David A. Forrest

David A. Forrest

Westlake, Ohio
216-592-8364 (Local)
888-341-5854 (Toll Free)

David has been licensed to practice law in Ohio since 1979. He obtained a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Baldwin-Wallace in 1976 and earned his law degree from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 1979. Dave is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He served on the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Association for Justice (formerly Ohio Association of Trial Lawyers) from 1993 through 1999 and was the Section Chairman for Products Liability from 1995 through 1997. Dave regularly lectures other lawyers in Continuing Legal Education seminars with topics including medical malpractice, products liability, employment intentional tort and trial strategies. He was named a leading lawyer by Northeast Ohio Inside Business Magazine in 2002 and 2003 and a 2004 Ohio Super Lawyer by a Cincinnati magazine.  For many years, Dave has volunteered his time as a speaker for Mothers' Against Drunk Drivers ("MADD") at MADD's driver awareness sessions.

Dave's practice areas primarily focus upon personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, products liability and Maritime Law. He also represents clients in employment discrimination and wrongful discharge cases.

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Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Maritime Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Wrongful Discharge

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1979


  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio - 1979
  • Baldwin-Wallace
    • B.S.P. - 1976
    • Major: Psychology


  • Lecturer, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability, Employment Intentional Tort and Trial Strategies, Continuing Legal Education Seminars

Honors and Awards

  • Leading Lawyer, Northeast Ohio Inside Business Magazine, 2002, 2003, and 2008
  • Ohio Super Lawyer, 2004 - 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio Association for Justice (formerly Ohio Association of Trial Lawyers), Past Board Member, 1993 - 1999
  • Ohio Association for Justice (formerly Ohio Association of Trial Lawyers), Products Liability Section, Past Chair, 1995 - 1997
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers