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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.


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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


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


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.

Nicole Hart


Nicole’s previous work experience includes working in state government, a security firm as well as a large law firm.  She received an Associate Degree in Legal Assistant from Manchester Community College and a BS in Sociology from Eastern Connecticut State University.  Nicole was born and raised in Connecticut and lives with her husband, three children, and two dogs.

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