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Forrest Law Legal Team

Welcome to Forrest Law

We are problem solvers! That’s our philosophy. We provide legal and consulting services that work to solve your particular situation. Whether it’s recovering lost assets through a diminished value claim, working through energy and sustainability solutions for your municipality, building a more profitable company, or working through those complex taxi regulations, Forrest Law is here to help and provide solutions. We work with you one-on-one to come up with the solutions you need. Unlike some larger firms, you often have access directly to your attorney regarding questions or concerns that come up on a day to day basis.

Our firm offers a wide range of services including Diminished Value Claims, Energy, Green, and Sustainability solutions, Mortgage Defense, Consumer Law, Tort and Contract Issues, Employment, and Taxi Industry Proceedings. We’re centrally located in Wethersfield, CT, and practice throughout the entire State, from Hartford to Stamford, New Haven to Danbury, and in Middletown, Bridgeport, Waterbury and Fairfield.

If you have any questions about our experience, specific practice areas or require personalized advice and information please submit a contact form or call us. We will help you find the right solution to your needs.
Matthew Forrest

Attorney Matthew Forrest

Matthew Forrest, Esq.

General Counsel

Matthew Forrest has more than fifteen years of experience litigating in Connecticut and New York courts. Whether it is a small contractual matter, a real estate investment, or a large malpractice case, Matthew strives to provide his clients with superior legal service and excellent customer service. The client is never left in the dark as to what is going on with their individual concerns.

Matthew completed his studies at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA in Economics and Finance; Nottingham University, Nottingham, England in International Economics/finance; Roger Williams University School Of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island; University College London School Of Law, London, England; Universidade Catolica Portuguesa School of Law in Lisbon, Portugal in Electronic Commerce, Information Policy and Law, Unfair Competition and Social Communication.

ENERGY, SUSTAINABILITY and GREEN EXPERIENCE

Click here to link to Citizen Engagement information
Click here to link to Municipal Energy Program information
Click here to link to Municipal Advocacy and Public Speaking information

PAST AND PRESENT PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND LICENSES

Connecticut Insurance Adjusters License – All Lines
Member of the Connecticut Bar
Member of the New York Bar
Member of the United States District Court (Connecticut)
New York Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
Member of the American Bar Association
Inns of Court, Two Grays Inn, London, England
Rhode Island Committee on Foreign Relations
Fellow of the Government, Public Interest Law Society
Association of Public Interest Law
Member of the Justinian Law Society
Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity

DIRECTOR/COMMUNITY/GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE

Board Member, Wethersfield Board of Education 2013-Present
Governor/Director, Governing Board, The Wethersfield Historical Society 2009-2013
3 Term Councilman, Legislator for the Town of Wethersfield, November 2003-2009
Chair, Wethersfield Green Summit Committee
Vice Chair, Wethersfield Energy Committee
Presiding Judge for the Intercollegiate Mock Trial Competition in CT and RI
Director, Board of Directors, Riverfront Recapture, Inc.
Director, Board of Directors, Tri-Town YMCA
Trustee/Director – The Fairway Trust, Palm Beach Florida Real Estate Trust

Kali Lefflbine

Paralegal

Kali worked as a Contract Analyst for one of the top direct marketing firms in the country. Kali has lived in Connecticut her entire life and received her BS in Criminology from Central Connecticut State University.  Kali lives in Ellington and is a full time mom of three . Kali is passionate about enriching the lives of children and is able to do this through her role as a Girl Scout troop co- leader.

Laurie Diwinsky

Paralegal

Laurie has worked as a litigation paralegal since 1990 for plaintiff and defense firms throughout the state. She was born and raised in Connecticut and currently lives in Ellington with her husband and three daughters. In addition to paralegal work, Laurie is pursuing her certification as a licensed shorthand reporter and intends to incorporate freelance stenography into her paralegal career.

Laurie is also a certified instructor in Kyokushin karate and has taught children and adults of all ages since 2003, as well as self-defense classes for teen girls and women.

Carla Ochoa

Paralegal

Carla received her Associate degree in Paralegal studies from Manchester Community College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Eastern Connecticut State University,

Carla has worked in the legal field as a Paralegal for the last five years and volunteers for non-profit organizations on her free time. She is passionate about helping women and children and focuses her volunteering on organizations that carry out said mission. 

Sheila Huard

Paralegal

Sheila attended the paralegal program at the National Academy for Paralegal Studies, and has worked in the legal field as a paralegal since 1992.  She has worked for both Plaintiff, Defendant and Real Estate firms throughout the State of Connecticut.
In addition to paralegal work, Sheila is a certified yoga instructor, reflexologist and reiki practitioner, and has a small business in Plantsville, Connecticut.

out said mission.