Ms. Forkner graduated with honors from The Johns Hopkins University (double major in English and History of Art, 2006) and from Boston University School of Law (2009), where she served as a director for the J. Newton Esdaile Moot Court Program. During college Ms. Forkner studied at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University (2004). Before joining Lee & Rivers LLP in 2011, Ms. Forkner gained experience in family law and estate planning at a mid-sized Massachusetts firm.
Ms. Forkner has been recognized as a Massachusetts “Rising Star” (2013 – 2015) and as a Massachusetts Top Women Attorney “Rising Star” in Boston Magazine (2014-2015).
Ms. Forkner is a member of the Family Law section (CLE program) of the Boston Bar Association (BBA) and has co-chaired and moderated several BBA CLE programs on topics including Family Law Appeals, Alimony and Child Support, and Business Valuations in the Family Law Context. Ms. Forkner is also a member of the Women’s Bar Association and was formerly on their Board of Directors (2010-2011).
Ms. Forkner has guest lectured at Boston University School of Law on the subject of Separation and Antenuptial Agreements. She also frequently serves as a volunteer judge for the Boston University School of Law moot court programs and as an “Attorney for the Day” in the Norfolk Probate & Family Court.
Ms. Forkner is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Maryland.