Michael C. Forrest
Attorney Mike Forrest is dedicated to defending the rights of consumers, employees, and tenants. He practices in the areas of Consumer Protection; False Advertising; Unfair Insurance Practices; Data Breach/Medical Privacy Litigation; Employment/Wage; Unfair Housing; Unfair Collections and Product Liability.
Prior to his work with Mazow | McCullough, Mike was the managing partner of the class action firm Forrest | LaMothe wherein he prosecuted class action claims for violations of various consumer protection laws, data breach litigation, employment litigation, and housing claims. As a class action attorney, Mike has successfully represented individuals, classes of individuals, and classes of businesses in numerous consumer protection, privacy, housing, unfair insurance, and employment actions.
Mike also previously worked as a litigation attorney where he successfully represented medical providers in hundreds of actions against insurance companies for unpaid medical bills and other unfair insurance practices.
Mike was awarded his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of Maine School of Law, where he served as the co-chair of the moot court team, an appellate advocacy coach, was awarded the Moot Court Competition Prize Brief Award, and awarded the Pro Bono Services Recognition Award. He served as a Rule 90 Prosecutor for the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office, in Portland, Maine, and served as a family-law volunteer at the Volunteer Lawyers Project. In addition, Attorney Forrest earned his Bachelor of Arts degrees in Philosophy and Religious Studies from Rutgers University.
Mike is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, California, New Hampshire and additionally, is admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Northern District of California, the United States District Court of Massachusetts, the United States District Court of New Hampshire, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Attorney Forrest is a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates, the Consumer Attorneys of California, and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys.
Bar and Court Admissions
State Bar of Massachusetts
State Bar of California
State Bar of New Hampshire (Vol Inactive).
United States District Court Northern District of California
United States District Court of Massachusetts
United States District Court of New Hampshire
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
B.A., Rutgers University (2005)
J.D., University of Maine School of Law (2011)
Professional and Community Associations
National Association of Consumer Advocates
Consumer Attorneys of California and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
Honors and Awards
Maine Law Moot Court Competition Prize Brief Award
Pro Bono Services Recognition Award
McGilloway v. Safety Ins. Co., 488 Mass. 610, 174 N.E.3d 1191 (2021)