Claire Koehler Forkner

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. During law school, in addition to participating in moot court programs and directing the Esdaile Program, Ms. Forkner took several classes in the LLM Tax Program, founded and served as president of the Boston University School of Law Running Club, and was active in several volunteer organizations and mentoring programs. She has been recognized as a Massachusetts “Rising Star” by Boston Magazine’s and Law & Politics’s Super Lawyer publication (2013, 2014 and 2015) and as Massachusetts Top Women Attorney “Rising Star” by Boston Magazine (April 2014).

Ms. Forkner is a member of the Family Law section of the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) and worked extensively on the MBA’s 21st Annual Family Law Conference program. Ms. Forkner is also a member of the Family Law section (CLE program) of the Boston Bar Association (BBA) and co-chaired and moderated BBA CLE programs on Family Law Appeals (2013) and Recent Trends in Alimony and Child Support (2014). Ms. Forkner is also a member of the Women’s Bar Association and was formerly on their Board of Directors (2010-2011).  Ms. Forkner is a member of the Greater Boston Family Law American Inn of Court.

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.