2006 and mediating since 2008. Forrest’s practice is limited to out-of-court resolutions, meaning he mediates and practices Collaborative law exclusively.

No Retainer Requirement

Many firms require a substantial retainer fee. We don’t.  You will be asked to place a credit card on file to pay the fees for your case.

Phone and Online Appointments

For your convenience phone or online appointments can be scheduled in place of in person meetings.  This tends to work well for clients who live in a different part of the state, travel for work or just cannot make it to the office due to work or child care constraints.  You can choose to have your initial consultation (and any subsequent meeting) over the phone or in in person.  A phone appointment is scheduled just like an in person appointment.  This is just one more way our office tries to make this difficult transition a little bit easier for you.

Online Scheduling

You can schedule your own appointment using our online scheduling system. Forrest’s calendar is updated in real time so you can easily figure out a time that is convenient for you.

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