Warren S. Forest
Founder & Managing Director, Family Law Solutions

Warren S. Forest has been recognized as an Expert Network Distinguished Professional.

Warren S. Forest is a distinguished attorney and the Founder and Managing Director of Family Law Solutions in Santa Cruz County, California.

In addition to leading one of Santa Cruz County’s top divorce and family law firms, Forest is a passionate member of his community and an avid athlete. With almost thirty years of experience as an attorney, Forest is truly a leader both in his firm and in his industry as a whole.

Helping good people get through bad times. That's my passion and why I'm a lawyer.

After graduating from SJ Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, Forest’s career has taken a meteoric rise. He has served on the Santa Cruz County Superior Court, Family Law Division, as an attorney in the office of the Family Law Facilitator, and he has also provided assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault as an attorney for Family Matters.

Forest helped found Family Law Solutions in Santa Cruz County, where he focuses on a wide range of complex legal issues related to divorce, including custody, property, child support, pension and retirement, and restraining orders. He and his team are dedicated to solving complex legal problems with strength and compassion.

When you have an opportunity to work with many different kinds of people who are dealing with stressful situations, in the worst times of their lives, you get a very good idea of how people work, and the best way to negotiate and discuss all the important issues that come up in a divorce or separation. I’ve been a practicing attorney since 1985, and I have to say I’ve seen it all. With each client’s situation, as unique as it is, I want to learn what concerns them and what their issues are. And with my experience in dealing with family law in our community, knowing the other lawyers, knowing the judges, I can use that to develop a strategy.

My goal is to work very closely with each client and use the court system in the way that’s most beneficial to them. It’s through using the tools that are available to us, in combination with good negotiating skills, that I can get the best result possible. And I have to say it: I like to win.

Forest brings passion and energy to both his professional work, and the personal work he does in his community. In addition to his private practice, he is a member of the Board of Directors for Dominican Hospital Foundation and former member the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce. When he’s not working with clients, Forest is a competitive alpine skier and marathon runner.

For his tremendous accomplishments over the course of his career, Forest has been selected as a member of the Top One Percent of lawyers by The National Association of Distinguished Counsel. With three decades dedicated to helping his clients achieve their goals, Forest has tuly become one of the true leaders in his industry.

 

Detailed Professional Information

Warren S. Forest received his law degree from the SJ Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. Before that, he graduated with honors from the Orfalea College of Business Administration at Cal Poly SLO with a BS in Accounting. He is the founder and managing director of Family Law Solutions in Santa Cruz County, California, a firm focusing on divorce and family law. He has served on the Santa Cruz County Superior Court, Family Law Division, as an attorney in the office of the Family Law Facilitator. He has also provided assistance to victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Santa Cruz County California as an attorney for Family Matters.

Forest is a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of California and is a member of the Family Law Bar of Santa Cruz County.

Forest has been selected by The National Association of Distinguished Counsel as a member of the Top One Percent of lawyers nationwide.